COVID-19 UPDATE
Friday, May 15, 2020
North Iowa Strong: Q&A with Senator Chuck Grassley
U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley. Senator Grassley will join us via Zoom webinar at 2:30PM on Tuesday, May 19. Sen. Grassley will provide an update from Washington, listen to concerns, and answer questions from our members.

Please submit any questions when you register, or email them to cfrein@masoncityia.com . Registration is limited to the first 100 participants. The meeting will be recorded and shared online following the call.
Senator Chuck Grassley
If you missed our last webinar, "North Iowa Strong: Living and Leading Through COVID-19," click here to watch the recording.
Business Resources & Best Practices
COVID-19 has impacted business in every way imaginable. Businesses were forced to close overnight and completely change daily operations. As our state begins to re-open, restaurants and retailers will need to become creative to keep their stores going during these difficult times. All industries will need to adapt to a "new normal."

Check out these resources for re-imagining restaurants and retail:




A number of resources are available to businesses as they prepare for next steps related to economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Check out these sources for practical tips and guidelines for employers and business owners:




Additional business resources can be found on our COVID-19 Resources page .
North Iowa Corridor EDC Grant Recipients
Earlier this week, the North Iowa Corridor EDC distributed $414,495 in awards to 119 local businesses from the Small Business Recovery & Continuity Fund. The fund, created in partnership with the City of Clear Lake, the City of Mason City, and Cerro Gordo County, provides essential financial relief to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Chamber Live
Communicating with your customers (and potential customers) is more important than ever. That’s why we are bringing back Chamber Live… via Zoom! Starting next Friday, we will virtually visit one of our member businesses every week on Facebook Live.

What you do is up to you! If you’re a gym, share an at-home workout with us. If you’re a retailer, give us a glimpse at the latest products you have in store. Our local restaurants might want to cook up a favorite dish live on camera. This is a FREE way to promote your business and have some fun! If you’re interested in going live with us, contact Colleen Frein
Wellness Tip
Is your remote workstation following the N.E.W. ergonomic recommendations? This acronym stands for N- Neutral Posture, E – Elbow & Eye Height, W – Work Area. Review basic workstation ergonomics tips, and the CDC’s Computer Workstation Checklist .


For mental health resources, click here or visit our health & wellness page on our website.  
As your local Chamber of Commerce, we will do our best to continue sending important information as we receive it, without overburdening you with emails. For additional resources and information on COVID-19, please visit our website . 
Mason City Chamber | 641.423.5724 | chamber@masoncityia.com | www.masoncityia.com