Category Archives: covid

IEDA Business Recovery Assistance

COVID-19: IOWA BUSINESS RECOVERY ASSISTANCE Due to the economic impact of COVID-19 closures and postponements,  the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) has gathered resources and information that may be of use to businesses across the state. Their website includes information and resources on the following: COVID-19 Impact Survey SBA Disaster Loan Assistance Financial Assistance Iowa…
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Chamber Response to COVID-19

  The Chamber's primary role in a situation like this is connecting our members to resources. To that end, we’re engaged in the following actions:   Sending North Iowa Strong email notifications as needed with links and information to the most up-to-date resources for businesses and their employees   Making telephone calls to the entire…
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Voluntary Shared Work Program

The Voluntary Shared Work (VSW) program may be a viable option for employers dealing with challenges from COVID-19. The program is intended for use as an alternative to layoffs and can be an effective tool for Iowa businesses experiencing a temporary decline in regular business activity. Approved VSW plans may be valid for up to one…
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Resources for Small Businesses

How to Prepare Your Small Business for Coronavirus Continuity is important for every stage of business. With the recent outbreak of COVID-19 (the coronavirus) now present in Iowa, below are reliable resources to help your small business plan and prepare for your business operations. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently launched,…
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