We'll be updating this page as we get more information about COVID-19 resources. Please call 608-323-2319 or send a message to RKDchamber@gmail.com if you have questions. If you need immediate assistance for your business or personal well-being, please contact one of the following organizations.
Free Business Services at Western Dairyland Business Center
715-836-7511 (Eau Claire) or Independence 715-985-2391 (Independence). If you need help with anything related to your business (COVID-19 or not), click here to fill out an intake form: https://www.successfulbusiness.org/counseling.phtml
Mental Health Resources
WE’RE ALL IN SMALL BUSINESS GRANT – PHASE 2
Despite the infusion of federal Coronavirus Aid, Relieve, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds administered by WEDC throughout the summer, many Wisconsin small businesses continue to struggle. That is why WEDC is opening up a second phase of We’re All In Small Business Grants, making available more than $50 million of additional CARES Act funding to Wisconsin businesses hard hit by the pandemic.
APPLICATION PERIOD: Applications will be accepted from 8 a.m., Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, to 11:59 p.m., Monday, November 2, 2020.
Learn how to apply: https://www.revenue.wi.gov/Pages/FAQS/SmallBusinessGrantProgram.aspx#passive1
Learn more about the grants: https://wedc.org/programs-and-resources/wai-small-business-grant/
Trempealeau County invites YOU to join "Together Against COVID-19" initiative
The Trempealeau County Health Department and the Trempealeau County Economic Development & Tourism Office are inviting local organizations/businesses to work "Together Against COVID-19". Partners in this effort include Gundersen Tri-County Hospital and Clinics, Mayo Clinic Health System, Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc., Pilgrim’s, as well as local chambers and municipalities. Organizations/businesses are encouraged to commit to 6 important steps in order to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our county. Safer environments and safer businesses lead to a stronger economy! Please contact Kaila Baer for questions: email@example.com or 715-538-3307
- Trempealeau County COVID-19 Information: https://co.trempealeau.wi.us/departments/health_department/coronavirus_covid-19/index.php
- Would you like to volunteer? Here's a list of local opportunities.
- NEW WIC Eligibility Guidelines (July 1, 2020): https://wicmomstrong.com/?fbclid=IwAR1nKNlxs51LVGSr7FCwu8rZin1OLI7JJ9cEMm2EJk9yEiIwHvPGPQZNDM4
- WEDC COVID-19 Resources https://wedc.org/programs-and-resources/covid-19-response/
- APPLY FOR THE SBA DISASTER LOAN ONLINE! Towards the end of the application, you'll have the option to request the loan advance. This amount doesn't have to be paid back and the actual amount does depend on the number of employees you have.
- For questions about COVID-19 business loans and resources, please contact the Small Business Development Center or Karman at Western Dairyland Business Center (715) 513-9193 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Main Street Lending Program
- Find a lender to assist you with the Paycheck Protection Program: https://www.sba.gov/paycheckprotection/find
- Click to learn more about the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) for self-employed people, independent contractors, individuals with limited recent work history or other workers who aren't covered by Regular Unemployment Insurance.
- Paycheck Protection Program
- Covid-19 Paid Furloughed Employee Updates and FAQ’s
- FOR RESTAURANTS: Information for food businesses and their employees
- FOR BUSINESSES: Is my business considered "essential"?
If you're unable to work due to COVID-19, click here to apply for unemployment benefits
- For people who are currently receiving Unemployment Benefits: When will I get my $600/week Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC)? Click here for information and FAQs.
- Self-employed, contractors and others not covered by traditional Unemployment Insurance: Click to learn more about the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)
- Restaurant workers: Grants available for restaurant workers. Click to learn more.
- FAQ about Unemployment Insurance
- Financial assistance for restaurant workers
- Click here to ask a question about your unemployment benefits, call (608) 266-3131 or click here for frequently asked questions about COVID-19
- UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFIT TUTORIAL (Video)