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Tuesday, April 07, 2020
    We know that many of our business customers are eagerly awaiting information on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Application process.  We are sending this email to update you that we will not be accepting PPP applications today due to recent, late changes from the SBA and Treasury. However, we plan to open our application portal beginning Saturday, April 4 at 8:00 am.  Until ...read more
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Tuesday, April 07, 2020
   We know that for a lot of you, times are tough right now. Recent events have caused many local businesses to modify their hours, the ways they serve their communities, and in some cases, to close their doors altogether. To help businesses like yours rally support when they need it most, American Express has created a suite of ready-to-use assets to help you get the word out in your ...read more
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Tuesday, April 07, 2020
Industry Expansion Solutions (IES)/North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NCMEP) is building a database of companies with certain capabilities during this critical time. There are over 20 critical supplies needed to respond to COVID-19. If your company currently does or can quickly begin production, please fill out the information below. NCMEP will share this information with federal ...read more
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Tuesday, April 07, 2020
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Tuesday, April 07, 2020
CLICK HERE TO HEAR ABOUT A RESTAURANT AFFECTED BY COVID-19 THAT TURNED TO SWIPEBY
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Monday, April 06, 2020
RESTAURANT EMPLOYEE  RELIEF FUND The Restaurant Employee Relief Fund (“Fund”) was created to help restaurant industry employees experiencing extraordinary hardship in the wake of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. Through this Fund, grants will be made to restaurant industry employees who have been impacted by COVID-19, including a decrease in wages or loss of employment. Grants will be ...read more
Categories: Economic, Human Interest, Community, Fun Facts, Around Town
Monday, April 06, 2020
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Sunday, April 05, 2020
​Click here for English Fact Sheet - Economic Injury Disaster Loans Haga clic aquÍpara ver la hoja informativa en Español - Prestamos por Desastre por Lesiones Económicas 
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Thursday, April 02, 2020
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Thursday, April 02, 2020
  U.S. Department of Treasury Releases Information on Paycheck Protection Program  Earlier today, the U.S. Department of Treasury shared new information regarding the Paycheck Protection Program. The Paycheck Protection Program prioritizes millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $349 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses. Please review the ...read more
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Wednesday, April 01, 2020
Zebulon Community Center Operations Update   "Good afternoon everyone!! For your families and our staff's safety, the Zebulon Community Center will now be closed through April 30, 2020. While that may be a little frustrating, the good news is we still have ample ways to recreate within the Town of Zebulon. All of our parks remain open for walking and exercising. All we ask is that you ...read more
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Tuesday, March 31, 2020
COVID-19 GUIDANCE & RESOURCES FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM MANUFACTURERSRESOURCES TO HELP SMALL AND MEDIUM SIZED MANUFACTURERS MANAGE DURING THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PANDEMIC   There are 51 Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Centers in all 50 states and Puerto Rico which are waiting to help those small and medium sized manufacturers (SMMs) through this crisis with more than 1,400 ...read more
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Tuesday, March 31, 2020
COVID-19: Everything Employers Need to Know and Do Right Now  WebinarCOVID-19: Everything Employers Need to Know and Do Right Now.Wednesday, April 1, 2020 | 10:00am CST | 1 hourMark Toth, Chief Legal & Public Affairs Officer, ManpowerGroup North America   Save My Seat   COVID-19’s impacts are being felt across the globe and in nearly every aspect of life. Employers and employees are feeling ...read more
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Tuesday, March 31, 2020
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Monday, March 30, 2020
As the number of positive COVID-19 cases continues to rise in Wake County, in an abundance of caution that the virus could overwhelm our local healthcare system, earlier the Wake County Board of Commissioners Chairman Greg Ford and yesterday, Gov. Cooper announced stay-at-home order effective Monday, Mar 30 until April 29.   The order allows certain essential businesses to remain open, ...read more
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Monday, March 30, 2020
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Monday, March 30, 2020
  For immediate release March 27, 2020  State Board of Education Approves Steps to Cope with COVID-19 Fallout   The State Board of Education took steps on three different fronts today to support schools across North Carolina coping with the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.The board approved a grading policy to enable high school seniors to graduate on time. The board also approved guidance ...read more
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Monday, March 30, 2020
Update on GSK Actions to Support the Global Response to COVID-19Supporting research and production of candidate COVID-19 vaccines GSK’s initial response to the outbreak of COVID-19 has to been to make our vaccine adjuvant technology available to scientists and organisations working on candidate vaccines. The use of an adjuvant is of particular importance in a pandemic situation since it may ...read more
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Thursday, March 26, 2020
  Use a short video to stay connected. We will highlight one each day in our eBlast.  Greeting "Hi Chamber Family!"Who we are "This is (your name) with (business name)"Why we exist "We are in business to…"What we want you to know        "This is how we’re able to continue doing business in this season"Please limit the time to no longer than one minute. We will be posting these to our daily ...read more
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Thursday, March 26, 2020
 As each day greets us with more headlines about the growing economic and public health toll of this pandemic, it's only natural to wonder whether and how the work we do might make a difference in the face of such a global issue. I’m reminded then of that old story about the boy and the starfish. If you don’t already know it, here’s how it goes: "One day, an old man was walking along a beach ...read more
Thursday, March 26, 2020
"Greetings! Due to the Governor's executive order, Blissful Heart Studio's physical location is currently closed. However, we are working on virtual services so clients can still receive benefit & support during this time!Emilia is currently sharing free, donation-based & reduced rate services, available via phone & virtually. She can be reached via email at EliaLightHealing@gmail.com & more ...read more
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Wednesday, March 25, 2020
