Upcoming Chamber Chats

Join us every Wednesday as we get Business/Community Updates with:

Java Joy will be joining us tomorrow to spread some virtual joy to everyone during this difficult time!
More details about this call can be found here .
We have partnered with The Classic Center and Terrapin Beer Co. to present Band Together – a weekly virtual concert series that will bring your favorite entertainers right to your doorstep. Join us every Thursday night at 7:00 PM on YouTube at Band Together Athens for some at-home entertainment. You won’t want to miss this! You can donate to show support for your favorite band and proceeds will go to support the Athens Area Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Community Response Fund.
More details about Band Together can be found here .
Join us every Tuesday morning for a Small Business Owners Conference Call with Mayor Kelly Girtz and City Manager Blaine Williams.
More details about this call can be found here .
Join us for a Virtual 1 Million Cups Wednesday morning at 9:00 AM!
More details about this call can be found here .
From barriers to reopening, to big questions about immunity and liability, to ways employers can incorporate screening, social-distancing, and other innovative approaches into the workplace, the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s program series  Path Forward  will foster dialogue on helping America prepare to restart the economy and get millions of people back to work.  

Featuring deep-dive conversations with a cross-sector of experts led by U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Suzanne Clark,  Path Forward  will air twice-weekly every Monday and Thursday to explore the complex issues that must be considered as part of a responsible reopening strategy.  

More details about this call can be found here .
Join Georgia Chamber partner,   Littler , for this timely webinar addressing The Families First Coronavirus Response Act. This new law requires covered employers to offer emergency paid leave in the form of a new mandatory paid sick leave benefit and expanded paid leave under the FMLA.

More details about this call can be found here .
Have you got a GREAT IDEA for a business? The  University of Georgia will be holding a Summer Idea Accelerator Program to allow entrepreneurs to test their business ideas cheaply and quickly. Apply today !
The BrickKicker is hosting a Real Estate Roundtable that is open to anyone in the community this Thursday! Click here to join the call.
Over the next few weeks, Laura French, the founder of French Law Group LLC , will be hosting a series of free webinars on Mondays at 12:00 PM entitled Beyond Handwashing: Protecting Your Family During COVID-19 & After. Click here to register in advance for this webinar!

Got Questions?

Athens-Clarke County Economic Development  is partnering with other local entities on a business support email hotline to answer your questions and share info with local businesses. If you have questions related to coronavirus concerns for your business or seeking help with business / workforce / non-profit resources and opportunities, send an email to BusinessSupport@accgov.com and have your questions answered by them or a local partner organization.

In addition to providing direct responses to questions, ACCGov will post answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the ACCGov Business & Workforce Resources web page:  www.accgov.com/coronavirus .
Mental Health Resources

With the help of the  School of Social Work  at the University of Georgia, we are providing support around stress and mental health to small businesses.  Please check out all of the great resources on our Covid-19 page if this pandemic has caused you excessive stress or negatively affected your mental health.
Click here to view all of the amazing Community Offers and Services local businesses are providing amidst Covid-19!
Be sure to continue checking our  Covid-19 Resources  page for all of our upcoming calls, recordings of previous calls, and important resources relating to Covid-19 in Athens.
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