We are facing fluid and extraordinary times in the face of COVID-19. The Heart of the Valley Chamber of Commerce is committed to the health and safety of our staff, community members, local businesses, and event attendees.
We hope the community can rally around local, small businesses during this time, where possible and when safe. They are the lifeblood of our communities and will need the support of customers more than ever through the near future.
We have compiled several resources below as guidance for businesses and employers to navigate through these times.
Wisconsin Restaurant Association
In partnership with the Wisconsin Restaurant Association and health officials across the State, restaurant owners and operators can make commitments to earn the Wisconsin Restaurant Promise endorsement during the COVID-19 recovery period. . – READ MORE
WEDC – Reopen Guidelines
With input from national and state health and industry experts WEDC has compiled a series of industry-specific documents to help you get back to business – READ MORE
8 Step Guide to Keep Employees Safe As Wisconsin prepares to return to work, Wisconsin Safety Council – the state’s leading provider of safety training and products – released a guide to be used by employers in an effort to help keep their employees safe. VIEW GUIDE
Small Business Development Center at UW Oshkosh
View growing list of resources the SBDC is compiling to share with businesses/organizations in the region looking for financial resources.
Community Benefit Tree – Cure from Despair Fund-COVID-19- Income Relief – if you have employees that are in need of income relief due to losing their job or laid off because of the COVID-19 please have them contact us.
Coronavirus and Unemployment Insurance Benefits from Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
Our state agencies are developing guidance and resources for Wisconsinites to stay healthy and make informed choices for themselves and their families during this time. These agencies will continue to update their websites with the most up-to-date information on COVID-19.
Work-Share avoids layoffs, allowing workers to remain employed & employers to retain trained staff during times of reduced business activity.
Spectrum offering free access to broadband and Wi-Fi for students without access for 60 days
HOPELINE – Text HOPELINE to 741741 — from anywhere, anytime, about any type of challenge or struggle. Help and hope is just a text away.