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.
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 Ozaukee County COVID-19 case data, and metrics data for moving forward to the next Phase of re-opening
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:
Longwoods Travel Sentiment Survey:
This travel survey is updated weekly and estimates how Americans plan to travel again, and where
Upcoming Informational Webinars
WEDC Restaurant Reopening Planning Webinar:
Join us on Tuesday, May 19th at 9 am for a webinar aimed at helping restaurants plan for reopening at the end of the Safer at Home order. Jason Schleip, restaurant consultant for the SBDC, will join us to discuss operations planning, physical space improvements, customer engagement and best practices for restaurants in the coming months.
Register here: https://bit.ly/2T4sNWK