COVID-19 UPDATES
The Department of Unemployment Assistance is focused on supporting workers impacted by COVID-19 and continues to process claims as quickly as possible. The new Spanish mobile-friendly application is among several efforts to reach and assist all individuals who are eligible for unemployment benefits and provide the financial assistance they need.
Our Neighbors' Table saw a 445% increase in registrations since last month and their curbside pickup is fully operational. Over 600 families received Easter basket supplies and gift cards so they could still celebrate the holiday and maintain a sense of normalcy for their children. Register for curbside pickup, or consider a donation or recurring Breakfast Club contribution.
The Massachusetts Attorney General's Office launched a new website for frontline workers that is meant to be an accessible, one-stop shop for health care workers and first responders. This is a centralized, accessible, and up-to-date resource on information like PPE, priority testing, free/discounted meals and housing options.
Newburyport High School Interact Club and Newburyport Rotary Club have teamed up to raise funds to support local families affected by COVID-19. Funds raised will go directly to organizations providing food security relief and support including The Pettengill House, Our Neighbors' Table, and the Salvation Army.
CHAMBER NEWS
Virtual Member Meetup Every Friday
Join us this Friday via Zoom from 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM   as Janice Gregory of  High Growth Business Strategies  will present, "Managing the Challenges of the New Business Environment." Janice will begin with a brief description of the steps that small business owners can take right now to confront new economic realities. Then she will facilitate an open discussion of the challenges that businesses owners are facing and tips on best practices for overcoming these challenges.
MEMBER NEWS
Mark Richey Woodworking Celebrates 40 Years
Mark Richey Woodworking crafts and installs high-end architectural woodwork, and 2020 marks their 40th year in business. They had planned on celebrating today as this also marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. However, you can watch the American Alpine Club “Clubhouse Live” series featuring Mark Richey and his team, speaking for their first time together since their epic summit of Link Sar, Pakistan. This is hosted April 23 at 8:00 PM EST.
Northeast Massachusetts SCORE Hosts Google Livestream Event
On Wednesday, May 6 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, SCORE is hosting a Google Livestream event. Discover tools, tips and resources to help you manage your business remotely during the COVID-19 crisis. Learn how to update critical business information online to keep customers informed, host virtual meetings and access documents from anywhere. Google will also share the latest resources from other partners to help support small businesses. 
Ceia Offers Asian Inspired Takeout Menu Thursday - Saturday
This week, Ceia is offering an Asian inspired menu for takeout Thursday - Saturday from 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Orders can be sent via e-mail to events@ceiakitchenbar.com or by phone at 978-358-8112 beginning at 11:00 AM. Please be sure to include your preferred day and time for takeout, and someone will call you for payment.
Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce & Industry