The Antigo/Langlade County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center wants to make sure our members and community are receiving the most current and reliable information regarding COVID-19 Coronavirus.

We have created this resource page to offer guidance for businesses and help you monitor the situation both locally and nationally.

American Society of Employers (ASE)

FAQ’s for Potential HR Issues Arising from the Coronavirus.  Website

America's Small Business Development Center

America’s SBDCs are working to help small businesses address the business challenges of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.  They encourage you to contact your local SBDC for assistance with questions and challenges your business might face as a result of the current situation.   Website

Aspirus Langlade Hospital

Work Well - Helping businesses rise above COVID-19   Website 

Associated Bank

Associated Bank is introducing COVID-19 Relief Program, which is designed to alleviate some of the financial hardships you may face as a result of illness or workplace changes. This program features:
  • The suspension of fees on a range of loan and deposit products for up to 90 days.
  • Payment deferrals for up to 180 days on consumer, mortgage and small business loans.
  • Temporary payment relief assistance and fee waivers for consumer and small business credit cards.
  • The suspension of foreclosure activity on homes and new repossession until after May 20, 2020.
Additional details, including information on how to receive these benefits, are available at their website.  There you will also find information about your current banking options and answers to questions you may have about these services.   Website

BMO Harris Bank

BMO Harris Bank has introduced a flexible financial relief program for your personal and small business banking financial situation. For more details on this program, please visit link below.   Website

CARES Act and The Paycheck Protection Program for Small Businesses

The Paycheck Protection Program was created under the CARES Act to provide federally guaranteed loans to help small businesses maintain payroll and pay certain other expenses. The loans offered through this program are up to 100 percent forgivable if the business maintains payroll.

Business owners will be able to apply for these loans at any lending institution that is approved to participate in the program through the existing U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 7(a) lending program and additional lenders approved by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. The SBA has many well-established lending partners including many community banks.

CARES Act Small Business Guide and Checklist   Document
Paycheck Protection Program FAQs for Small Business   Document
The Business Owner's Guide to the CARES Act   Document 
Federal CARES Act Summary   Document 

CDC COVID-19 Information

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention's website offers up to date information in all areas of the COVID-19 outbreak.  Website

Center for Research on the Wisconsin Economy Response to COVID-19 (CROWE)

In addition to its health impact, COVID-19 is leading to unprecedented economic disruption. Recently, the faculty and staff at the Center for Research on the Wisconsin Economy (CROWE) at UW-Madison have been working to track and analyze the economic impact of COVID-19 in Wisconsin and around the world.    Website

Community Calendar

For updates and cancellations for events and meetings in Langlade County.  Community Calendar

Department of Workforce Development - Unemployment Benefits

If your workplace shuts down due to COVID-19, you will be eligible to apply for unemployment benefits through the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.  To Apply
DWD General COVID-19 Information:   Website

Facebook Small Business Grants

They are offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits to help during this challenging time.  Website

Governor Tony Ever's Website

View up to date announcements from the Governor regarding the COVID-19 outbreak.  Website
View Executive Orders:   Website

Press Releases: Website

Kiva US Small Business Loans

Kiva is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that aims to expand access to capital for small businesses. Kiva is offering 0% interest loans of up to $15,000 with grace periods of 1-6 months.  Website

Langlade County EDC Small Business Emergency Response Loan

The Langlade County Economic Development Corporation has created a Small Business Emergency Response Loan (LCEDC SB-ERL) program to provide an immediate $5,000 small business emergency loan to Langlade County businesses impacted by COVID-19.  Website

Langlade County Emergency Management

If you would like to potentially receive "as necessary" updates regarding COVID-19 in Langlade County, you can now send "ALCCOVID19" to 888-777 and subscribe to text alerts. If you'd like to receive alerts longer than a text message, they recommend subscribing to Health Information & Health News through Everbridge

Langlade County Health Department

The CDC and WI DHS continue to closely monitor an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19) that was first detected in Wuhan City, Huneir Province, China. As this outbreak continues to expand, the Langlade County Health Department will continue to update this page with the most up to date information and guidance available.  Website

Langlade County Take-Out and Delivery Information

Now more than ever, let's support our local restaurants by utilizing their delivery/carry-out services and drive-thru during the COVID-19 restrictions. The page provides delivery, carry-out, menus and any other details we should know. Let's support Langlade County business! Visit the Facebook page here.

