NIA Informs
COVID-19 and related information for the insulation industry. Click here to read the latest online.
Free NIA Webinar: Sales Strategies during Uncertain Times
Thursday, June 4, 1-2 p.m. ET

Adapting for success in the COVID-19 environment requires us to make changes to adjust to our new realities and those of our customers. Greg Orth will share his best practices on how to succeed at selling in this new environment, how to manage your mindset for success in uncertain times, and new ways to connect and build relationships that drive your business forward.
Webinar Presenter:
Greg Orth, President, Sandler Training

Please note: NIA will not be hosting a webinar the week of May 25. Watch any of our past webinars at your convenience.
Employer Resources for Re-opening
As companies plan how they will return to the workplace, businesses are looking at federal, state, and local laws to determine how they should proceed. The HR Policy Association has compiled a memorandum of key laws to be aware of in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here for the summary. Click here for the full report.
PPP & Relief Package Updates
Next Relief Package?
White House Economic Adviser Kevin Hassett said this week that a fourth stimulus package may not be needed to address the economic damage caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic. Both the administration and Senate leaders are currently in a “wait and see” mode to assess the full impact of previous stimulus legislation on the U.S. economy before resuming formal talks on a fourth package. Last week, the House passed a $3 trillion economic stimulus package. The White House has signaled it will not approach formal negotiations on a fourth round of stimulus until June.

PPP Updates
The Treasury Department/Small Business Administration (SBA) released the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness application form and instructions late last week. Click here for more information. Further guidance is predicted to be released regarding some of the forgiveness terms, such as the 75% payroll ratio.

For related news items, click here to read a Wall Street Journal article and an Accounting Today article.

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) has been actively engaged on this issue, and has useful information and tools on their website, including PPP loan calculators for different types of businesses with PPP loans. Click here to access these resources.
Regional Updates
With regulations and policies varying by state and region, we will share relevant policies and information that affect a number of our member companies. Continue to monitor your state and local regulations for breaking news.

State and local government entities are opening up applications for short-time compensation (STC) program grants under the federal CARES Act. Click here to learn more.

As state and local governments ease restrictions, many employers are seeking resources to resume their business operations amid COVID-19:

  • Montana Governor Steve Bullock announced $5 million in federal CARES Act funds to expand assistance to residents for their home energy needs.
  • The Nevada Health Response published a report entitled Roadmap to Recovery.

Resource: One Free Call with Legal Counsel
For NIA Member Companies on Any Safety Topic
Now through August 31
In the spirit of aiding all of our members during this critical time, NIA Legal Counsel Gary Auman, of Auman, Mahan & Furry, has offered to respond to one safety matter question, per NIA member, via telephone call or email. Thank you, Gary, for your generosity and your safety expertise.

Contact Auman, Mahan & Furry at 937-223-6003.
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