Pause Resources

The Chamber's MI Pause Tab:

Michigan Small Business Winter Weatherization Grants:
  • $3 Million in grant funds are available to help eligible small businesses add capacity during the cold weather months – bars & restaurants, gyms & fitness centers, event & banquet centers, retail stores – full list of eligible businesses and what funding can be used for here:    

The Small Business Briefing:
  • The Small Business Briefing airs Mondays and Thursdays at 3pm EDT. Watch to get the latest news from SBAM's Rob Fowler and Brain Calley, along with special guests.
  • Watch Live on FACEBOOK or register to watch via Zoom: Zoom Registration

Remote Work Q&A Webinar:
  • The State of Michigan is offering a live virtual event on Monday, Nov. 16 from 2:00 to 2:30 p.m. to provide businesses with information and updates on remote work policies and workplace safety. To join the state’s webinar via Microsoft Teams, click here.
Pam Mackinder started a Facebook group called "Small Business in Jackson, Michigan still open to serve us." This group was made for small essential businesses in Jackson, Michigan that are still open to serve us during this time. This is a place to post your business, your hours and any specials you may have. Feel free to do this daily if you are a restaurant, bar, etc that those things may change daily. PLEASE keep this to essential businesses at this time.

This truly has become a HUGE resource for our local businesses as the group has 5.7K members so please join during these times for the latest updates from your favorite local businesses!
Continue to support our restaurants in Jackson, MI by ordering carry out, delivery, and curbside pickup!

#JacksonMI this is our time once again to support restaurants with take out, delivery, and even curbside pickup!

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 MI Legislative Consultants Special Update - Governor Announces Temporary Restrictions
Given the sharp increase in COVID-19 cases across the state, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced a series of restrictions. The restrictions, issued through an epidemic order by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), comes on the heels of the hospitals announcing last week that hospitals could reach capacity by the end of the month if steps aren’t taken to slow the spread of the virus. Without taking steps, experts project the state could reach 1,000 deaths per week.
The new restrictions will take effect on Wednesday at 12:01 a.m. and last through December 8 and include:
  • Outdoor social gatherings are limited to 25 people
  • Up to two households are permitted at residential social gathers, if they both quarantine in advance
  • Restaurants and bars will be open for carry out and outdoor dining, but indoor dining is not permitted
  • High schools, college, and universities must shift to virtual learning, while Preschool – eighth grade can continue in-person learning at the discretion of individual districts
  • Theaters, movie theaters, stadiums, arenas, bowling centers, indoor water parks, bingo halls, casinos, arcades, and group fitness classes will be closed
  • Retail may remain open, but with 30% less capacity
  • Hair salons, barber shops, gyms and pools (for individual exercise) can remain open
  • People must work from home unless absolutely unable

Enforcement of the order will be taken through referral by law enforcement, to DHHS, for civil fines. At a press conference this evening, Governor Whitmer stated experts will continue to monitor case numbers through the next several weeks and make decisions on continuation of the restrictions based on the data. She did not rule out another stay-at-home order should these temporary restrictions not help reduce the number of cases.
For more information, please click here.
If you have questions or concerns on anything at this time, please reach out to The Chamber's Staff
(517) -782-8221.