Take Five: Resources & Best Practices from Today
Some scary stuff to think about and many examples of local chambers stepping up to lead are highlighted today. Here are 5 take-aways from the day for Chamber leaders:

  • U.S. Chamber Of Commerce - Businesses Are Worried About Getting Sued As They Reopen: Several states and local governments are allowing businesses to reopen with certain restrictions and conditions regarding social distancing and cleaning measures. But what happens when an employee gets COVID-19 on the job and says the employer should have done more to stop it? Click to read full article.

  • Assessing Your Chamber's Insurance Coverage Amid the COVID-19 Crisis: While the COVID-19 crisis has forced associations to evaluate their event cancellation insurance policies, the virus’ impact goes beyond meetings. That’s why associations need to examine their insurance related to all aspects of business operations. ASAE shared a thought-provoking article this week.

  • Local Small Business Loan Fund: Awesome work from the Harrison County Chamber for stepping up big time to assist their local small businesses. Loan applications are due this week to the Chamber and the coalition believes they will be able to fund up to 60 requests, totaling $500,000. The funds are from the Chamber of Commerce of Harrison County and Harrison County Community Fund. Click to read more.

  • Valpo Chamber Plans Grand Reopening: The Valpo Chamber staff team is asking members to let the Chamber know about reopening plans including the date, hours, restrictions, etc) and the Chamber plans to promote it on their website & social media. This information will also help the Chamber staff answer any questions received about businesses reopening. If a busines would like to stage their own ribbon cutting, the Chamber will deliver the ribbon and the business owner can take a photo / video of their personal ribbon cutting to send to the Chamber to be shared with the community.

  • Together We Thrive: A quick shout out to the Jasper Chamber and their heavy involvment in the production of this guide for businesses released this week as part of the Re-open Dubois County Task Force. The Jasper Chamber was instrumental in distributing more than 1,000 of these packets in Dubois County this week.
In closing, don't forget we have Indiana primary elections coming up on June 2. Nice job to the Crawfordsville-Montgomery County Chamber staff for being proactive in revamping their candidate forum through a partnership with the radio station to get information out to the voters. As they say at the Crawfordsville-Montgomery County Chamber, #AllTogetherNow.

Keep on leading ICEA members.

Shelli Williams, IOM
Indiana Chamber Executives Association
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