COVID-19 Support from Local Experts

By Chattanooga Chamber

With more and more information flowing in every day, it’s hard to keep up with all the aspects of responding to COVID-19.

To help you stay informed, the Chattanooga Chamber launched a series of live video calls with local experts. Keep up with which calls are up next via our social media.

From COVID-19 updates to business resources, here is what we have covered so far:

Update on Coronavirus Stimulus Package

Need a crash course on the COVID-19 stimulus package?

On our first live call, the Chamber’s Vice President of Public Policy, Justin Groenert, breaks down the coronavirus stimulus package with Justin Furrow of Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.

Continuity Planning for Small Businesses

As a small business owner, you may be wondering what your next step should be. In this call, Greg Smith with the Hamilton County Office of Emergency Management answers questions and discusses continuity planning for small businesses.

Chat with Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke

Last week, Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke signed an executive order declaring a state of emergency. In our conversation with him, we cover what's in the order, why these precautions are warranted and how our city is reacting to keep us safe.

SBA Disaster Loans

You have probably heard of the newly available SBA disaster loans. But what are they?

Lynn Chesnutt, Managing Director of the Tennessee Small Business Development Center, joins us to discuss who qualifies, how to apply and what's covered.

COVID-19: Steps to Protect Your Business

Find out what you can do to make sure your finances are in good shape to weather this storm. Stuart McCallum with HHM Certified Public Accountants takes us through the steps your small business can take to financially protect itself.

Supplier Contracts

Autumn Witt Boyd from the AWB Firm talks about how to deal with supplier contracts when suppliers can't deliver on time.

COVID-19: Resources for Artists / Musicians 

When times get tough, Chattanooga knows how to show some love for its local artists. Stratton Tingle, Executive Director of SoundCorps, joins us to talk through the various assistance options for artists during the pandemic, including the ArtsBuild Artist Emergency Fund.

Legislative Update Part 2 

Justin Furrow with Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, and Justin Groenert with the Chamber discuss the latest developments surrounding COVID-19 legislation as it makes its way through Congress.