COVID-19 Updates

With the spread of COVID-19, it is imperative for our chamber members to make fact-based decisions to keep our local economies strong while also taking precautions to protect our employees and community.  CACCE wants to ensure that our membership is monitoring and following official guidance.  We are providing the information below to you to keep you informed of the latest developments and to share what your peers are sharing with their members.  Any opinions, interpretations and recommendations of CACCE are informational only and should not be relied upon by the recipient as legal or professional advice. CACCE makes no representations as to the accuracy or reliability of the content contained herein. Users of this information accept any and all risks associated with the use of such information and agree that CACCE has no liability to user

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Resources and Guides

These resource links help provide you with up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 to share with your members, affiliates, and partners.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

U.S. Chamber of Commerce 
Document - Small Business Guide & Checklist for Coronavirus Emergency Loans 
Document - Funding Available for 501c6 Organizations 
Video - National Small Business Town Hall 
Page - Guide to SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loans 
Page - Guide to the Employee Retention Tax Credit 
Document - PPP Loans FAQ Sheet 
Page - National Return to Work Plan 
Document - Summary of OSHA Guidance on Workplace Safety 
Map - State by State Business Reopening Guidance 
Page - Reopening Business - Digital Resources Center 
Document - Standardized Employee Screening Questionnaire 
Flyer - Customizable Workplace Flyer 

U.S. Department of the Treasury 
Overview - Paycheck Protection Program 
Application - Paycheck Protection Program 
Fact Sheet for Borrowers - Paycheck Protection Program 
Fact Sheet for Lenders - Paycheck Protection Program 
Application - PPP Loan Forgiveness Application 

Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE)
Page - Several Samples of Chamber Responses 
Sample - Member Letter for Dues Renewal
Weekly Update - March 27, 2020 
Weekly Update - April 3, 2020 
Weekly Update - April 10, 2020 
Weekly Update - April 17, 2020 - includes webinar recordings 
Link - Economic Recovery Reading List 
Page - Examples of Community Resilience 
Toolkit - Local Leaders Toolkit 
Page - Reopening Roundup Guides 

North Carolina Chamber

South Carolina Chamber of Commerce

Small Business Administration
Presentation - SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application
Document - Preparing and Applying for an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan 
Page - Guide to SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loans 
Infographic - Difference Between PPP and EIDL Loans - as of April 7, 2020


Document - Past Chamber Executive Network 
Recording - Shari Pash Webinar - Strategies for Member Engagement 
Handout - Shari Pash Webinar 
Document - 25 Teambuilding Activities for a Remote Workforce 
Responses - COVID-19 Speaker Suggestions 
Video - Kyle Sexton Chamber Daily - Should You Be Invoicing Members Right Now?
Document - The Remote Employee Handbook (The Center for Leadership Studies) 
Document - How to Host a Successful Virtual Happy Hour - Frank Kenny for Chamber Pros 
Article - Adjusting Budgets Impacted by Crisis - Bill Pawlucy and Bob Harris 
Article - Plan to Recovery - Bill Pawlucy and Bob Harris 
Article - Tips for Virtual Meetings, Managing a Remote Team, and Working Remotely - POWER10
Document - Free Remote Learning Opportunities & Information - BestNC
Page - Chmura COVID-19 Economic Vulnerability Index 
Document - Financial Health Assessment Framework - Georgetown University 
Recording - US Chamber Webinar on CARES Act 
Presentation Slides - US Chamber Webinar on CARES Act 
Sample - COVID-19 Business Impact Survey 
Page - Implications for Business - McKinsey & Co 
Document - COVID-19 Facts and Insights - McKinsey & Co 
Sample - Template for Responsible Re-Entry - Work Considerations 
​​​​​​​Document​​​​​​​ - Pandemic Management - Bob Harris 
Document​​​​​​​ - CCEC Virtual Event Study & Resource Guide 


Around Our States

Here are a few links of what your peers have done to keep their regions and members informed.

Aiken Chamber of Commerce

Document - Small Business Disaster Recovery Loan Fund (local)

Alleghany County Chamber of Commerce

Document - Smart Restart Guide 

Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce

Page - One Buncombe 

Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce

Boone Area Chamber of Commerce 
Page - Keep Boone Healthy on Facebook 

Caldwell Chamber of Commerce

Facebook Group - Caldwell County Takeout & Delivery 
Video - CONNECT Virtual Lunch N Learn 

Catawba County Chamber of Commerce
Site - Take Out Blitz Catawba 
Sample - Impact Survey 
Sample - Call Script and Leading Questions 
Sample - March 2020 Renewal Letter 
Infographic - Communicating During a Pandemic 
Document - COVID-19 Protocol, Waiver of Liability and Indemnification 

Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce

Site - Chamber Resource Page 
Presentation - SBA Loan Webinar 
Document - reIGNITE Phase One Plan 
Document - reIGNITE Guidelines SmallBiz 
Document - reIGNITE Reopening Guidelines 
Document - Membership Engagement Plan 
Document - Business Reopening Toolkit 

Clayton County Chamber of Commerce 

Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce 
Link​​​​​​​ - Back on the Bull Campaign 

Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce

Sample Social Media Post - How Chamber Can Help Business

Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce

Guide - Re-Open Sumter Guide 

Greenville Chamber of Commerce

Results - COVID-19 Business Impact Survey Results 
Document - Final Return to Work Plan 

Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce
Sample - Membership Letter
Sample - Member Email 1
Sample - Member Email 2
Page - Spirit Week for Community 

Hickory Nut Gorge Chamber of Commerce

Letter - Member Coronavirus Communication 

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce

Site - Take Out Blitz 
Site - Help 4 Hope Page 

Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce

Program - Holly Springs Chamber Foundation Angel Fund 
Campaign - Make Every Day a Holly Day social media campaign 

Laurens County Chamber of Commerce

Document - Smart ReStart Plan 2020 

Laurinburg/Scotland County Area Chamber of Commerce 
Article - Economic Alliance to Recovery (EAR) Established 

Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber of Commerce 

McDowell Chamber of Commerce
Guide - Back to Business Toolkit 

Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce

Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce

Document - Grocery Bag Challenge for Hospitality & Restaurant Industries

Raleigh Chamber of Commerce

Stanly County Chamber of Commerce 

The Chamber for a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro
Site - Carrboro United - Local Food Hub 

Wilmington Chamber of Commerce 
Survey - COVID-19 Business Response Survey