Keeping You Informed
As every day brings on new challenges, we must work together to adjust to this “new normal”. We will continue to send you information from the local, state and federal levels, and bring your voice to our elected officials as they put economic relief measures in place. Although our office is closed to the general public, we are available to offer assistance via email at or the phone at 207-892-8265.
We at the SLRCC want to have some FUN and support our members as well! We are going to host a #SLRCCSupportLocal Campaign on Facebook next week. In order to do so we need to have some information regarding your business. Chamber member businesses please complete the one-minute, three-question survey sent to you today!

Also, please make sure the information you have listed on the SLRCC website (for your business) is accurate. In order to access your information you must have a login. 
  • Use this link to claim your business page and create a login. 
  • We will approve your registration and you can then add a company logo, list hours of operation and post notes directly to your customers. 
  • Remember, your SLRCC page links directly to your business website. 
COVID-19 Stats in Maine
According to the Maine CDC today here is the latest Maine COVID-19 testing data :
  • 42 tested positive
  • 10 presumptive positive
  • Great News - one previous COVID-19 patient has fully recovered!
Temporary Unemployment Insurance
Eligibility for Maine Unemployment Insurance (UI) has been temporarily revised to include situations not typically covered, such as:
  1. Employer temporarily ceases operation due to COVID-19
  2. An individual is quarantined with the expectation of returning to work once the quarantine is over;
  3. Or, an individual leaves employment due to risk of exposure or infection or to care for a family member.

It also temporarily waives the one week waiting period for benefits so that workers may obtain benefits immediately and ensures claims for UI will not affect an employer’s experience rating. These temporary measures will help relieve the burden of temporary layoffs, isolation, and medically-necessary quarantine on Maine workers and small businesses.

Governor Mills has also urged Maine employers to be generous in their paid leave policies and to allow employees to work from home, if possible.
Resources & Other Business Emergency Financial Assistance