For Specific Info on Changes, Updates, and Additional Services to

our Members’ businesses during this time, click HERE.

Business Resources During COVID-1

The Belgium Area Chamber of Commerce is here to be a resource for our local businesses during this challenging time. We will continue to update this resource guide as info becomes available.

Ozaukee County PPP Loan Forgiveness Seminar- Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Must register by January 12 by emailing Kathleen Schilling at kschilling@co.ozaukee.wi.us

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
State Agency Resources

Washington/Ozaukee County Health Department Blueprint for Re-opening

The Washington/Ozaukee Health Department has created a Blueprint for Re-opening the County, as well as a FAQ document that goes more in-depth about details for how specific businesses can plan to re-open.
Link to Blueprint and FAQ document (this is a link to the latest documents)
Link to vaccination Information
Link to Ozaukee County COVID-19 case data​, and metrics data for moving forward to the next Phase of re-opening

CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act

Friday, March 27, Senate passed a $2.2 Trillion relief bill called the
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES)

Tax relief and new loans available to struggling businesses are the highlight of this law.   Businesses may be eligible for potentially forgivable loans, tax credits for continuing to pay employees and/or deferral of depositing the employer share of Social Security tax (the 6.2%) until December 2021 and December 2022.  There are restrictions as to which relief provisions can be taken in combination with other provisions. 

 

You should to talk to your banker to apply for a loan.  Here are some great sites explaining the new law:

CARES Act article by OED partner CLA

Small Business Guide for the CARES Act
 
US Chamber of Commerce Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist

Longwoods Travel Sentiment Survey:
This travel survey is updated weekly and estimates how Americans plan to travel again, and where

Adult Literacy Center of Ozaukee County

Now offering free online resources for employees in topics such as Speaking English, reading, math, job skills, and other topics. CLICK HERE for more info.
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2021 PPP Loan Updates
 

SBA, in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, will open the Paycheck Protection Program loan portal on Monday, January 11, 2021 at 9 am ET.  When the PPP loan portal system opens, it will initially accept First Draw PPP loan applications from participating CFIs, which include Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), Minority Depository Institutions (MDIs), Certified Development Companies (CDCs), and Microloan Intermediaries. 

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Disaster Loan Assistance

Here is a link to Wisconsin's Small Business Development Center that Contains helpful information for all of the programs available in the state at this moment:  
 

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Department of

Workforce

Development

During this uncertain time for both employers and workers, the Department of Workforce Development produced this helpful Frequently Asked Questions document regarding unemployment and other topics. DWD will update this site with relevant information as it becomes available. 

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Small Business Info from House Republican Conference

Wisconsin has been declared eligible for disaster assistance! Click button for Information provided by Congressman Grothman’s Office for small businesses to know about the recent legislation passed by the House, and other relevant details about resources available to them in response to the coronavirus. 

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Medical College of Wisconsin

Information regarding COVID-19 from the Medical College of Wisconsin, including estimates on how this could affect our area, symptoms, and tips for leaders. 

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WEDC Resources

As a Connect Community, we are eligible for a number of resources through WEDC.

Kiva has expanded its loan sizes up to $15,000 and has a grace period of 1-6 months.

Wisconsin Main Street matches 50% of private and public phase of fundraising for women-, minority- and veteran-owned businesses in participating program downtown districts