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March 30th COVID-19 Update

March 30th COVID-19 Update CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program for Small Business With passage of the federal CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act on Friday, Congress has implemented the Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses (500 employees and under). This program will allow businesses to apply for forgivable loans that will cover 8…

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March 26th COVID-19 Update

March 26th COVID-19 Update Local Business Organizations to Hold Press Conference The Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce, FloridaWest Economic Development Alliance and The Small Business Development Center at The University of West Florida, as members of Escambia County’s ESF-18 Emergency Response, have been working together to advocate for our business community during this difficult time.…

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March 25th COVID-19 Update

March 25th COVID-19 Update Chamber President Todd Thomson Discusses Coronavirus Impact on Business on Newsradio 1620 Todd Thomson of the Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce joined the Pensacola Morning News to discuss the impact of the coronavirus has had on the local businesses in the greater Pensacola community. Numerous businesses, especially those in the hospitality…

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March 24th COVID-19 Update

March 24th COVID-19 Update As work and school has moved into the home, we’ve begun to bring in some local experts to share their knowledge with our community.  Today, we have videos from Megan Chapman, Outreach and Development Director from the Gulf Coast Kids House – view here – and Josh Newby, Marketing Communications Director…

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Recap of Business Resources Amid COVID-19

Recap of Business Resources Amid COVID-19 Today I just wanted to provide a recap of Business Resources available that are available to you.  As always, you can go to pensacolachamber.com for additional resources. The Chamber is postponing all events through at least Friday, April 17th.  We will be providing virtual content on our social media…

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Business Organizations Announce Save Florida Business Initiative

Business Organizations Announce Save Florida Business Initiative Business Organizations Announce Save Florida Business Initiative Program aims to get money directly to business now The Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce, Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (FRLA) and DigiPro Media have partnered together to announce the Save Florida Business Initiative as a way to support Florida businesses…

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March 19th Coronavirus Update

March 19th Coronavirus Update Workers are starting feel the impact of Coronavirus on our local economy. At the Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce, we want to provide the resources for workers that are looking to find a job at this time. To assist jobseekers and businesses looking to fill jobs, we have added the Employment…

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Take the Florida Business Damage Assessment Survey

Take the Florida Business Damage Assessment Survey As the lead Emergency Support Function Agency (ESF-18) for Business and Industry in Escambia County, the Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce needs your help as we feel the economic impacts from the Coronavirus.  We are working with our business and government partners to obtain as much information from…

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March 18th Coronavirus Update

March 18th Coronavirus Update Our local businesses will soon feel the economic impact of the Coronavirus.  The Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce wants to provide you access to the resources that are available to help your business through this time.   The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program is now taking applications for short-term loans. …

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March 17th Coronavirus Update

March 17th Coronavirus Update I wanted to provide the latest on what’s happening with Coronavirus locally and what we at the Greater Pensacola Chamber are doing to support our local businesses. To help keep information about Coronavirus concise and easy to find, we have updated our Coronavirus Resource Page with direct links for Business Resources,…

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