AACCGP Creates “Asian Eats” Campaign to Help Support Asian-owned Restaurants and Grocery Stores

For immediate release. Contact Info: Aishika Jennela, membership@asianchamberphila.org Philadelphia, PA – The Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia is proud to announce the launch of Asian Eats initiative to help support Asian and Pacific Islander owned restaurants and grocery stores in the Greater Philadelphia area impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As part … Read more AACCGP Creates “Asian Eats” Campaign to Help Support Asian-owned Restaurants and Grocery Stores

Digitize your business to cope with COVID with Temple University IBIT

The coronavirus is having a tremendous impact on the economy. Particularly hard hit are small businesses and non-profits that rely on physical engagement. Many of these have had to switch their models as best they can, coordinating by phone or through remote work. For some, going digital is a lifeline to survive. However, the business … Read more Digitize your business to cope with COVID with Temple University IBIT

From Diverse Greater Philadelphia Chambers to Gov. Wolf and Secretary Davin on Supporting Minority-Owned Businesses

Dear Gov. Wolf and Secretary Davin,  Diversity Chambers in the Greater Philadelphia Region, representing more than 110,000 businesses and 190,000 employees, urge Pennsylvania elected officials and the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) to provide immediate support to minority and disadvantaged- owned small businesses amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  As with any public crisis, those … Read more From Diverse Greater Philadelphia Chambers to Gov. Wolf and Secretary Davin on Supporting Minority-Owned Businesses

Mayor’s Commission on Asian American Affairs stands against acts of hate towards the Asian community in Philadelphia

For immediate release: 8 April 2020 Contact: Mayor’s Office of Communications, press@phila.gov The Mayor’s Commission on Asian American Affairs stands against hate and recent incidents of bias that have occurred throughout the city of Philadelphia. Members of the Asian immigrant and Asian American communities in our city have also been the target of bigotry and … Read more Mayor’s Commission on Asian American Affairs stands against acts of hate towards the Asian community in Philadelphia

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employer Paid Leave Requirements

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.[1] The Department of Labor’s (Department) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) administers and enforces the new law’s paid leave requirements. These provisions will apply from the effective … Read more Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employer Paid Leave Requirements

New Grant Funds Now Available for Small Businesses

LISC Announces $10,000 Grants Through Partnership With Verizon The Verizon-LISC COVID-19 Recovery Fund was created to provide grant support to help address immediate financial impacts due to the pandemic. Grants are available up to $10,000 and can be used for things like rent, payroll, utilities, and vendor payments. Click here to access the application. Your application must be completed … Read more New Grant Funds Now Available for Small Businesses

COVID-19 Resources for Small Businesses

Information and resources for businesses impacted by COVID-19 Information and resources for workers impacted by COVID-19 The new Business Activity and Stay at Home Order: What you need to know Non-essential businesses to close until further notice Social distancing for essential businesses during COVID-19 coronavirus L&I issues guidance on construction work following Governor’s March 19th … Read more COVID-19 Resources for Small Businesses

Department of Commerce and PIDC COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund

The Philadelphia COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund offers grants or zero-interest loans to Philadelphia small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program, administered by the Department of Commerce and Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC), aims to: Provide relief to small businesses in order to help them survive this crisis. Retain as many employees as possible. Help businesses … Read more Department of Commerce and PIDC COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund

COVID-19 and Employer Unemployment Compensation (UC) FAQ

Pennsylvania Employers The Department of Community and Economic Development has a resource account for businesses to reach out to directly with questions and concerns about operations. Email ra-dcedcs@pa.gov with your name, business, contact information, and concern, and someone will be in contact to assist you. Employees affected by a business closure, reduction in hours, or a medically … Read more COVID-19 and Employer Unemployment Compensation (UC) FAQ

Governor Wolf Requests Disaster Declaration for Small Businesses and Non-Profits to Obtain Loans

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today requested that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) implement an SBA disaster declaration to provide assistance in the form of SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans for businesses and eligible non-profits in all 67 counties in Pennsylvania. “The impact of financial losses related to COVID-19 will be felt for years … Read more Governor Wolf Requests Disaster Declaration for Small Businesses and Non-Profits to Obtain Loans