Scott Tate
President & CEO

Phone: 636.946.0633
To Our Chamber Members:

Today we are awaiting Governor Parson's news conference regarding opening business in Missouri. We will send that information as soon as available.

In the meantime, we want to make sure you have the most up-to-date information, including the ability to apply for both the PPP and EIDL Loans, (both of which received additional funding last week and are accepting applications starting TODAY), links to websites and documents that will help you prepare your business for reopening, and the latest news and resources.

We will also keep you up-to-date with how County Executive Ehlmann and St. Charles County Department of Health plan to reopen St. Charles County.

One thing is certain, things will not return to normal right away - openings will be in stages. We will do our best to keep you informed.

In the meantime, let us know if there is anything we can do to assist you.
With Gratitude & Certainty For Better Days Ahead ,
EDC COVID-19 Survey

Thank you for helping to flatten the curve, practicing social distancing and being mindful to help others in need as we all live through COVID-19 together in St. Charles County and metro St. Louis.

Right now, the Economic Development Center (EDC) of St. Charles County is very interested in your feedback on important issues as we work with elected officials and governmental organizations at all levels, civic groups, businesses, and others.

Please take a moment to answer a few questions that can help St. Charles County as we go through the three phases of tackling this this public health emergency together: Phase I – Responding, Phase 2 – Re-Opening, and Phase 3 – Recovering.

Notice: Additional Economic Injury Disaster Loan Funding - Apply starting TODAY !! (April 27)

With the additional funding provided by the new COVID-19 relief package, SBA will resume processing EIDL Loan and Advance applications that are already in the queue on a first come, first-served basis.

Further information on the availability of the EIDL portal to receive new applications (including those from agricultural enterprises) will be provided as soon as possible.

Missouri Chamber Webinar:  Take advantage of the new PPP & EIDL funding
Paycheck Protection Program

Loans will be available through SBA-approved lenders.
Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)

Loans available through the SBA
Resources to Help Your Business Prepare for Reopening
As we prepare to reopen business, here are some helpful links to get you ready:

Kroger - A Blueprint for Business - Learn from what Kroger has done
National Restaurant Association - Restaurant Reopening Guidance
Cushman & Wakefield - Guide for Reopening Your Workplace

Misc ellaneus

Radwell International - Face Masks, Hand Sanitizer, Face Shields,

#BuyMO to help struggling local businesses - Missouri...

As more and more Missourians practice social distancing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, small businesses are feeling the pinch. There are several ways you can continue to support local businesses during this time. Above all, be mindful...

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St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force

The St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force is an unprecedented collaboration that includes BJC HealthCare, Mercy, SSM Health and St. Luke’s. The St. Louis metropolitan area’s largest health systems are working together to coordinate capacity, staffing, supplies and other issues to prepare for a coming surge of patients. The Task Force is also coordinating with public health departments, elected leaders and state and federal agencies to provide the best possible care for patients. Dr. Alex Garza, Chief Medical Officer at SSM Health and Incident Commander for the St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Taskforce will hold daily briefings on Facebook Live at 3pm.

Facebook Live updates daily at 3pm.

Latest update (Saturday, April 25):

Today’s numbers:
  • 652 hospitalizations (down from 701 yesterday)
  • 159 ICU patients (down from 168 yesterday)
  • 118 COVID patients on ventilators (slightly up from 114 yesterday)
  • 48 additional COVID patients discharged … for a cumulative total of 1,082

St. Charles County Executive hopes to reopen restaurants ...

ST. CHARLES, Mo. - County Executive Steve Ehlmann says he's hoping to get restaurants and bars open by the end of May at the latest. St. Charles County didn't force nonessential businesses to close as part of the stay at home order. The earliest...

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Trump signs $484 billion coronavirus relief bill to...

President Donald Trump signed a $484 billion coronavirus relief package into law Friday as Washington plans the next steps in its unprecedented attempt to rescue an economy and health-care system bludgeoned by the pandemic. The measure puts $370...

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Contact tracing helps to lower the impact of COVID-19 in ...

While the term contact tracing has been in the public conversation for a very short time, St. Charles County's Department of Public Health has conducted "contact tracing" on COVID-19 positive individuals since March 18, when the department became ...

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Trade and COVID-19: The WTO's 2020 and 2021 trade forecast

Among its many regrettable effects, Covid-19 will also have a strong impact on international trade. Forecasting potential trade effects is important for policymaking. This column develops a range of scenarios in a dynamic CGE model to simulate...

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Uniting for Recovery: Lawmakers must shield COVID-19...

