September 11, 2020

Small Business Owners: Make your voice heard!

The Federal Reserve is conducting a national survey of small businesses. This survey amplifies the voices of small businesses and […]
July 29, 2020

COVID-19 Testing Recommendations & Requirements

There are a lot of questions about testing, and when an individual can go back to work. Is another test needed? Here is the latest guidance from the Alabama Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
July 24, 2020

Safer at Home Requirements: Restaurants and Bars

The Alabama Dept. of Public health has released this new information for restaurants and bars. Failure to comply may result in emergency closure or suspension or revocation of the establishment's permit.
July 24, 2020

The Alabama Department of Public Health: Guidelines for Restaurants and Bars

The Alabama Dept. of Public Health has asked us to share these practices, which are strongly recommended for restaurants, bars and similar establishments.
July 24, 2020

FAQ for Businesses About COVID-19

How long should your employees stay out if they test positive? Should they also stay home if they have a sick family member? What should you do to clean your workplace? As more people test positive for COVID-19 in our community, more questions are pouring in. The Alabama Dept. of Public Health has released this FAQ to help.
July 16, 2020

Web Call (July 15): Small Businesses discuss protection measures

On our call, Pammie Jimmar, our VP of Small Business and Events hosted several people to talk about what restaurants, […]
June 22, 2020

SBA and Treasury Announce New EZ and Revised Full Forgiveness Applications for the Paycheck Protection Program

June 17, 2020 WASHINGTON—Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, posted a revised, […]
June 21, 2020

SBA Disaster Loan Portal Accepting Applications Again

On Monday, June 15, the SBA reopened the EIDL and EIDL Advance program portal to all eligible applicants (previously open only to […]
June 10, 2020

Web Call (June 10): Ken Smith, Chamber Research Director

Ken Smith is the Director of Research at the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber. He shared new information about Huntsville’s economy and […]
June 8, 2020

President Trump signs PPP Flexibility Act

SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin issued this statement on June 8 following the enactment of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act.
June 8, 2020

USPTO Launches COVID-19 Response Resource Center

The United States Patent & Trademark Office has launched a new resource center that allows users to easily view information on a number of critical initiatives to aid the public throughout the ongoing crisis.
May 20, 2020

Web Call (May 20): State Senator Arthur Orr

State Senator Arthur Orr joined us to talk about the largest Education Trust Fund budget the Legislature has recently passed.
May 20, 2020

Childcare Survey

Please share this survey with anyone who would like to participate so that we can learn about the critical needs of Alabama’s families and their child care.
May 20, 2020

Paycheck Protection Program Loans – FAQ (Updated May 19)

Here is updated guidance to address borrower and lender questions.