LISC Small Business Relief Grants

Thanks to support from funders like Verizon and Sam's Club, we are providing grants to small businesses, to help them keep functioning and remain vital facets of their local economies through this challenging period.
Grant information and application  Website

Northcentral Regional Planning Commission

Northcentral Regional Planning Commission announces Business Disaster Recovery Microloan (BDRM) program is to provide short-term assistance to businesses affected by disaster events.  Website

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

"Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19" publication.  Publication

USA Gov

Government Response to Coronavirus, COVID-19 and for the latest official information from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force at the White House.   Website

US Department of Labor

Q&A: Families First Coronavirus Response Act.  Website       
Employee Rights Poster.  Website   

US Small Business Administration

SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in assistance for a small business. These loans can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.  Website
Paycheck Protection Program prioritizes millions of Americans employed by small businesses by directing $349 billion towards job retention and business operating expenses. Website

Wisconsin Department of Health Services

The Department of Health Services (DHS) is one of the largest and most diverse state agencies in Wisconsin. DHS is committed to protecting and promoting the health and safety of the people of Wisconsin, making sure everyone can live their best life. Visit their website for COVID-19 information.   Website 

Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Since the COVID-19 pandemic required that we all practice social distancing, the DMV has taken steps to continue providing vital services to Wisconsin motorists, while limiting the exposure of our employees and the public to the virus. 
Today we’re announcing two innovative pilot programs designed to meet customer demands in the wake of the COVID-19 public health emergency. 
Beginning Monday, May 11, 2020:
  • You may be eligible to renew your driver license online and receive your new card in the mail. No need to visit a DMV Customer Service Center. Learn more at wisconsindmv.gov/renewDL.
  • Teen drivers under age 18 who have completed all driver training and other requirements may be eligible to have their road test waived through DMV’s second new pilot program beginning May 11. Learn more at wisconsindmv.gov/testwaiver. 

 Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

We’re All In Small Business Grant is designed to help small businesses get back on their feet as they re-emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic and Safer at Home, while also encouraging adoption of best practices to keep employees, customers, and communities safe.  Funded by the federal CARES Act, the We’re All In Small Business Grant will provide $2,500 to 30,000 Wisconsin small businesses to assist with the costs of business interruption or for health and safety improvements, wages and salaries, rent, mortgages, and inventory. Website
The WEDC Board of Directors on March 17, 2020 approved $5 million in funding for the program, which will be known as Small Business 20/20. SB20/20 will provide grants of up to $20,000 to targeted businesses with no more than 20 employees to cover rent and to meet payroll expenses, including paid leave (including sick, family and other leave related to COVID-19).  Website

Relief and Recovery Resources for your Business:

With input for national and state health and industry experts, WECD has compiled a series of industry-specific documents to help you get back to business while taking the necessary precautions for maximize safety. Following these guidelines with help us all get Wisconsin's economy back on track. Website

 

 

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce - Wisconsin's Chamber

COVID-19 Employer Toolkit will arm Wisconsin’s business community with the most up-to-date and reliable information as they navigate the continuously changing landscape.  Website

Wisconsin Restaurant Association

In partnership with health officials across the State, they have developed the WI Restaurant Promise - where restaurants can earn their endorsement by making safe & proactive commitments during the COVID-19 recovery period.  When customers see this endorsement, they can be certain that the restaurant is taking all necessary steps to protect their employees & customers and is committed to playing a leadership role in protecting their communities.

Learn more about the WI Restaurant Promise here.  View poster here.
Tips to help food service operators.  Website
How to get started with delivery for restaurants. Website

WWBIC COVID-19 Fast Track Loan Program

THE WWBIC COVID-19 FAST TRACK LOAN PROGRAM is focused on existing businesses looking for business financing during COVID-19. Business owners have two options to pick from depending on their needs: a line of credit or a term loan.

COVID-19 Loan Flyer

Website

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