Chamber Chat 3-31-20

Prepare for April 1 Requirements

Failing to plan is a plan for failure. The first regulation takes effect … tomorrow (April 1) all employers 500 or smaller must provide up to 80 hours of paid sick time.


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Families First Prep

By midnight you must have informed your employees of your plan to enact the Families First Act. We have your back. Check out our highlights for you.


  • 3:00 PM Today Chamber Chat with Andrea Schnick on how the City of La Crosse is helping businesses.
  • 4:45 PM Today THE FORUM with Congressman Ron Kind on the CARES Act and other federal government updates.


Receive local, state, and federal updates that are impacting businesses and the community. Also, receive information about upcoming webinars and Chamber opportunities that can benefit you and your business.


  • La Crosse County Health Stats of their 19 confirmed cases in La Crosse County. Watch their video conference after 2:30 today here >>:
    • 53% had gone to a chain store within 48 hours of developing COVID Symptoms
    • 94% have a cough, 82% fever, 72% muscle aches
    • 55% are La Crosse residents, 28% Onalaska
  • ECONOMY: Articles on impact of COVID-19 on Wisconsin from our Partner, the recognized, unbiased Wisconsin Policy Forum
    • The Hardest Hit Sectors will be Lower Wage Jobs (Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation, Retail Trade, Personal Care Services, Accommodations and Food Services) here >>
    • Ready for a Recession? here >>

Chamber Updates

  • 65 + Businesses List their Jobs on Chamber Jobs Board: here >>
  • 70+ Local Essential Businesses Ready to Help. Listed here >>


  • Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) begins tomorrow. Be prepared here >>


  • Gov. Evers Declares Disaster Area which begins the process for getting more federal aid. More Info >>
  • Notarization Needed Remotely More Info >>


  • Support for Essential Workers
    • The Parenting Place has child care available to essential workers here >>
    • Pet Me Scratch Me is offering free pet boarding and daycare to front line workers. here >>

BE PREPARED TO VOTE and weigh in. I said this on a podcast yesterday. Regardless of whether you believe it was right or wrong, government has more power than your business, you or I. While shutting down our economy is extreme, on a normal day, they make legal decisions, create regulation, and tax you. Voting matters. It is just part of your voice. Completing your Census online today (the deadline) matters. Voting absentee (or in person) matters. Please participate.

Be well!

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