If you have an update to your business, please contact us at email@example.com.
Thanks to the City of Danville and Danville Public Works, curbside service is now an even better, convenient option during this time of social distancing! Several businesses have designated curbside space for to-go orders. Phone numbers, websites, and more information are available at the link above. Continue supporting our small businesses!
Looking for gift cards? Click HERE to see all the local businesses selling gift cards and how to purchase!
Click to view the results of the Consumer Confidence Survey!
How to Support your Community During COVID-19, from our friends at Wassau River District
Links to Financial Assistance and other Resources for Small Businesses
Please note that, starting March 19, 2020, the Chamber office will be closed to the public. However, they are here to serve their members, and will continue to provide support as we work together during this challenging time. Your Chamber team will be available via email and phone,
and ask you to reach out if there is anything they can do for you.
Virginia 30 Day Fund | Provides forgivable loans for Virginia-based small businesses
Congressman Riggleman is very concerned with the affect that COVID19 will have on small businesses, as well as other businesses and constituents in the 5th District. In order for Virginia to qualify to receive SBA assistance, we need to have as many small businesses as possible, in all localities in Virginia, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the Subject: Disaster Area Request, providing the name of business, address, contact information, and assistance requested, and specifically request your locality be designated as a disaster area. In addition, we are asking that businesses also complete Congressman Riggleman’s form so our office can keep track of the assistance that is being requested in the 5th District. Congressman Riggleman and staff are continuing to monitor this situation very closely and if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our district offices at (434) 973-9631 and (434) 791-2596 or go to https://riggleman.house.gov/ issues/covid-19.
Business owners may want to consider contacting Governor Ralph Northam in support of the suggestions in the Lieutenant Governor's message to Governor Northam which recommends specific actions to assist small businesses.
We recognize the need for immediate access to grants and simplified disaster loan processes. Main Street America is partnering with Small Business Majority to share our voice as advocates for small businesses, micro-businesses, and entrepreneurs across the country. We encourage local businesses to join – to amplify the need for immediate, direct support for Main Street-scale businesses.
You can stay tuned to the detailed legislative updates that organizations like Small Business Majority and National Federation of Independent Businesses are providing on a daily basis.
- Small Business Association Provision Highlights
- CARES Act and the Paycheck Protection Program
- Characteristics of the Paycheck Protection Program
- Paycheck Program Loan Forgiveness
- Which Lenders are qualified to lend under the Paycheck Program
- Who Qualifies as a Borrower for the Paycheck Program
- Loan Programs Currently Available from the SBA
To help small business owners and entrepreneurs better understand the new programs that will be available to them, the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship has created a comprehensive guide to many of the small business provisions in the CARES Act that was passed by Congress on March 27
How to Apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan
Links on Business Marketing during COVID-19
Emergency Ecommerce How-to Webinar: How to Use Paypal to sell on your website and social media | Monday, March 23 at 2:00 pm EDT | Hosted by Locable
Rhonda Abrams/USA Today Small Business Facebook Livestream | Daily at 1:00pm EDT
Growing Through Challenges When Remote | Thursday, March 26 from 2-3 PM EST | Hosted by the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce
Understanding and Mitigating Supply Chain Risks Remotely | Thursday, April 2 from 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM EST | Hosted by SBDC- Lynchburg Region
How Your Business Can Benefit from the CARES Act | Monday, April 6 from 12-1:00 PM EST | Hosted by Danville Pittsylvania Chamber of Commerce
COVID-19 Resources for Our Communities | April-May 2020 Friday Series from 12-1 PM EST | Hosted in partnership by Virginia Community Capital, Virginia Department of Housing & Community Development, and Virginia Small Business Development Center
Other Useful Information & Resources