May 8, 2020

Gov. Ivey announces easing of restrictions in “Safer at Home” order

This includes the ability for restaurants, bars, salons and gyms to reopen, but they must take precautions to do so safely. Here are some of the key points.
May 8, 2020

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Webinar, May 18

Live FFCRA webinar presented by the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division. Q&A session will follow the presentation.
May 6, 2020

UA SafeState: Start-Up Safety Information

The University of Alabama offers this information to help companies enter "restart" mode.
May 5, 2020

Web Call (May 5): Childcare Challenges

On May 5, Gail Piggott, Executive Director of the Alabama Partnership for Children, joined us for our daily Zoom conference call. We talked about challenges with childcare now, and what we'll likely see in the months to come.
May 4, 2020

Web Call (May 4): Alabama Bankers Association

On May 4, Scott Latham, President & CEO of the Alabama Bankers Association, joined us for our daily Zoom conference call.
May 4, 2020

PARCA: Billions Coming to Alabama Through the CARES Act

The Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama explores key provisions of the Act, with attention to funds allocated for state and local governments and schools.
May 4, 2020

Paycheck Protection Program Loans – FAQ (Updated May 3)

Here is updated guidance to address borrower and lender questions.
May 1, 2020

Web Call (April 30): Redstone Arsenal

On April 30, Colonel Kelsey A. Smith, Garrison Commander of Redstone Arsenal, joined us for our daily Zoom conference call.
May 1, 2020

Ask the Experts: New ‘Lunch & Learn’ Series starts May 4

You likely have questions about returning to work, or maybe about employees. Join this new series starting Monday, May 4 to get answers from a banker, accountant and attorney.
April 30, 2020

Web Call (April 29): Upcoming Virtual Career Fairs

We will host virtual career fairs May 5 & 7 with Auburn and Alabama students, and then our Senior Sprint event with local high school seniors May 13-15. Many North Alabama companies still have workforce needs, and we encourage you to sign up for these events!
April 29, 2020

SBDC Webinars this week, for Disaster Loans & PPP

These will include any news / updates on the SBA Disaster Loan & Paycheck Protection Program, but will focus on Questions & Answers from participants.
April 29, 2020

OSHA’s Response to Workplace Safety and Coronavirus Exposure

OSHA has issued guidance to cover questions employers have about protecting workers.
April 28, 2020

Web Call (April 28): Alabama Technology Network on “Return to Work”

Keith Philips and Robert Tomlinson presented the Alabama Technology Network's Return to Work plan to help businesses and industry in bringing employees safely back to work.
April 27, 2020

The Path Forward for Child Care Centers

Child care providers are essential as we plan to reopen the economy, but it will look very different for these businesses.  Phasing in social distancing, PPE, and other factors will affect their operations.  Here is input from child care providers and resources from the Alabama Partnership for Children.