The GBCC is working with members to organize resourceful and valuable webinars to help you navigate small business questions you have. Our goal is to help you be prepared and ride this storm so you come out stronger on the other end.
Want to Host a Small Business Webinar?
If you have the ability to host a webinar and can educate and empower small businesses – let’s talk! Please email me at lgould@greaterbeverlychamber.
Hosting Seminars etc on social Media – Let us promote the day and time for you! Email Robin foster at rfoster@greaterbeverlychamber.
Helpful Links & Information
Business Support Information
UPDATE TO FOOD ESTABLISHMENT GUIDELINES – Updated November 3, 2020 – Regarding the gatherings at events Venues and in Public Settings, Beverly is limited to a maximum of 50 persons. CLICK HERE
PHASE 3 REOPENING – Reopening guidelines for lower risk communities. Update from Mayor Cahill. CLICK HERE
EMERGENCY ORDER DELAYING STEP 2 PHASE III – Emergency order delaying implementation of Step 2 of Phase III of the Commonwealth’s Reopening Plan and Limitations on Gatherings. CLICK HERE
REOPENING – When can my business reopen? The Massachusetts economy will be reopened using a four-phase approach, based on public health guidance. CLICK HERE
REOPENING: FOUR-PHASE APPROACH TO REOPENING –The Massachusetts economy will be reopened using a four-phase approach, based on public health guidance. CLICK HERE
GUIDE & CHECKLIST FOR FEDERAL LOANS – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce created a guide and checklist for small businesses applying for the newly created federal emergency loans. It provides clear information on eligibility, required documents, and loan structures. CLICK HERE
DETAILS ON THE $10 MILLION COVID-19 LOAN FUND – The Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC) has provided us with information on the $10 Million Covid-19 Loan Fund. For all information on the terms and conditions of the loan, and the application process, CLICK HERE
COVID-19 RESOURCES AND GUIDANCE FOR BUSINESSES – The Baker-Polito Administration is committed to partnering with the business community to navigate the outbreak of COVID-19. CLICK HERE
HOW THE CARES ACT CAN HELP YOUR BUSINESS – From Congressman Seth Moulton’s office. CLICK HERE
COVID-19 ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER RELIEF LOAN- The SBA is collecting information in order to make a loan under SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program to qualified entities that are impacted by the Coronavirus. CLICK HERE
Restaurant Support Information
HELP FOR RESTAURANTS – Effective 3/16/2020, Behind You is launching an emergency fund for restaurant employees in Beverly, Lynn, Marblehead, Peabody, Salem, and/or Swampscott whose work is currently negatively impacted by COVID-19. Any contribution made to Behind You via this fundraiser or on Behind You’s website (www.behindyouinc.org) will be matched 100% up to $20,000. Please consider contributing to this fund. CLICK HERE
RESTAURANTS OPEN FOR BUSINESS – This list reflects information given by members of the Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce. Please stay current with these businesses by following their social media pages, and checking in with them as needed to stay aware of any changes. CLICK HERE
Health & Wellness Information
NURSING HOME FAMILY RESOURCE LINE – The Baker-Polito Administration announced the launch of a new Nursing Home Family Resource Line, a dedicated telephone line that will connect family members of nursing home and rest home residents with the information and resources they need. This resource was created so that family and community members have one central contact that they can reach out to if they have questions or concerns about the care their loved one is receiving during the COVID-19 outbreak. The line is staffed from 9 AM – 5 PM, seven days a week. Staff will coordinate across state agencies to help callers find answers to their questions. Families and community members can call the line at (617) 660-5399
UPDATED GUIDANCE ON WEARING CLOHTH MASKS IN PUBLIC – On April 3, CDC issued a recommendation about wearing cloth face coverings in public settings. This recommendation was made after considering recent studies that have shown individuals with the virus who lack symptoms can transmit the virus to others. CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings, including places where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (such as grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community based transmission.
Facebook Groups for Chamber members
As we all try to adjust to our “new normal” the Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce wants to create as many opportunities for our members to promote and share their resources for betterment of our business and greater community. The GBCC has created Facebook Groups so you can educate and empower other businesses.
We’ll be promoting these groups as valuable resources to the entire membership! So please post, discuss and promote all you do and know! We are a community, GBCC and beyond.