Resources

The Matthews Chamber of Commerce is committed to being a go-to resource for our business community during the Covid-19 public pause. We’ll present information you can trust on this website, and we’ll present regional experts in virtual meetings – all designed to help our business leaders plan for long-term sustainability. Check back to this page often for updated information. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Linked In for updates. And email Interim Executive Director Lisa Gray if you have suggestions or need additional information on any business-related topic.

April 2, 2020
Biz Briefings Every Tuesday and Thursday at 2 PM

Biz Briefings: Getting You The Expert Info You Need

The Matthews Chamber is partnering with CPCC’s Small Business Center to offer Biz Briefings, free twice-weekly online presentations of regional business experts answering your questions with up-to-the-minute information. Every Tuesday and Thursday at 2 PM, you’ll hear from knowledgeable authorities on loan programs, debt relief, leave requirements, work-from-home technology, mental-health tips for stressful times, cashflow management, digital marketing, and much more. Register now for these upcoming events, and come back to this page often to […]
March 24, 2020
Mecklenburg Orders Stay At Home Order

Mecklenburg County Issues Stay-at-Home Order

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management Office has announced a Stay-at-Home order for County residents. The order goes into effect on Thursday, March 26 at 8:00 a.m. and remains in effect for the next 21 days. The order requires County residents to remain in their homes for the next 21 days as part of an attempt to reduce the number of new COVID-19 infections within the County. Exceptions will be allowed for those seeking medical treatment, buying […]
March 24, 2020
NC Rapid Recovery Loans

Small Businesses Can Apply for Loans from Golden LEAF Foundation

The Golden LEAF Foundation is offering a $15 million rapid recovery loan program in response to economic losses related to Coronavirus (COVID-19). The North Carolina COVID-19 Rapid Recovery Lending program supports North Carolina small businesses and family farms. This rapid recovery loan helps small businesses bridge the gap between when crisis strikes and when federal loans, insurance payouts, and other relief funds are approved, or businesses have time to recover. Golden LEAF funding will make […]
March 23, 2020
News You Can Use

News You Can Use

UPDATED March 26, 2020 — The Matthews Chamber of Commerce has compiled this list of resources for businesses looking for Quick Links to valuable information. Check back often for updates – and send us your recommendations for pages to add! Mecklenburg County Stay-at-Home Order The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management Office announced a Stay-at-Home order for County residents. The order goes into effect on Thursday, March 26 at 8:00 a.m. and remains in effect for the next […]
March 20, 2020

Matthews Chamber Events Postponed

    UPDATED March 20, 2020 — The Matthews Chamber, in accordance with public-health recommendations, is adopting the social distancing protocol and postponing Chamber activities through May 7, 2020. We will offer virtual meetings regularly, particularly when we can make expertise available to members navigating their businesses through the COVID-19 public pause.  The following events are postponed, and we will schedule new dates as soon as circumstances allow. If you are registered for any of […]
March 20, 2020
2019 Tax Deadline Postponed

Tax Deadlines Postponed

UPDATED March 31, 2020 — The U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued guidance allowing all individual and other non-corporate tax filers to defer up to $1 million of federal income tax (including self-employment tax) payments due on April 15, 2020, until July 15, 2020, without penalties or interest. Corporate taxpayers are allowed a similar deferral of up to $10 million of federal income tax payments that would be due on April […]
March 20, 2020
Unemployment Benefits

Now Easier to Qualify for Unemployment Benefits

If you’ve had to lay-off staff because of the COVID-19 public-pause, there’s some help available for your former employees. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper issued a March 17th Executive Order that makes it easier to qualify for unemployment benefits. You can read the full order here, but some of the changes the Order creates: It removes the one-week waiting period to apply for unemployment payment for those workers who lose their jobs; It removes the […]
March 20, 2020
SBA Business Loans

U.S. Small Business Administration Offers Loans

UPDATED March 30, 2020 — North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has asked the U.S. Small Business Administration to offer disaster relief for small businesses suffering economic losses due to the new Coronavirus, COVID-19, and President Trump signed the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act” (the CARES Act) on March 27. Here are some resources to help you understand your business’ eligibility and to strengthen your application. Prep To Apply Prior to applying, the SBA […]
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