Here to help you and your business adjust successfully in a world with covid-19
The Montana Chamber of Commerce and our Board of Directors take the health and safety of our communities serious. We are actively monitoring the situation regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) and are in communication with state and local health officials.
With the first COVID-19 cases confirmed in our state late on March 13, we must continue to take precautions for our safety. Therefore, the Chamber is operating remotely in the coming weeks, but is available to help address your needs and concerns. Please contact any member of the Chamber team if we can be of assistance.
As the largest business advocacy organization in Montana, the Montana Chamber of Commerce is working diligently during this time of uncertainty to support the business community. This page is a collection of resources, highlights, and best practices we’ve gathered from State agencies, other Chambers of Commerce, and various credible news outlets. Please check back regularly as we continue to update this page frequently.
Got questions not answered by the information on this site? Feel free to ask us.
As the Montana Chamber continues to provide resources for living and working through COVID-19, we are equally focused on recovery and resiliency of our state. This section contains resources for how to safely reopen your business and provides insights for the growth and sustainability of Montana's new economy, post COVID-19.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Small businesses are the foundation of our communities and our economy. Employing nearly half the American workforce, companies like yours keep our neighborhoods running and make them feel like home.
U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION: ASSISTANCE & GUIDANCE
Learn more about the resources provided to small businesses as well as the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program. The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million.
Coronavirus Emergency Loans
Paycheck Protection Program
Coronavirus Paid Leave Programs
ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOANS
Economic Injury Disaster Loans provide small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million to help meet financial obligations and operating expenses until normal operations resume. This is the first of several economic relief tools that are being developed and will not be the last. All small businesses within affected counties will become eligible to apply directly through the Small Business Administration. Counties not included in the original disaster declaration can also be added at a later time, but from previous disasters the earlier you report the more advantageous it can be.
STATE OF MONTANA
Montana state and local public health officials are monitoring the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) situation very closely. Search the links below to find more information on resources offered by the state of Montana.
US CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE TOOLKIT
The U.S. Chamber has compiled CDC’s coronavirus recommendations for businesses and workers across the country. We continue to encourage American businesses to follow data-based guidance from the CDC and state and local officials. Within the toolkit, you’ll find a sharable graphics based on the CDC’s latest guidance for businesses and employees. We encourage you to share these assets on social media, websites, and other channels, and send them to your colleagues and employees.
CORONAVIRUS SMALL BUSINESS GUIDE
The coronavirus pandemic is affecting small businesses in a variety of ways. From loss of business to remote work, things are changing fast during the COVID-19 outbreak and businesses are being forced to adapt. CO— is working to bring you the best resources and information to help you navigate this challenging time.