COVID-19 Resources and Information
We have compiled a list of resources that we have provided through our emails here in one location to help our businesses and communities to find assistance during the recover from the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The Paycheck Protection Program
If you’re like me and you run a small business, you could qualify for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
This looks to be a promising opportunity for small business owners and solopreneurs to recoup some of the damages inflicted by the economic and social effects of COVID-19 and the subsequent government response.
#EmergeStronger - Oregon Food Banks click this link to Donate today.More than 860,000 people rely on the Oregon Food Bank Network each year — and food assistance needs rise each day with the widening reach of COVID-19. Friends and neighbors who already faced significant economic challenges now increasingly bear the brunt of this crisis.As needs increase, we also see people uniting around shared values of community, generosity and human dignity. Throughout our region, as we look to one another for support, we are building collective power that’s capable of ending hunger for good. The outpouring of support for this work has been incredible, and some of our region’s best known brands have joined thousands of people to contribute to our COVID-19 response. They hope to inspire others to collectively match their giving through the link abov.Our team is working hard to keep nutritious food flowing to people facing hunger throughout the region. And as the needs of our communities evolve each day, we’re evolving our food sourcing and distribution efforts to match. This has required a shift toward distribution-ready pantry staples from the food industry that are even more critical as people stay home to help save lives.If you work in the food or packaging industry and are interested in supporting our COVID-19 response efforts, we want to hear from you! We’re sourcing additional materials and services from businesses to move meal-building foods from warehouse to table as quickly as possible— especially boxes and to-go containers.Join the Community-wide Effort to #EmergeStrongerOregon Food Bank is ready to tackle the COVID-19 public health crisis head-on. And with your continued support, we have the opportunity to #EmergeStronger as we rebuild together.Help create a future where all of us — in rural and urban communities alike — have food, healthcare, housing and economic security. SIGN THE PETITION
USDA Rural Development - Directory of Rural Development Staff in Oregon
Starting April 2, 2020, impacted restaurant workers will be able to apply online for a one-time, $500 check to use towards housing, transportation, utilities, child-care, groceries, medical bills and/or student loans. These grants will be administered by the NRAEF and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information on the application process or if you wish to donate click Link above.
Small Business Administration has put in place disaster loans for small businesses affected by the COVID-19 virus. This is a self-application process and the application as well as other information can be found on the link above.
COVID-19 Related Business Layoffs, Closures, and Unemployment Insurance Benefits can all be found on the link above. This information provides general guidance to employers, workers, and job seekers who may be impacted by the COVID-19 virus.
The EOWB has funding to help area businesses that are at risk of laying off employees due to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The flexibility allowed for this money is unprecedented for federal funds, as they may be used for any activities to prevent, or minimize the duration of unemployment resulting from layoffs.
Please complete the application and return it with a completed W-9 to firstname.lastname@example.org, by 12 noon(PDT) each Wednesday. Applications will be accepted until funds have been depleted. Please call 541-963-3693 and leave a message during regular business hours with your questions. Voicemail is checked frequently, and call will be returned promptly.
Oregon State COVID-19 Information & Resources
Oregon "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" Executive Order by Gov Kate Brown
Political Affairs & Federation Relations
Legislative Analysis: COVID-19 Stimulus Package
To better understand the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and how it impacts you and your members, we encourage you to review our updated summary which breaks down the final stimulus package and provides analysis for the business community. Links to the final bill text is included in the summary.
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Ad Council - in partnership with the federal government, public health partners, board member companies, major media networks and digital platforms - launches a series of national PSA's and multi-channel content to provide critical and urgent messages to the American public through the coronavirus toolkit link above.
COVID-19 Materials in Spanish
FEMA: Spanish Coronavirus page
CDC: CDC's website and communications resources can be found here in Spanish
Welcome to the Boardman Chamber of Commerce!
Located on the widest part of the mighty Columbia River, our community is small on the outside, but
big on the inside! Come stay and play with us...No matter what your favorite past time is, whether it's indoor activities or outdoor
exploration, we have just what you're looking for.
Torrie Griggs Kelsey Salata
Executive Director Members & Events Director
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Every Day is Beautiful in Green Valley
With a wide variety of events and opportunities, Green Valley has something to offer everyone. Celebrate the fun of the Minnesota State Fair with us each summer. Enjoy a scenic stroll through our many parks or play a round of golf at one of our three courses. Have your picture taken with the World’s Largest Owl and marvel at all the beautiful outdoor murals throughout the town.
Our community offers a thriving economy, superb schools, traditional values, faith and fellowship, helpful services, and many entertainment options. Green Valley is truly the ideal place for new ventures and new growth because every day is abeautiful day.
Live, Work, Play
Our citizens love living in Boardman for the safe neighborhoods for our children and access to great education, as well as the close knit community atmosphere. Growing every day, Boardman continues to improve housing availability as our community expands due to our numerous large employers, primarily located within the Port of Morrow. Whether it's for employment, recreation or just a wonderful place to retire, we have you covered.
Boardman offers our visitors and locals alike many recreational opportunities such as walking, biking and fishing along the Columbia River, a well-manicured executive 9-hole golf course, a Pool & Recreation Center with indoor pool, climbing wall, double gymnasium and fitness center as well as a nice selection of restaurants, motels, and RV sites.
Boardman is very proud of our hardworking community, where we come together to live, work and play. We invite you to join us!