Take Five: Resources & Best Practices from Today
Thank you for your professional leadership during this challenging chapter for all. Here are 5 take-aways from the day for Chamber leaders:

  • Gener8tor Small Business Series: If you missed the noon calls this week, there were so many great resources outlined for small businesses. Today's session featured great ideas for content that chambers can suggest to small businesses that are closed to in-person traffic. Please feel free to share these resources with your members. This week's partnership with Gener8tor was sponsored by the Indiana Economic Development Corp.

  • Chambers . . . . Telling Our Story Collectively: St. Joseph County and the City of South Bend have partnered to announce their COVID-19 Response Coordinator, and the South Bend Regional Chamber is stepping up to lead in a big way. Click here to read about this new initiative. Next week, ICEA will begin collectively telling our story so please stay tuned and think about your chamber's chapter fo this great release highlighting the relevance & importance for the work that chamber professionals do every day.

  • Six Cities vs. Little Bug: If you have not yet read the guest post from Chris Mead (Magicians of Main Street) featuring Six chamber CEOs from Greater New York, and one from the State of New York, were interviewed for this article about how they are coping with the worst outbreak of Covid-19 in the nation. Their stories tell us a lot about endurance, courage, and empathy. And about chambers of commerce. Read the full posting on the ICEA website.

  • Indiana Banker's Association: You may be getting calls from banks regarding contacts for chambers in your region. I have outreached to the Indiana Banker's Associaton to share resources from ICEA so please direct any inquiries to shelli@iceaonline.com or to a direct connect with IBA.

  • Quick Poll: 96% of our chambers are holding strong with staff positions in Q1 according to the most recent quick poll. Here's another question I've been asked a lot this week regarding your chamber's intention to apply for the EIDL? Please answer today's quick poll:
Does your chamber plan to apply for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)?
Keep doing good work team and try to enjoy the sunshine some over the days ahead -

Shelli Williams, IOM
Indiana Chamber Executives Association
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