Apr. 29, 2020
Business Loans During COVID-19
The second round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding is underway to help businesses with financial issues they are experiencing due to COVID-19. Angie Elliott with the Chamber invited four experts to explain the different loans that are available, the intent of each of them and what businesses will need to have on hand to apply for them. Our thanks to Andrea Scarpelli and Robin Needham with Emprise Bank for participating as well as Wayne Bell with the U.S. Small Business Administration and Doug Criscitello with Grant Thornton US .

An Update on Reigniting the Local Economy
The Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce forwarded a letter of support to the Sedgwick County Commission for reopening and reigniting the regional economy. The Governor and the County have been working to develop what the next steps will be and should be providing their updates by the end of this week. We will keep you informed through our communication channels and the Wichita Resource Center when information becomes available.
Good Deeds in Hard Times
Local medical professionals, including Advanced Orthopedics , have teamed up with ICT SOS to provide assistance to the frontline medical workers who are combating COVID-19 in the Wichita community.
Funds raised will help provide resources such as:
— Decontamination education for healthcare workers and their families
— Kits for medical workers recovering or quarantining at home
— Hotel costs for those who must isolate from their families
— Food/groceries for frontline workers to pick up at the hospitals instead of decontaminating at home before going back out to the store

To donate or find support, visit the website at icttogether.org.  
Do you know other Chamber members doing good deeds?   Email us   for the opportunity to highlight them here.
Look for these UPDATES to the Wichita Resource Center

Apr. 28 | Article: Grant Thornton: Paycheck Protection Program Overview | Read

Apr. 28 | Wichita Chamber with Emprise Bank, Grant Thorton & SBA: Business Loans During COVID-19 |  View Recording

Apr. 27 | Article: Martin Pringle: COVID-19 Business Relief Resource Guide |  Read
Upcoming Webinars

Webinar Series: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Path Forward: Navigating the Return to Work | Register for Webinars

Apr. 30 at 2 p.m. CST | Webinar: BKD: Top Questions from Employers Regarding COVID-19 |  Register

May 4 at 12 p.m. CST | Webinar: Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball & KIOGA: Drilling Down on What PPP Means for the Oil and Gas Industry |  Register

Visit the Wichita Resource Center for more resources in a wide-range of topics.
The Chamber will be reposting resources and offers through our social media channels from experts and reputable sources.