March News
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NEWS
Welcome New Members!
Greater Dalton Chamber members,
 
The CDC issued new guidance last night recommending the cancellation or postponement of in-person events consisting of 50 people or more for the next 8 weeks. In keeping with that guidance, we have decided to postpone or cancel all Chamber events through the end of May. Business Expo 2020 will be rescheduled for the fall, and we’ll let you know when we have a new date. While we do not yet have any confirmed COVID-19 cases in our community, we want to respect the health and safety of our members and the community at large.
 
As we all keep a close eye on the spread of COVID-19, there are many sensible steps each of us can take to safeguard ourselves, each other, and our businesses. At the link below you will find some simple guidelines developed by the Centers for Disease Control. We are beginning to implement some of these measures at the Greater Dalton Chamber, and we hope you find them useful as well.
 

Thank you, and we hope you stay safe and well.
The Small Business Development Center understands that many small businesses will suffer a decline in business as a result of COVID-19. Social distancing protocols are an important part of controlling the spread of the virus, but may also have an unintended significant negative impact on business activity.  We are here to help with no cost one-on-one counseling services and can accommodate with teleconferencing in lieu of face-to-face meetings. As we are funded by the SBA and the University of Georgia, these services are provided at no cost to the business owner.  Our focus during this unique and challenging time is helping small businesses with a tactical plan, cash flow issues, and connecting them with the resources that may be of help.  We have three experienced business consultants on staff who have the experience to help small business during challenging times. Appointments may be scheduled by calling 706-622-2006 or emailing rome@georgiasbdc.org . Other resources are available at https://georgiasbdc.org .
Update on Voting:
The Presidential Primary has been postponed until May 19.

If you voted early, you will not have to vote again.

Advance voting dates for the Presidential Primary and the General Primary Election are as follows:
Advance voting begins April 27 at the Whitfield County Court House Board of Elections Office – 2 nd floor – 8 am to 5 pm

Saturday advance voting will be held on May 9 at the Court House from 9 am to 4 pm.

Last day to vote early is May 15
Primary Election day is May 19 at your polling place
Sample ballots can be accessed online at: http://www.whitfieldcountyga.com/boe/boe.htm

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