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Working for You Through This Challenge

There’s no denying it – COVID-19 has impacted all of us. But underlying all these changes are the values that make Colorado unique – these values helped us build the strongest economy in the nation and these values will help us get through this crisis as well. In Colorado, we work together. We’ve seen businesses pivoting from making ski gear or … Read Post

PPP Loans Open Today to Self-Employed Individuals and Independent Contractors

PPP Loans Open Today to Self-Employed Individuals and Independent Contractors  Independent contractors and individuals who are self-employed can begin applying for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) today. Small businesses and sole proprietors began applying a week ago. PPP provides potentially forgivable loans in amounts to cover 2.5 months of payroll or $10 million (whichever is less). To apply, … Read Post

Chamber Offers Unemployment Insurance Webinar Thursday

Denver Metro Chamber to Offer Unemployment Insurance Webinar Thursday  Unemployment claims are on the rise and many Coloradans are at risk of being unemployed for some period of time as a result of COVID-19. Join us to learn what policy changes have been made to support our workforce on the federal and state levels, what resources are available … Read Post

SBA Releases Official Details of Paycheck Protection Program

SBA Releases Official Details of Paycheck Protection Program  The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) released the official rule for the $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), including the formula for calculating loan amounts and what the loan can cover. Small businesses and sole proprietors can begin applying for the federal loans through their lenders today. Independent contractors and … Read Post

Paycheck Protection Loan Applications Begin Friday

Lenders Can Start Accepting Paycheck Protection Loan Applications from Small Businesses on Friday  On Friday, small businesses and sole proprietors can begin working with their lenders to submit loan applications for the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Independent contractors and self-employers can begin submitting applications April 10. PPP is part of the federal CARES Act enacted last week. It provides potentially forgivable loans in … Read Post

More Info for Small Businesses Applying for Aid

Here at the Denver Metro Chamber, we are focused on supporting our business community as we tackle the economic trauma of COVID-19. Every day, we hear how our members are adapting in innovative ways to the new environment, including interruptions in service, closures, delays and remote working – just to name a few. We know many of you need more support, especially organizations with … Read Post