"Earlier today, in partnership with the Golden LEAF Foundation, Thread Capital, and other nonprofit lenders throughout the state, the NC Rural Center launched a new emergency small business lending program in response to the ongoing economic impact of COVID-19 on North Carolina’s entrepreneurs and small-business owners.   The NC COVID-19 Rapid Recovery Lending Program, funded through the ...read more
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Wednesday, March 25, 2020
"GSK remains committed to our mission of helping people “Do More, Feel Better, Live Longer”.  During this COVID-19 crisis it is critical that as part of the health care industry supplying lifesaving medicines, we maintain operations to an appropriate level. GSK and our Zebulon team have implemented robust protocols that are ensuring the safety of our staff and the ongoing supply of medicines can ...read more
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Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Coronavirus Briefing from March 19, 2020 Friday, March 20, 2020, 5pm by visitRaleigh  To assist hospitality business partners and others affected by the COVID-19 crisis in Wake County, GRCVB, alongside the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association (NCRLA), is hosting weekly conference call briefings with information relevant to all of us during this time. The first of these calls was on ...read more
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Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Petway Mills & Pearson, PA is concerned about our clients’ well-being and health and our employees’ well-being and health. The coronavirus has forced Petway Mills & Pearson, PA to implement new procedures regarding obtaining information from our tax clients, processing tax information and releasing tax returns to our clients. The sole goal of these changes is protecting our greatly appreciated ...read more
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Tuesday, March 24, 2020
 The Boys & Girls Club Golf Tournament that was scheduled for Friday May 15th has been CANCELLED. Please post the cancellation on your website. Our announcement to the Boys & Girls Club Zebulon Board of Directors:   Unit Board President Tom Schmidt has sent a notice that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the decision has had to be made to cancel the 2020 golf tournaments (Kitahata  and Challenge ...read more
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Monday, March 23, 2020
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Monday, March 23, 2020
     Earlier this afternoon, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released official guidance from the President regarding the Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19. This guidance states that: “If you work in a critical infrastructure industry, as defined by the Department of Homeland ...read more
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Monday, March 23, 2020
(Free) Emergency Ecommerce How-to Webinar Need to offer online sales or know a local business that needs help? We'll walk through using Paypal's free tools to sell on your website and social media on Monday March 23rd at 2PM Eastern / 11AM Pacific - it will be recorded and accessible afterward. This is a down-and-dirty how-to focused on quickly adding a solution and ...read more
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Monday, March 23, 2020
Wake County Issues New Restrictions to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19by  Stephen R. Walston  on 3/22/2020 1:10 PMCategory: Human Services; WakeGOV Home Page In response to the rising number of positive cases of COVID-19, Wake County is putting new restrictions in place to help slow the spread of coronavirus and protect the local healthcare system from becoming overwhelmed. Wake County Board of ...read more
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Thursday, March 19, 2020
From the US Chamber of Commerce: On March 13th, Governor Cooper requested that the Small Business Administration issue a disaster declaration in all counties in North Carolina to make SBA disaster assistance loans available to North Carolina’s small business owners dealing with the economic difficulties created by COVID-19. SBA approved the Governor’s request late Wednesday afternoon, issuing a ...read more
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Thursday, March 19, 2020
  The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in SBA disaster loans to help our small businesses, small aquacultural businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, and/or most private nonprofit organizations. Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) The SBA has approved the North Carolina Governor’s request for a disaster declaration, and you may begin the application process.  Applicants are strongly ...read more
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Thursday, March 19, 2020
As we monitor the global outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), the safety and well-being of our communities, customers and employees remains Dominion Energy’s top priority. We continue to assess and monitor the rapidly emerging response needs and specific local needs of the communities we serve.    Dominion Energy has established a COVID-19 Relief grant program. For nonprofits that have a ...read more
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Monday, March 16, 2020
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Monday, March 16, 2020
NOTICE of precautionary in-store temporary closure due to the Coronavirus  Due to the dangers of the coronavirus, effective immediately, ENONEO WILL BE CLOSED, for the next 2 weeks (from Mar 13th to Mar 28th).  We will reassess each week as things progress. The health experts are suggesting that people stay away from public places, which unfortunately includes businesses like EnoNeo. I am not an ...read more
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Monday, March 16, 2020
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Monday, March 16, 2020
From Tourism Talk, an official publication of the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau  March 2020 Tourism Economic Development ReportThe Tourism Economic Development Report is GRCVB's monthly update designed to demonstrate the Bureau's role in accelerating sustainable growth and development by increasing visitor and convention business.Download the latest report | View the report ...read more
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Monday, March 16, 2020
AARP is offering two grant opportunities. Click on the following grants for more information on eligibility and deadlines:Grants for Good Projects- The AARP Community provides small grants that fund "quick-action" projects to improve housing, transportation, public spaces, technology ("smart cities"), civic engagement and more. Grants for Doing Good - The AARP Purpose Prize honors extraordinary ...read more
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Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Dear Chamber Family,    Though only yesterday morning we were making every effort to ensure plans for our Annual Meeting would move ahead as anticipated, we continue to see change and are committed to making the best decision based on current events.   Earlier this afternoon our Board of Directors made the difficult decision to postpone the Annual Meeting and Citizen of the Year recognition ...read more
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Tuesday, March 10, 2020
COVID-19 and Annual Meeting    First and foremost, we want to remember that qualified professionals are on the frontlines working to prevent further spread of the virus, and to offer us a framework for how best to respond.   Here are some recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC).  Stay home if you are sick until you have been fever free for 24 hoursCommon symptoms include ...read more
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