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Business Resources for COVID-19


During this challenging time, the Chamber is working to provide important information to our community. If you have knowledge of or are providing a service to help people in need, please email Susan Williams at swilliams@venangochamber.org with details. 

LOCAL UPDATES FROM VENANGO COUNTY BUSINESSES
The Venango Chamber is collecting updates from local businesses. View all updates here.

DO YOU NEED CHILD CARE?
Visit this website to search for child care and other early learning programs in your area.


BUSINESS RESOURCES

PA Chamber of Business and Industry 
Business Resources for Coronavirus
Bringing PA Back

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
Coronavirus Disease Information Page 
Information for Workplaces and Businesses 
FAQ for Businesses 

PA Governor Tom Wolf
COVID 19 Information 
COVID 19 Data for PA 
Coronavirus Symptoms and Testing 
Mask Up, PA 
Guidance for Businesses 

PA Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED) 
Resource Page

US Small Business Administration (SBA)
Resource Page 
Coronavirus Relief Options 

US Chamber 
Resources
Guide to Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Loans

US Department of Labor
OSHA COVID 19 Resource Page 
Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employer Paid Leave Requirements
Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights
Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers
OSHA Compliance Posters 
Refusal of Suitable Work Form 

PA Department of Health
Resource Page

United Way COVID-19 Financial Assistance
Find more information here.

NWIRC (Northwest Industrial Resource Center)
COVID Resources for Manufacturers

PA Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
Resources for Small Businesses


VENANGO COUNTY SCHOOLS

OIL CITY AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT COVID Updates Page

CRANBERRY AREA SCHOOL DISTRICTCOVID Updates Page 

FRANKLIN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICTCOVID Updates Page 

VALLEY GROVE SCHOOL DISTRICTDistrict Website (COVID resources linked at top of home page)

TITUSVILLE AREA SCHOOL DISTRICTParent Center Page 

FOREST COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTCOVID 19 Information Page 


How can residents help support local business?

The Venango Chamber encourages everyone who has the means to support local at this time. Many restaurants are working hard to offer take-out and pick-up services.

You can also buy gift cards for later use, shop online, and share positive information on social media to spread the word about shopping local.

Click here to access our membership directory for information on local businesses. 

#StaySafeSupportLocal


Previously Shared Resources

SUSAN’S LETTER TO PA GOVERNOR TOM WOLF
Chamber President/CEO Susan Williams sent this letter to Governor Wolf on May 4.

VENANGO COUNTY CARES ACT GRANT
Grants up to $5,000 per business. Apply now, click here for more information.

PA 30 DAY FUND
Forgivable loans for PA small businesses. Find more information here.

EMERGENCY AGRICULTURE ASSISTANCE GRANTS (closed)
Find more information here.

COVID-19 Working Capital Access (CWCA) Program (closed)
Find more information here.

NORTHWEST BANK – CHECKLIST FOR SBA LOAN / CARES ACT
View the checklist from Northwest Bank here.

BRIDGEWAY CAPITAL LOANS FOR COVID-19 RESPONSE FUND
Find more information here.

CARES ACT INFORMATION – US SENATE COMMITTEE
The US Senate Committee has created a guide to the CARES Act for small business owners. View the guide here.

PA CAREERLINK JOB PORTAL
The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry has launched a COVID-19 Job Portal, where you can find life-sustaining businesses that are hiring. View the page here.

IRS UPDATES AND NEWS RELEASES
The IRS is updating their webpage with updates and news releases. View the webpage here.

REOURCES FROM ADAM WILLIAMS, LAWYER AT WILLIAMS & JORDEN (ERIE,PA)
• Podcast: How Businesses Should React to COVID-19 Crisis
• YouTube video: What’s the difference between EIDL and PPP Loans through the SBA?

COUNTY SURVEY FOR BUSINESS OWNERS
The Venango County Commissioners are conducting a survey to assess the impacts of Coronavirus (Covid-19) on local business. Complete the survey here.

FRANKLIN AREA CHAMBER UPDATES
Updates and resources from the Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce. View their update page here.

LIST OF LIFE-SUSTAINING BUSINESSES (not up to date)
Unsure if your business is still allowed to operate under the order from Governor Wolf on March 19? View the list of Life-Sustaining Businesses here. To request a waiver to keep your location open, submit the form found here.

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  • Sharon Johns 10 months ago Reply

    Raymond James Financial Services, 6 East 1st Street, Oil City…We are working from home and supporting our clients via phone or email. Please contact our advisors by telephone at (814) 676-6353 and follow the prompt to speak to your advisor.

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