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April 27 - May 1
Monday, April 27
Membership Engagement Committee Meeting
Virtual Meeting
4:00-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 28
Wednesday, April 29
Virtual Meeting
9:00-10:00 a.m.

Virtual Event
Keeping Your Business Cybersecure During COVID-19
Presented by Alexander G. Chamandy Envescent
11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 30
Virtual Event
1:00-2:00 p.m.

Virtual Event
4:30-6:00 p.m.
Join us on on Thursday, May 14 from 7:45-9:00 a.m. for the socially distanced version of the Chamber's Breakfast Connection! Held virtually over Zoom, this event focuses on power networking through virtual breakout rooms and will provide attendees the chance to share a 60 second pitch with their fellow participants. Breakfast Connection Gone Virtual will give you the opportunity to network from the comfort of your computer. Grab a cup of coffee and get connected.
Grand Sponsor
Working remotely from home? Need a break from the COVID-19 webinars? Join the Arlington Chamber of Commerce for our pilot  Virtual Happy Hour on Thursday, April 30, 2020 4:30 PM - 6:00 p.m. to unwind and connect with your fellow members. Hosted over the Zoom platform, this virtual meeting will give members a chance to connect and catch up while we are all socially distanced. Register soon, as spots are limited for this event.
Join us on  Thursday, April 30 from 1:00-2:00 p.m.  for a discussion of the CARES Act and other federal legislation to support businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic.  Moore Hallmark, Vice President of Regional Affairs and Advocacy for the US Chamber , will join in a webinar hosted by the Arlington Chamber.  This webinar will also include an interactive Q&A for attendees to participate in. Registration is free for Chamber members and $10 for nonmembers.
Additional Funding Approved to Restart Paycheck Protection Program

Last week, Congress passed an additional $310 billion in funding to restart the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) as well as approved $50 billion in new funding for the Small Business Administration’s  Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)  program.
The Chamber compiled a  list of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) lenders  in the Chamber membership. Please check with your lender about applying. 
Grand Sponsor
Wednesday, April 29 | 11:45 AM - 1:00 p.m.
Keeping Your Business Cybersecure During COVID-19
Presented by Alexander G. Chamandy of  Envescent
Virtual Event - Free for Members

This month’s Small Business Roundtable will focus on what the threats are right now, and how you can try to keep your company and employees secure as they work remotely. One of the biggest changes from a technical perspective is how one secures their business in this new era of telework being the norm. This event will inform attendees of the COVID-19 related malware, phishing, and other threats that have skyrocketed with thousands of domains registered and new threats seen daily.
Tuesday, April 28 | 2:30-4:00 p.m.
Virtual Event - Free & Exclusive to Members

Hear from the six Arlington School Board candidates, competing for two open seats, as they share their positions. The   Chamber’s Education & Workforce Development Committee will discuss a range of topics with the candidates, including workforce preparedness and the role that the business community plays in  Arlington Public Schools .

The participating candidates will be  Cristina Diaz-Torres Steven Krieger Sandy Munnell David Priddy Terron Sims , and  Symone Walker.

The Chamber partnered with  Arlington CAN-DO to provide needed revenue to our restaurant and retail businesses, and to give the community a platform to be able to support these businesses. Businesses can register on the site to sell their gift cards and individuals can browse the site to purchase a gift card. To register,   complete the form on the website   or send an email to  arlingtoncando@gmail.com   with the name and email address of the primary contact person, the business name, and the link to the exact spot on the business’s website where gift cards are sold.
Good News Spotlight

Arlington Arts Center donated "Anti-boredom Bundles" to Bridges to Independence 's youth in shelt er to keep th em entertained and occupied while t hey are home due to COVID-19.

If you are a Chamb er member and have any stories to share of your busi ness supporting the local community during this difficult time, please tag the Chamber on social media and use the #Biz4Good, also contact M organ Mentzer, Communications Coordinator, for consideration to be included in a future e-newsletter.
Annual Corporate Sponsors