During the COVID-19 crisis, Missouri health care professionals have dealt with extraordinary challenges and placed themselves in harm's way to serve the sick. In addition, manufacturers across the state rapidly altered their operations to help...

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Five Important Warnings As The Paycheck Protection...

After passing new stimulus legislation this week, Congress is set to add $310 billion to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Whether you're waiting on an already submitted application or you're itching to apply, here are five things to...

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Congress passes additional $484B in coronavirus relief

After money for the popular Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) was quickly depleted following the passage of the CARES Act, on April 24 President Trump signed a bill with another $484 billion in additional ...

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Lambert in line for federal bailout, director 'very...

This story was originally published in the St. Louis Business Journal on April 15, 2020. Jacob Kirn | St. Louis Business Journal "St. Louis Lambert International Airport is set to receive nearly $60 million from federal CARES Act grants put in...

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New coronavirus podcast episode — listen now

This legislative session, join the Missouri Chamber Governmental Affairs team for a regular look under the dome with a focus on the latest developments concerning pro-business legislation. Listen below, or search for Missouri Capitol Chat on...

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Health systems reassign employees, prepare former nurses ...

ST. LOUIS - Hospitals across the region, swamped in some wings by the still-growing coronavirus outbreak even as other wings empty out, are quickly reshuffling employees into areas where they are more urgently needed, while, in at least one case, ...

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Business Will Play a Critical Role in Bringing the Global Economy Back to Health

While international public health experts warn that “the worst is yet ahead” in the global community’s efforts to tackle coronavirus, a small number of countries are taking first steps towards a gradual reopening. In the past week, Germany, Norway, and several other European countries lifted restrictions on business operations and opened some schools. India, which implemented one of the world’s strictest lockdowns, has unveiled plans for a gradual reopening and recently allowed manufacturing and agricultural work on a limited basis. (View our  Global Dashboard  for the latest.)

As these predominantly wealthy countries consider their next steps, a crisis is brewing in the developing world. Many fragile economies have yet to feel the full impact of coronavirus and are unprepared to deal with either the health or fiscal crisis that the virus will unleash. With more than  90 countries already seeking support  from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), global institutions may not have the resources or capacity to respond.

With leaders across the globe considering how to tackle these emerging challenges, it’s clear that the private sector will have a critical role to play in supporting economic recovery. The Chamber is working closely with our network of 127 American Chambers of Commerce across the globe to track on-the-ground developments and share best practices. We hosted former National Security Advisors Tom Donilon and Stephen Hadley for a conversation on global risks and have launched working groups to discuss the international economic and trade implications of COVID-19. We look forward to sharing more from these efforts in the weeks ahead. In the meantime, we also invite you to  share your thoughts .

Myron Brilliant , Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
National Governors Association (NGA) Issues New Public Health Guide and Roadmap for Governors

As mentioned on today's call, earlier this week, the National Governors Association (NGA) released its  Roadmap to Recovery: A Public Health Guide for Governors . This document outlines ten key steps and related operational considerations for governors to guide critical decisions in support of the public’s health and well-being in the weeks and months ahead in addition to providing a means of comparison against recommendations issued by other entities.  

Virtual Job Fair

4/27/2020 - Harvester Small Engine : Harvester Small Engine is now hiring for the following positions: Mechanic, Mechanic Helper - Yard Person and Parts Counter Sales Person. To apply, call 636-441-6116. 4/23/2020 - National Cart Company :...

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Resources for Individuals
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
The U.S. Chamber is working closely with the White House, U.S. government agencies, and foreign government officials to inform and equip businesses with the most important and up-to-date information to prevent the spread of the virus and prepare businesses for the near and long-term impact.  Visit their live blog for the latest updates.  

The U.S. Chamber continues to create, update, and evolve its various guides and resources to continue bringing you the information you need during this difficult time. We encourage you to utilize and share the following items as you see fit:

Path Forward

America is beginning to consider what it will take to restart the economy after a lengthy shutdown. It's increasingly clear that the most likely approach is a gradual, phased reopening linked to regional conditions. But any effort to bring...

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Most Recent U.S. Chamber Path Forward Video: Masks, Temperature Scanners, and More
Missouri Chamber of Commerce & Industry
With COVID-19 continuing to spread in the United States, the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry urges the business community to take proactive steps to protect their workplaces and communities from Coronavirus.

Uniting For Recovery

As the public health crisis around COVID-19 arrived in Missouri, many businesses across the state dramatically altered their operations as Missourians adopted social distancing practices to help stop the spread of the disease. These necessary...

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State of Missouri
Small Business Administration (SBA)
Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy.

Message from Mayor Dan
Local Information & Resources