COVID-19 Daily Updates and Resources for the Business Community
To our Business Community,
We know this is a trying time as we all do what we can to respond to the Coronavirus pandemic. To help our business community, we are working as a communication hub by collecting and redistributing important information for you. We have created a list of reliable resources along with daily udpates (see below). We are posting announcements and information on our NEWS PAGE and on social media. This information is being sent by email in frequent updates to our membership. These email updates are availalbe to our greater business community, please sign up here UPDATES.
Not only are we an important communications hub for you, we are also advocating on your behalf with state and county government. The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business as we respond to the Coronavirsus pandemic and the substantial economic impact we are facing. Please contact us at the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce if you have any questions or concerns at email@example.com or 808-329-1758. Your input is valuable and we want to hear from you.
Wendy J. Laros
Executive Director, Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce
March 24: Hawaiʻi Department of Education Office of the Superintendent: School facilities will be closed to students until at least April 30 and traditional in-school instruction is on hold until schools reopen
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act:
- What Small Businesses Need To Know. A Guide from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce: https://www.uschamber.com/co/start/strategy/cares-act-small-business-guide
Hawaii Senator Schatz Coronavirus Federal Resource Guide to Help Hawai‘I Small Businesses Access New Funding Programs: https://www.kona-kohala.com/news/details/sen-schatz-covid-19-small-business-guide
Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist Link to PDF
SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Hawaii Small Businesses https://covid19relief.sba.gov/#/
State of Hawaii, Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Unemployment Insurance Application https://huiclaims.hawaii.gov/#/
Chamber of Commerce Hawaii: As part of their series of webinars to help businesses adapt to this new normal of working, the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii announced two webinars on COVID-19 response. Click on the links below to register:
- April 2: Chamber of Commerce Hawaii: Virtual Town Hall with Government Leaders on COVID-19
- April 7: COVID-19 and the New Labor Laws
- April 9: Coaching During Crisis For Executives and Leaders
Sign the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii Petition to Help COVID-19 Impacted Businesses
The Chamber of Commerce Hawaii released a new petition to urge government to take immediate steps to save Hawaii’s local businesses who have been devastated by the Coronavirus pandemic.
COVID-19 Impact on Businesses Survey
As the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii marshalls a response to the Coronavirus' impact on Hawaii businesses, we want to make sure that we serve our members. Your responses will help us advocate for business relief measures.
County of Hawaiʻi COVID-19 Resources
State of Hawaiʻi COVID-19 Resources
World COVID-19 Resources