We are also pleased to announce that on Thursday, January 14th at 11:30am, as part of the Ottawa County Commissioners Small Business Task Force bi-weekly meeting, we will be providing a COVID-19 Relief Bill Presentation. This presentation will be conducted by Nick Apling, Robert Apling & Associates, and Justin Moore, GenoaBank. The presentation itself will last approximately 10-15 minutes and will be followed by a question and answer period. This presentation is open to the business community and accessible by clicking this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3427603931 or call 312-626-6799 with Passcode: 3427603931#
COVID Relief Bill (Stimulus 2.0)
On December 27th, 2020 the COVID Relief Bill (Stimulus 2.0) was signed into law. The $900 billion spending bill has several provisions that will assist individuals and small businesses. This includes the popular Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Employee Retention Credit (ERC), and the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). These programs are expected to launch as early as next week.
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
For businesses, it includes significant updates to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) – including how they are taxed, tax credit eligibility, receiving grants and more. You must use an eligible banking institution to apply.
As most of you are aware, Ottawa County currently is a Level RED and a revised health order on mass gatherings goes into effect tomorrow, November 17th. Based on this information and future communication we’re sure to receive, OCIC will be relaunching our COVID-19 Updates & Resources email notice. This notice will be sent out every Friday and will include a summary from Governor DeWine’s Thursday press conferences. In the event we receive crucial information that can’t wait until Friday, we communicate that information to you as soon as possible.
Due to the high volume of positive COVID-19 cases in Ottawa County, the OCIC is also working in conjunction with the Ottawa County Health Department to communicate with those of you in the business community. As a first step to relaunching our COVID-19 email notice, please refer to the attached “Employees Who Test Positive” document as a point of reference should someone in your workplace contract COVID-19. Again, the intent is to take some of the burden off of our health department staff who are working very hard during this challenging time.
Dear Chamber Member, Business Owner and Citizen: