Business Adaptation Training hosted by the Mid-Columbia Economic Resiliency Team on May 14 have put together the main training session, as well as links to the sector specific trainings included in the Phase 1 reopening Virtual Business Response links from May 14.

The Oregon Office of Emergency Management has released COVID-19 Non-Health Related FAQs covering a wide range of topics, including blood donation, volunteering, guidance on cloth masks and much, much more. Read the FAQs.

USDA's COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide lists Federal Programs That Can Help Rural Communities, Organizations and Residents Impacted by COVID-19

Travel Oregon: In an effort to support our partners in a time when up-to-date information is crucial, Travel Oregon has created a toolkit that points to resources from national and state public health organizations to give you all the information you need around COVID-19.

Tell Travel Oregon your story - share your immediate needs, as well as any special promotions or inspirational stories happening during this challenging time

Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association (ORLA): Has created a Hospitality Action Center to help drive relief solutions for small businesses and employees.  You can sign up for text updates, too.  Visit www.oregonrla.org for more information on the Hospitality Action Center and how to sign up for text updates.

Small Business Administration:  Oregon Counties are listed on the SBA's Economic Injury Development Loan.  For more information visit www.sba.gov.

Oregon Community FoundationSupport for nonprofits impacted by Covid-19

Eastern Oregon Workforce Board (serving Baker, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union, and Wallowa Counties): Has funding to help area businesses that are at risk of laying off employees due to COVID-19. More information and how to apply at www.eowb.org.

Restaurant Employee Relief Fund: Grants will be awarded as soon as possible to those individuals who meet the prescribed eligibility criteria, as reviewed and verified by the NRAEF. Subject to the availability of funds contributed to the Fund, a one-time grant of $500 will be disbursed directly to the applicant following NRAEF's review and confirmation that their submitted application meets the prescribed guidelines. Awards will be limited to one grant per person. All grant approvals are at the discretion of the NRAEF.  Fore more information and to apply visit https://rerf.us/

Oregon Farmers Market AssociationCovid 19 Resources

Federal Resources for Small Business 4-8-2020

Oregon Economic Development Association

Small Business Owners Guide to CARES

SAIF Safety fund

SBDC_Business_Crisis_Guide

2020 The Small Business Owners Guide to the CARES Act

TEMPORARY LAYOFFS, CLOSURES & UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE

Small Farms, Local Food

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Back to Work Business Planner by Maury Forman: "This is a checklist to help businesses in the Post-Pandemic period, the time when business returns to a "new normal" and businesses can catch their collective breath, if even for a moment. Click Here

Cash Flow Worksheet for Nonprofits: Interesting blog on financial leadership Click Here

Facebook - is looking to provide grants for small businesses, more info here 

FaireImpact Calculator for Retailers - a straightforward calculator to help you make business predictions amid COVID-19 (no spreadsheets needed!)

MusiCares Fund - The Recording Academy® and its affiliated charitable foundation MusiCares® have established the COVID-19 Relief Fund to help our peers in the music community affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Sweet Relief Musicians FundSweet Relief provides immediate assistance, with a limited amount of funds available to be used specifically for musicians and music industry workers affected by the Coronavirus.

Cerf+  emergency assistance available to established artists working in a craft discipline that meet eligibility requirements.

  • Travel Oregon: Join Travel Oregon CEO, Todd Davidson, along with Alana Hughson, Managing Director of Oregon Destination Association, and Jason Brandt, President & CEO, Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association, on Wednesday, April 29 at 1:30pm, for an in-depth discussion to inform the industry of our efforts to address the needs of travelers, partners, stakeholders and residents in a time when up-to-date information is crucial. Takeaways include a look at overall economic outlook, recovery strategies and opportunities that will guide us in preparing for the next phase of this crisis. To register Click Here.
  • American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI): During this difficult time in our industry, AHLEI is offering the opportunity for hospitality professionals to make good use of their time at home to develop skills that can help take your hospitality career to the next level. Now through April 30, you can access complimentary online training. Employees who are currently furloughed or laid off are eligible to apply for AHLEI certifications as long as they were employed as of March 1, 2020. All other certification eligibility requirements are still in place. 

MISSED A WEBINAR?

  • EOU SBDC hosted a webinar on Monday, April to share information about the Paycheck Protection and Economic Injury Disaster Loan for businesses.  Access the webinar HERE; Additional Covid19 resources from EOU SBDC HERE.
  • US Travel Association hosted a webinar designed for DMOs and resources that are available through the CARES Act.  Catch the webinar here or the slide deck here.  For more information and resources from US Travel Association click here.
  • Destination Think! Hosted a Virtual Forum April 7-9, 2020 to present three sessions that dive deeper into strategic and tactical insights that we began to outline in our first presentation:
    • Session 1: Strategic planning for your destination through the COVID-19 crisis
    • Session 2: Adjusting your destination's communications through the COVID-19 crisis
    • Session 3: Managing your destination and supporting your tourism industry through the COVID-19 crisis
  • Travel Oregon's Tour Operators, Guides & Outfitters - Watch the 90-minute webinar focused on COVID-19 response for tour operators, guides and outfitters here with shared resources and relevant updates,
    • If you are a tour operator, guide or outfitter, you are invited to join Oregon's online guide community on Basecamp to hear about opportunities like this in the future and connect with your peers in the industry. Contact [email protected] for more information or to join.
  • Verizon Business Webinar Series: Verizon Business is providing free webinars designed to provide small business owners with knowledge and trends to help your business grow.  Access past and upcoming webinars.
  • National Main Street Center. Did you miss the previous webinars in the "Main Street & Covid19" series? Check out the recordings:
    • Leading Through Crisis (recording | slides)
    • Main Street Organizational Health Check-up (recording | slides)
    • Supporting Local Safely (recording)
    • Investing on Main Street (recording)