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April 16th COVID-19 Update

US Chamber Foundation Announces Save Small Business Fund

To extend a helping hand to small businesses suffering from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation – in partnership with Vistaprint and a coalition of supporting companies, foundations, and philanthropic donors – is working to provide financial relief through the Save Small Business Fund.

The Fund is providing $5,000 in short-term relief to employers across the United States, including chambers of commerce. These one-time supplemental cash grants are for businesses that have between three and 20 employees and operate in an economically vulnerable community.

The grant application will go live on Monday, April 20 at 12:00 PM PT/3:00 PM ET. To learn more about the Save Small Business Fund and to apply for a grant, visit


Governor DeSantis Announces Reopening Florida Task Force

Governor Ron DeSantis announced that he will be forming a task force on exploring the second phase of the state’s coronavirus response. He outlined more details on what the team will study including small business, agriculture, restaurants, tourism and international travel, large events and conventions, recreation and education.

DeSantis has been assembling the team and will likely make public the list of task force members by the end of the week.

Read more here.


Facebook Live with Quint Studer

Studer Community Institute Founder Quint Studer joined Chamber President Todd Thomson for Facebook Live.  You can watch the interview here.