Your Chamber is committed to supporting you during this challenging time! We want to keep you apprised of resources, policy updates and how you can help. This page will be revised regularly as new information becomes available.

We hope you stay healthy and proactive as we move forward together.


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Business Resources

Please show caution as you complete online applications.

SBA COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) | Apply Now

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, small business owners are eligible to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000. The EIDL program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.

The SBA is currently advising small businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19 apply for loans early.
This is an updated form of the application; you will click through the application.

U.S. Small Business Administration Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 webinars

Updated Guidance for Small Businesses on Completing Loan Applications:

Paycheck Protection Program | Download Application

The Paycheck Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll.

U.S. Department of the Treasury

Access a list of local Banks & Banking Associations

Access a list of local Credit Unions

Employee Retention Tax Credit

Guide to the Employee Retention Tax Credit for COVID-19 Impacted Employers

Shared Work Plan | Submit Your Plan

The Shared Work Program offers Texas employers an alternative to temporary layoffs. The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) developed this voluntary program to help Texas employers and employees withstand economic downturns.

How You Can Help

  • Purchase gift cards from local businesses to use later.
  • Shop local, if possible. Check out our Membership Directory >
  • Choose local restaurants! Many local businesses are offering take out or delivery since the dining rooms are closed. Check out our Restaurant Directory >
  • Follow local, state and federal guidelines.
  • Practice social distancing and wash your hands!