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CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES

March 27th Update

March 20th Update

Coronavirus Information and Resources for Businesses

The situation surrounding the Coronavirus is rapidly evolving and we at the Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce want to make sure you are taking proper steps to protect your business and family.  At this time, per the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control, we are postponing all Chamber events through Friday, April 17th.  We will evaluate future events in the coming weeks. Due to the rapidly evolving nature of this virus, there may be a need to postpone events beyond April 17th as well.

We want to ask for your patience during this challenging time and again ask for you to stay informed by following official government sources for the latest announcements and implore you to follow the guidance provided by government officials. You can go to our dedicated Coronavirus Resources pages below for links to official information resources. We will continue to update this page with resources for businesses and families as this situation progresses.  We will be sending a business survey later this week to determine the needs of our local business community.

For the time being, we will operate as a Virtual Chamber of Commerce.  Our office will be closed to visitors, but Chamber staff is still working and will continue to provide information for businesses and the public through our social media sites and via email.

March 30th COVID-19 Update

By Todd Thomson | March 30, 2020

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 weeks of salary for…

March 26th COVID-19 Update

By Todd Thomson | March 26, 2020

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. Representatives from these agencies…

March 25th COVID-19 Update

By Todd Thomson | March 25, 2020

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 industry, are being severely…

March 24th COVID-19 Update

By Todd Thomson | March 24, 2020

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 with Council on Aging…

Recap of Business Resources Amid COVID-19

By Todd Thomson | March 23, 2020

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 channels for you to enjoy during…

Business Organizations Announce Save Florida Business Initiative

By Todd Thomson | March 20, 2020

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 during this difficult time. The Save Florida…

March 19th Coronavirus Update

By Todd Thomson | March 19, 2020

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 Resources tab to our…

Take the Florida Business Damage Assessment Survey

By Todd Thomson | March 18, 2020

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 our local businesses as possible starting now…

March 18th Coronavirus Update

By Todd Thomson | March 18, 2020

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.  Daniel Harrell, attorney with…

March 17th Coronavirus Update

By Todd Thomson | March 17, 2020

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, Health Resources, and Community…