Chamber Chat 3-26-20

Mastering Your Domain

Big stretch, likely in your home as you get ready to take on this crazy world around you in this email. Breathe. The chant the other day was “I am a change master.” Today’s chant: “I am the master of my domain.” I don’t know about you, but I need to find my current domain since it became the catch-all area for the entire home.

As always, you can find everything here:


3:00 PM Today Chamber Chat with Dependable Solutions. Joe Ruskey, owner, brings us FAQs businesses are having on the glue of our business existence: technology! Register here >>


  •  WEDC: Known Impacts from Coronavirus read all here >> 
    • CDC Recommendations are eight weeks, extending the closure into May, possible longer depending on level of infection
    • Seattle area reporting a decline in cases
    • China (virus origin) is opening back up
    • Hotel occupancy down
    • Businesses relying on student workers, tourism, located in less residential areas hardest hit
  • Senate Passes COVID-19 Stimulus Bill. Heads to House. here >>
    • See how much you’ll receive here >>
  • HURRY: SBA Webinar Highlights Injury Disaster Loan Program Loans are first come first served. here >>
  • Business Adaptation Toolkit A MUST READ if your businesses is impacted by COVID. We have highlight and the toolkit here >>
  • ANSWERED: Are essential businesses required to have a COVID response plan? Answer: No, just comply with social distancing. CHAMBER ADDS: but it’s a good idea to have a plan.
  • Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce / State Chamber Releases Their Legislative Agenda to Get Businesses Back Up and Running here >>

Chamber Updates

  • Chamber Jobs Board Launched on Facebook: More than 25 businesses that are hiring are  here >>
  • Use Our Who’s Open List for Your Local Vendor Supply Chain. Listed here >>



    • La Crosse Street Repair Preparations Happening Now here >>


    •  7 Ways Brick & Mortar Stores are Pivoting to Online During COVID-19 here >>
    • Entrepreneur Best Practices Amidst COVID here >>


    • New Funding Source: Bartenders Assistance Program More info >>

    Feel Good

    • “Maskforce” Begins: Several universities are banning together to produce more masks and medical equipment. More info >>
    • Viterbo Donates Medical Supplies here >>




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