NEWS

22
May
Friday

State and local guidance for reopening

Local guidance The Sonoma County Economic Development Board launched an online portal, SoCo Launch, featuring resources to safely and successfully re-open your business in accordance with the latest Public Health Order. The site includes a Business
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14
May
Thursday

Message from Chamber CEO Peter Rumble

Chamber CEO Peter Rumble gives an update on what the Metro Chamber has been doing to help our members and the community.
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08
May
Friday

Reopening begins: guidance and checklists

Effective as of 12:01am this morning, Sonoma County revised the public health order, aligning with the Governor’s Order to allow additional businesses to reopen that pose a lessor risk of COVID-19 spread. This allows “retail businesses (such as
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06
May
Wednesday

PPP loans and bank info

The Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program is still accepting second-round applications. Further information on SBA Coronavirus relief options can be found on the SBA website. If you applied but did not get accepted before the program
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06
May
Wednesday

Reopening survey: readiness and needs assessment

The state and the county are preparing to ease restrictions on business, allowing some to open in the coming days and weeks, and they need to hear from you about what you need now and what obstacles you've faced as this crisis has evolved. Your responses will
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04
May
Monday

Sonoma County Reopening Discussion

Sunday evening, the County of Sonoma held a livestream discussion on the work being done to safely reopen Sonoma County. The panel included Supervisors Lynda Hopkins and David Rabbitt, CEO of the Santa Rosa Metro Chamber Peter Rumble, Executive Director of the
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01
May
Friday

A framework to re-open Sonoma County businesses

Over the past two weeks, the Metro Chamber has been working long hours with a small group of business leaders, doctors and health leaders to create a framework for our county to reopen for business. At the heart of this framework are critical health standards
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01
May
Friday

Unemployment assistance now available for freelancers, sole proprietors and more

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) is now available and is focused on independent contractors, sole proprietors and gig workers. Even if you’ve been previously rejected for unemployment assistance, this guide outlines new claims eligibility:
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23
April
Thursday

Member Profile: Neil

Meet Neil ! Hey there Neil! Thank you for being such an active member of the Young Professionals Network. Tell us a bit about yourself and what you do. I am a building energy efficiency consultant and run a small company here in Santa Rosa with two
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21
April
Tuesday

Expanded Emergency Child Care Funding For Essential Workers

The Community Child Care Council of Sonoma County (4Cs) has been consulting with the Sonoma County Emergency Operations Center to ensure Hospital Employees have access to low cost and affordable child care since March 20, 2020. Thanks to the Governor’s
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15
April
Wednesday

Small Business Grant - next steps

If you've already submitted your application, thank you for applying for a Small Business Emergency Grant through the Santa Rosa Metro Chamber’s New Vision Santa Rosa Foundation. We will begin reviewing applications this week, and mailing checks early
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13
April
Monday

Small business emergency grants available now!

Update: At this time, grant requests have exceeded our current funding. However, you are welcome to submit a grant application so we have your information. We are actively raising funds and hope to continue awarding more grants as the fund is replenished.
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