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The Chamber has cancelled all events through June 30, 2020, including rescheduling our Women in Business event (slated for March 26) and our Annual Banquet (slated for early June) into this fall. Our Chamber Ambassadors Golf Outing is scheduled for Thursday, August 6 at Elmwood Country Club.

The Chamber has compiled a list of local restaurants that have drive-thru, carry-out, and/or delivery available. We will be continuing to update this list and encourage you to share this post on your Facebook page. Find the list here.

Resources for Businesses

All employers should be implementing strategies to protect their workforce from the coronavirus while ensuring continuity of operations.

5 Guidelines to Consider as You Plan to Re-open to the Public

Updated Disaster Proclamation from Governor Reynolds reopening list- Published May 26, 2020

Updated Disaster Proclamation from Governor Reynolds reopening list- Published May 20, 2020

Updated Disaster Proclamation from Governor Reynolds with reopening list- Published May 13, 2020

Other resources for businesses planning to re-open to the public


CO – from the US Chamber of Commerce

American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE)

Retail reopening from the Iowa Retail Initiative

Other Chamber Resources

Small Business Development Center Podcasts & Webinars

US Chamber of Commerce

Small business best practices from the Iowa Retail Initiative

Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA)

Federal resources

Small Business Guidelines and Checklist – Paycheck Protection Program

Paid Leave Program Employer Guide

Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist

Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program Guide

Employee Retention Tax Credit Guide

Coronavirus Small Business Guide

Coronavirus Response Toolkit

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Workplace Tips for Employees

Guidance For Employers To Plan and Respond To Coronavirus

High Touch Cleaning Checklist

Interactive Workplace Flyer Builder

How Small Businesses will Benefit from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

Coronavirus Tax Relief from IRS

Employee Rights under Families First Act

Families First Act additional information

State resources

Iowa Business Recovery Assistance

SBA Disaster Assistance in response to Coronavirus

Iowa Small Business Relief Grant Program and Tax Deferral

Resources for Individuals

What to do if you are sick

Employee rights under the Families First Act

Marshall County Resource Guide

Information from the Iowa Department of Health

Iowa Unemployment Insurance information

Mortgage, rent and utility assistance

MICA’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program

Information from Governor Kim Reynolds

Resources for Non-Profits

Volunteer Iowa information

SBA Disaster Assistance in response to Coronavirus

COVID-19 Response Toolkit

The Chamber is proud to offer this FREE toolkit to our businesses, courtesy of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Click here for your toolkit.