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Business Resources for COVID-19 Recovery

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is having a significant impact on our local businesses and the local economy. The Iola Area Chamber has compiled a list of Business Resources for COVID-19 Recovery in hopes to assist our businesses to find resources through this trying time all in one spot. 

Check back often. We'll be updating this page as new resources and funding opportunities become available.


Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act 
The CARES Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Known as the Paycheck Protection Program, the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small businesses, which may be forgiven if borrowers maintain their payrolls during the crisis or restore their payrolls afterward. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has issued a guide to help small businesses and self-employed individuals prepare to file for a loan.


U.S. Small Business Administration 
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy.


State of Kansas COVID-19 Jobs and Hiring Portal 
Did you lose your job or have your hours reduced as a result of COVID-19? Businesses across Kansas need thousands of workers for immediate hire. Learn more about who is hiring in your community.


Kansas Manufacturing Solutions: Resources for Manufacturer
Kansas Manufacturing Solutions is completely focused on finding ways to help our manufacturers stay strong, and while we are not experts in some of the topics below, we know the right people and are ready to take the time to help you figure out the next steps.  


COVID-19 Main Street Resources
Community is at the heart of everything we do. As COVID-19 begins to have an increasingly significant impact on communities across the country, we are compiling existing resources, opportunities, and community response examples to help Main Street districts during this crisis. We also encourage you to visit your
 state health department website for local information.


K-State Research and Extension News
COVID-19 Extension Resources

K-State Research and Extension specialists are subject matter experts in numerous aspects of life that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. They provide unbiased, fact-based help in these subjects free of charge for the benefit of everyone in Kansas and the rest of the world.


Kansas Chamber COVID-19 Information & Resources
The Kansas Chamber wants to be a resource for the Kansas business community to assist in its response to and understanding of COVID-19.
      - Governor’s Reopen Plan and Executive Orders
      - Federal COVID-19 Response
      - Work Place Guidance
      - Business Resources
      - Health-Related Resources


Finimpact Small Business Survival Guide to Combat COVID-19
SMBs Survival Guide: Best 8 Financial Tools to Combat COVID-19
By Daniel Lewis 

With the ongoing Corona Virus running rampant, small business owners are being hit particularly hard. Small retail outlets and restaurants are often only surviving from month to month, without any cash reserves. If a lease agreement is not forgiven, then it could be game over for many of them. 

To read the complete article, CLICK HERE.


How to Properly Wash Your Hands
One of the best ways to keep you and your family healthy is by properly washing your hands. Despite being taught to wash our hands as children, many of us don’t know the proper techniques for washing our hands correctly, or how often we should be performing this important task. We’ll walk you through the proper steps as laid out by the leading health organizations around the globe such as the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization.

CLICK HERE for further information.




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