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Chico Chamber of Commerce launches web page to help local business community

The Chico Chamber of Commerce launched a new set of tools and resources on its website to help the business community navigate COVID-19 information.

Posted: Apr 13, 2020 3:50 PM

CHICO, Calif. – The Chico Chamber of Commerce launched a new set of tools and resources on their website to help the business community navigate COVID-19 information.

Chamber President Katy Thoma joined Linda Watkins-Bennett at noon to share the details about the new page.

Thoma said the first and most important piece of information the commerce is working to get out to business owners is the financial portion.

The Chico Chamber of Commerce has broken up all the different resources available online under the financial tab. It features the Small Business Administration, Economic Injury Disaster Loan, and California Disaster Relief Loan Guarantee Program.

“There's also 3CORE which is local, it’s really the loan of last resort, they also have some funds also well," Thoma said.

“In addition to that, we have an HR component to that as well," Thoma said. "We have an area (on the website) we call “customers,” which is a tool kit for business owners and how they can retain their existing customers, maybe even get some new customers. Like if you’re a retailer going onto an online platform."

The last component, which we call is “other,” it has all kinds of information, including restaurants what their curbside menus are and what their hours of service are.

The Chico Chamber of Commerce is encouraging locals to take part in “Take-out Tuesday.” Thoma said "Take-out Tuesday" has taken off in many cities.

“We’re encouraging people in town to patronize one of the restaurants in town, we’re really encouraging those that are working to please spend money, to help keep these businesses going," Thoma said.

The Chico Chamber of Commerce is practicing social distancing but they’re available by phone. Thoma said they’re answering the phone seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. till 8:30 p.m.

“Small business owners don’t work regular hours, they work all the time,” Thoma said. “We are here if they have questions, need a referral, or don’t know exactly where to go, we want to offer that assistance to them.” “We are out of the office but you can catch us on online or by phone."

Click Here to access the Chico Chamber of Commerce website.

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