We wanted to share with you important information regarding our community’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and three important virtual meetings to help your company learn more about recent developments.
Today at noon the Ohio Manufacturer’s Association will hold a conference call for manufacturers. You are invited to join us to learn more about the latest developments related to Ohio's stay-at-home order and what it means for manufacturers. OMA counsel will provide analysis and respond to questions, and a public health expert will also participate. Registration for the call is not required. There are three steps to join: Dial-in number is (866) 432-9903, access code is 306 416 542, and password is 2684319. A recording of the call will be made available as soon as possible.
If your business may qualify for the Small Business Association’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program, we encourage you to join a webinar with Alex Kohls of the SBA’s Columbus District Office on Tuesday, March 24 at 2:30 p.m. The purpose of this webinar is to walk through the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program, review the application process, and answer any questions. Here is the link to join the meeting and post questions: https://www.uberconference.com/mshimp. The dial-in conference number is (937) 314-3034. No PIN needed.
The DDC will host a roundtable for defense contractors on Thursday, March 26 at 2:30 p.m. Here is the link to join the Zoom meeting: https://zoom.us/j/489059412.
Does your company have extra personal protection equipment (PPE)? Are you a manufacturer who can make PPE? The White House has created this survey as they seek businesses who can provide/produce large-scale quantities of critical supplies to help the nation respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please let Mitch Heaton know, as well, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ohio has launched a major state-wide initiative to assess the damage to businesses. The Ohio Development Services Agency has issued this quick survey for businesses as a way of compiling current and future damage as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Governor Mike DeWine's 2 p.m. press conferences give a reliable and accurate daily update. You can view them on The Ohio Channel. You can also follow his social media accounts.
We will continue to keep you updated on DDC events and news, even if we may not be able to connect in person. We encourage you to visit the resources below for more information:
The Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services has set up a special COVID-19 website to answer employer and employee questions about unemployment.
Small businesses and non-profits are now eligible for Economic Injury Disaster loans from the SBA. If your small business will suffer losses due to this pandemic, please visit the SBA Disaster Assistance page to learn more. Those impacted should immediately send their contact information to BusinessHelp@Development.Ohio.Gov. Additional information on the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program is available at SBA.gov/disaster.
The Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce has a resource page for businesses.