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COVID-19 Membership Update and Resource Links

Tuesday, April 07, 2020 12:48 PM | Anonymous

The emergence of COVID-10 has created a lot of changes to our country. We have witnessed declarations of state and national emergencies, international travel restrictions, the cancellation of events, local cases are on the rise, and a sudden and widespread emphasis on working from home to slow the spread of this harmful new virus. 

While the office is closed to the public myself and the board are still available by phone or email. We are encouraging all members to use the CDC recommendations and stay home when possible.

The Mineola Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is committed to working with our members during this time of business disruption. We are calling and emailing our members to see if their businesses have any changes or to see if there is anything we can do for them. We welcome your feedback through calls and emails as to how we can be of assistance. Please know that we are committed to resources, responsiveness, and flexibility during this time. We know that this situation will cause financial stress to many small businesses and we want to be your partner through this time. Further, we encourage you to please shop locally during this time. We are stronger together!

  SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan

The Quitman Chamber, along with Instant Offices of Texas and Wood County National Bank are co-hosting a Webinar on Wednesday, April 8th at 1:00pm to walk you through the step by step process of applying for the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL).  The event will be filmed by County Road Film Company (please press the button below)and posted online after the webinar. 

If you would like to submit a question regarding the SBA EIDL process, please send it to QSBRP@instantofficesoftexas.com This is a special email address specifically for this event, please do not email questions to the chamber.  

County Road Film Company

   COVID-19 Small Business Links 

Emergency Loans-SB Guide & Checklist
SBA Worksheet
Paycheck Protection Form
Paycheck Protection Program Listing Form
Employee Retention Tax Credit
Coronavirus Paid Leave Program
Coronavirus Emergency Loans
How to Access Stimulus Funding for Your Small Business

COVID-19 Resource Links 


CDC Website
Residential Eviction Proceedings Information
Corona Virus Workplace Tips
Texas Dept. of Ag Resource Guide

Our Mineola EDC Corporation wants to share a couple of helpful resources.  Help is out there, but you must make the effort and check them out and see if it will fit your needs and if you qualify. We are here to try and guide you all for help through State and Federal Funds.

Cares Flow Chart.pdf

COVID-19 Resources for Employers and Workforce.docx

Upcoming Webinars for

East Texas Businesses

The East Texas Coalition has joined forces to present webinars for our members. We are proud to be invited to join a serious of webinars with the Longview Chambers of Commerce taking the lead. Proud of the partnership that all East Texas Chamber have established and honored to be part of a strong coalition.

FREE Webinars for the East Texas Business Community


Tuesday, April 7th | 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. CT

COVID-19 Solutions with CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Health System Chief Medical Office

Join CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Health System Chief Medical Officer Mark Anderson, MD for a discussion on how our local health care systems are caring for our community through COVID-19. Dr. Anderson will speak to best prevention strategies, available resources and health care provider preparedness. Have questions? Please enter them on the registration page, and we will do our best to address them during the webinar.

Wednesday, April 8th | 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. CT

Actions to Manage the COVID 19 Crisis in Your Business

Join ActionCOACH of Longview Business Coaching in this webinar on Wednesday April 8 at 10AM CDT.

Now is the time to PIVOT your business model and innovate on your product and service offering. Developing a plan is critical to surviving the current economic environment. In this webinar, Certified Business Coaches will provide guidance on how to ADJUST and PIVOT your business to best navigate the evolving marketplace. 

Now is the time PLAN not PANIC. Now is the time to LEAD not LAG. Now is the time to RESPOND not REACT. Let's work together to develop and implement the right actions for your business. 

Wednesday, April 8th | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. CT

COVID-19 Solutions 10 Things You Need to Know About Data Security & Working Remotely

Join Cynergy Technology COO, Kevin Roper, to get updates on Data Security & Working Remotely. COVID-19. Remote workers. An exponential increase in data security attacks. In technology terms, it's a perfect storm. Join us for a brief, informative discussion on what your organization should be doing to keep your business running remotely while safeguarding sensitive client information and protecting your company's reputation.

Thursday, April 9th | 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. CT

Tips to Protect Your Business Property with Longview Police Chief 

Join us for this informative webinar featuring Longview Police Chief, Mike Bishop, sharing tips to help you protect your business property in our current situation. 


Previously Recorded Webinars for

East Texas Businesses

COVID-19 Solutions Stimulus Loans Updates with US Senator and US Chamber of Commerce webinar. Link to Listen

COVID-19 Solutions - Restoring and Maintaining a Clean and Healthy Environment webinar

Link to Listen

Working Remotely - Tips for Employers & Employees webinar Link to Listen

Tax Information

The IRS has suspended the April 15 deadline for filing 2019 tax returns, for paying

2019 taxes, and for making the first 2020 estimated payment. This means you do

not need to do anything. You may now act as though July 15 is the same as

April 15 has been. If you choose this, then we will look forward to seeing you

between late-April and mid-July. Contact your tax professional for more details.

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