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May 11, 2021: The Wolf Administration announced that event and gathering maximum occupancy limits will be increased to 50 percent for indoor events and gatherings and 75 percent for outdoor events and gatherings effective Monday, May 17.Read more
May 14 Montco to lift mask mandate for sports and outdoor activities. The county will no longer require participants in school sports or any other “high exertion” outdoor activities to wear masks, officials announced Wednesday. The new guidance goes into effect this Friday, May 14
COVID-19 Vaccination Update: The COVID-19 vaccine is now authorized and available for everyone age 12 and over. Only the Pfizer vaccine is currently approved for use in 12 to 17-year-olds. Please visit MontcoCOVID-19 FAQ page for more details.
MontcoStrong 2021 PA Hospitality Industry Recovery Program – Montgomery County is receiving approximately $9.4 million in funding to provide grants to eligible businesses through this program.
Round 4 CARES Act Funding – 501(c) 6 are now eligible to apply for funding!
4/12/21 UPDATE: Organizations are eligible to apply for 2nd draw PPP if they complete their forgiveness paperwork before submitting again. Deadline for 2nd draw has been extended to May 31, 2021.
The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) now allows certain eligible borrowers that previously received a PPP loan to apply for a Second Draw PPP Loan with the same general loan terms as their First Draw PPP Loan.
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Employee Retention Tax Credit: The Employee Retention Credit under the CARES Act encourages businesses to keep employees on their payroll. The refundable tax credit is 50% of up to $10,000 in wages paid by an eligible employer whose business has been financially impacted by COVID-19. The Employee Retention Tax Credit is based on the amount of wages paid per quarter, up to a maximum of $10,000 per employee in compensation, including health plan expenses. Any size business can use the credit, although the way qualified wages are defined is different for businesses with fewer than 100 workers. But for any business, there’s a cap of a $5,000 credit per employee (50% of the claimed wages up to $10,000).
FREE COVID-19 Prevention Kits for Small Business…while supplies last!
Kits include masks, face shields, signage, infrared thermometer, wipes and sanitizers. Call 610-489-6660 to schedule pickup time, or email email@example.com
Read October 1st Press Release (below) for more details.
Comcast RISE – Comcast Offers Thousands of Grants, Equipment, Marketing and Tech Resources to Small Businesses Hardest Hit by COVID. The first roll-out of the program will support black-owned businesses. Learn more here
Pottstown Mercury Article October 11, 2020: Montgomery County chambers join together to advocate for members, partner with county on PPE distribution
Press Release October 1, 2020
Alliance of Montgomery County Chambers of Commerce
Press Release October 1, 2020
Montco Commerce Department and Office of Public Health Partner with New Alliance of Chambers of Commerce to Distribute PPE Kits to Small Businesses
Montco Strong Non-Profit Resiliency and Restoration Grant Program Awardee List
Montgomery County COVID-19 Guidance
Click here to find the latest updates, guidelines by industry type, timely updates and more.
May 28, 2020: Open Letter to legislatures from SE PA Chambers of Commerce
The letter urges to allow businesses to reopen!
INDUSTRY SPECIFIC UPDATES
The application window for the MontcoStrong 2021 Pennsylvania Hospitality Industry Recovery Program will open at Noon on Friday, March 12th, 2021. The program guidelines, program FAQ, and other pertinent information is available at www.montcopa.org/PAHIRP.
Sept 21, 2020: Restaurant Self-Certification Process