Upcoming Chamber Chats

Join us every Wednesday as we get Business/Community Updates with:
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We are in an unprecedented time as small business owners. The worldwide pandemic is forcing us to innovate how we deliver our services and take our businesses online. In this workshop you will:
1. Think outside the box for ways to deliver your product or service virtually.
2. Analyze your customer experience and how to maintain customer loyalty during quarantines.
3. Online client acquisition strategies so you can continue to sell.
4. Tools and resources for managing your operations and team virtually.
5. How to create a solid plan that will give you a competitive advantage AFTER the quarantine.

This webinar will be lead by Amy Walker , a Small Business Strategist, International Speaker, Executive Business Coach, and Author.
More details about this call can be found here .
Join us for a presentation lead by Kevin Laliberte with Q&A's on Crisis Response Planning and how small business owners can exploit the economic and societal impacts of COVID-19 to develop immediate action drills for their businesses, and be more prepared to react in the future.
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 this call can be found here .

Join us for another conference call about Leadership in Difficult Times with  GIANT's  Director of Consulting, Chris Ediger.
More details about this call 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 .
The  Georgia Chamber of Commerce  will be hosting a virtual conference on Thursday that will highlight the programs and resources available to small and medium-sized businesses and provide key insights for working with local banks to access and leverage these funding sources.

 More details about this call can be found here .
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.
Check out this awesome video that  Deeds Creative  made to help explain the Athens Works Initiative and how we can help support our community during this difficult time.
A major component of the Federal Stimulus package was the establishment of a $349 Billion dollar package designed to help support small business. If your bank cannot provide support or if you don’t have a local bank, a collaboration of local organizations will provide assistance in getting you directly connected to a local lending institution. Please take a few minutes to answer some required questions here . You may also send an email to: NEGaPPPhelp@athensga.com .
The Junior League of Athens has opened applications for their 2020 Response to Covid-19 Crisis Mini-Grants. Click here to learn more and apply today!
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 .
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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