Jobs in the Shenango Valley
CHIRP Hospitality Industry Grant Application

The CHIRP Grant program is specifically geared towards helping those in the hospitality industry. Eligible businesses operate within Mercer County, Pennsylvania and have fewer than 300 full-time employees. Entities must fall in the Accommodations subsector, or the Food Services and Drinking Places subsector. (Includes Hotels/Motels/Inns, Restaurants, Bars, Taverns, Breweries, and Wineries.) Under this program, restaurants, bars, and accommodations in the hospitality industry that have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic can apply for grants up to $50,000. Grant funds are intended to alleviate revenue losses and pay eligible operating expenses due to the pandemic. This program will make available grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 to eligible business.
Apply through Penn-Northwest Development Corp here!
Upcoming Trainings at the Valley Fab Lab
Epilog Mini Laser 101
Friday, March19
at the Valley Fab Lab, 200 Sterling Ave., Sharon

The $35 Design & Clearance course will utilize the
Epilog Mini 40-Watt & 60-Watt lasers.
Class is limited to 10 participants to keep with social
distancing guidelines.
Get more details here!
Coronavirus Funding Relief Options
In addition to traditional SBA funding programs, the CARES Act and subsequent legislation established several new temporary programs to address the COVID-19 outbreak which includes the PPP program, EIDL, Shuttered Venues Operators Program & more. Get more details here!
Small Business Grant Assistance available
through Penn-Northwest Development Corp

Funds provided by DCED through the CARES Act are available for small business grants and can be applied for via Penn-Northwest Development Corp. The one time grants can be applied for through March 26 and are up to $10,000. They must be used to prevent job loss due to COVID-19 restrictions or for job creation or retention among other guidelines. Get more details here!
Post Your Job Opportunities for Free with PA CareerLink Mercer County,
a proud Partner of the American Job Center network.
The One-Stop employment center connects employers with skilled candidates to build and retain their no cost! Contact CareerLink job developer Terry Warren here or call 724.347.9257, ext 209. Get more details here!
ServSafe Food Protection
Manager Certification Examination

9 AM - 4 PM March 29
Instructor-led in-person class.
Cost: $135
Location: LTI, 200 Sterling Ave, Sharon
Sign up here!

2020-2021 LIHEAP Grants now available

Cash Grants, Crisis Grants and
Home Heating Repair funding available. Check for more details here!
Get questions answered here!
Mercer County COVID-19 Resources and Testing Sites
Compiled by Buhl Regional
Health Foundation.
COVID-19 Community Resources here!
COVID-19 Test Sites here!
Certified Servpro
Cleaning Services

Certified Servpro Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program that goes beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. The proactive viral pathogen cleaning helps ensure the cleanliness of the restaurants, businesses and public spaces in the communities
we all call home. Our SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills - always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. Get more information
on their commercial services here.
Taking Care of Business
During this time if you have questions, let the Shenango Valley Chamber help get you the information you need by connecting you to those that have the answers.
Fill out our #takingcareofbusiness online portal and tell us what information you need assistance with. We'll do our best to get you the answers you need.
Visit the online portal here.

Check BC3 job openings here!
Check Penn State Shenango job openings here!
Check Thiel College job openings here!
Check Westminster College job openings here!
Check out The Herald job classifieds right here!
For the latest COVID-19 updates & local cancellations/rescheduled events,
visit The Herald COVID-19 page.
Submit your cancellations/rescheduled events
to The Herald here.