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We know you've been inundated with messages from literally everyone you ever gave your email to.

Please know that this is new territory for all of us. We will do all we can to support you, your staff, and your business.

We are all getting a lot getting thrown at all of us. We’ll do our best to keep you up to date, but not add to the chaos. Here are some helpful links and information below.
 
(Item 1 is in reference to the low interest loans shared yesterday on social media, Shared via Ott Huber and Nick Crossley, CEM, CPM | Director Hamilton County Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency)
1.  The Ohio Development Services Agency is preparing to submit an application in the coming week to qualify Ohio for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program. This program provides low-interest loans up to $2 million in order to help businesses overcome the temporary loss of revenue during the state of emergency.

In order to complete the state’s application, businesses impacted by the current public health crisis should immediately send their contact information to  BusinessHelp@Development.Ohio.gov . Additional information on the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program is available at SBA.gov/Disaster .
 
2. Here is an excellent resource for businesses to respond to the public from the Small Business Administration.

3.   Information regarding BWC program via our Representative at Corvel.

4. This document (PDF) explains social distancing and setting up on line ordering if you do not currently have this capability: contact, John Webb, John.webb@usbank.com  or 937-671-1606.


From City of Loveland:

Loveland City Council will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. at the Loveland Museum Center’s JoAnn Richardson History House, located at 201 Riverside Drive. The purpose of the meeting is to consider legislation to declare a state of emergency in the City of Loveland due to the coronavirus disease outbreak. City Council will also consider any and all information or measures raised concerning the coronavirus pandemic and the delivery of municipal services, and any other business as may properly come before the municipal body at the meeting may be considered and acted on.
 
We don’t want to be negative as we are all doing our best here, but please work as a team. We have organizations and businesses duplicating efforts. Please think, who else may be affected and can we work together. We are all in this together and together we can make a larger impact. Thank you all for staying strong!
Carryout Options?
Please let us know if you are open and serving carryout! If you have specials, different hours, special features or promotions, etc. We are compiling and will help get the word out for your business.

Please note there are 10 reserved parking spots for downtown Loveland carryout.

Each space will be numbered so you have the option to run the order to a designated parking space. Given the location of these spaces to the plaza area (Clock and Mr. Red) this will allow you to use this space as a pick-up location also. The entire area is well lit and safe.
Additional Helpful Information:
1) Unemployment compensation under Covid 19 Emergency Plan for employees that do not normally have unpaid leave is available.
2) The normal one week delay to receive said compensation is waived and employees will receive payment quicker.
3) Those affected by temporary closure will have access to unemployment and employers are encouraged to point employees in that direction.
4) Those receiving unemployment compensation pay will not be required to search for permanent employment to receive the benefits
5) Bars/Restaurants will be able to SELL BACK high proof liquor to distributors due to cancellation on events.
6) Under the Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Program, small business LOANS will be available to small business owners and non-profits can gain low interest loans to cover matters of loss income -maximum $2 million. With very re-payment terms, up to 30 years.

We will keep you all posted, please let me know what we can do as you all scramble to make the necessary adjustments. The chamber is willing to be hands on deck as needed.
Thank you all for everything you do in our community.
Please note the following events have been postponed/cancelled:

March 18 Leadership Panel "An Appetite for Growth" (Postponed to later date TBD)
March 19 Loveland Young Professional Happy Hour (Cancelled)
March 26 and April 23 Morning Mixers (Cancelled)
March 31 Cybersecurity Lunch and Learn (Postponed to a later date TBD)

Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus
Thank you to our Annual Chamber Partners!