A Shelter In Place ordinance is seriously being considered. We expect one to be in place at the end of the week. If instituted, it will affect non-essential businesses and services.

  • The CARES Act is an attempt at the federal level to address issues brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The act seeks to provide economic support to the business sector, employees, individuals, and families.
  • It also specifically addresses industries that have been impacted the most, including air transportation, health care, and education.
Paycheck Protection Program loans, consult with your local lender..

Our focus, during this unique and challenging time, is helping small businesses with a tactical plan, cash flow issues, and connecting them with resources that may be of help.
This is a free service.

Contact Richard Montanaro at the SBDC, Rome
706.622.2006 | rome@georgiasbdc.org


In response to the recent development of COVID-19, the  Georgia Department of Labor  (GDOL) is  temporarily suspending in-person requirements for services  provided by the agency. In accordance with Governor Kemp’s recommendation, the GDOL is providing online access to unemployment services, partial claim access for employers, and other reemployment services.

Join Georgia Chamber Zoom meeting with Labor Commissioner Mark Butler,
Thursday, April 2 at 10am. Contact me for the call-in information.


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Think the census is
not all that important?
Health clinics. Fire departments. Schools. Even roads and highways.
The census can shape many different aspects of your community. The Chattooga County self-response is around 32% right now.
Our goal is to reach 70% by the end of April.
Let's do this Together4Chattooga !

It's safe. It's easy. It's IMPORTANT! TODAY is the day!
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