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Small Business Guide to the Federal CARES Act

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COVID · Public Policy · Healthcare

The KC Chamber wants to make sure Kansas City area businesses have every opportunity to get the federal relief funds they need to keep going and stay strong. The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to support small businesses as they work to keep their workforce employed during the coronavirus pandemic. Read Article
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Your Chamber at Work - March 30, 2020

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COVID · Healthy KC · Public Policy · Financial Services · Healthcare · Workplace Development · Economic Development · Newsletters

FROM THE KC CHAMBER'S PRESIDENT AND CEO A few important items for you this morning. Read Article
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FOLLOW-UP: White House Conference Call on COVID-19 & Disaster Assistance

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COVID · Public Policy · Financial Services · Healthcare · Economic Development

PROVIDING FINANCIAL RELIEF: President Donald J. Trump is working to provide financial relief for small businesses harmed by the coronavirus outbreak. “We’re deeply committed to ensuring that small businesses have the support they require.” - President Donald J. Trump Read Article
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URGENT BIZ TEAM ALERT - "Phase 3" Stimulus Bill Passes; On Way to POTUS

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COVID · Public Policy · Financial Services · Healthcare · Economic Development

The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce (KC Chamber) applauds Congress for its bipartisan and bicameral work to pass the “Phase 3” relief bill known as the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act) that is estimated to be upwards of $2 Trillion (and larger because of the flexibility given to the Federal Reserve to inject more money into the economy which will put it well over three times the amount of the 2008 TARP bailout). According to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, this bill is designed to add relief to the economy for 10-12 weeks. Read Article
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Public Policy Update - March 25, 2020

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COVID · Public Policy

The KC Chamber is working to make sure Kansas City and its business community are well represented in conversations about federal relief, and we have more information for you about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) at these critical times. Here’s our latest update. First FaceTime with the region’s Federal Staffers – here are the highlights!   Read Article
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KC Chamber COVID-19 Public Policy Efforts

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COVID · Public Policy · Healthcare

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, the KC Chamber has been working daily with our local, state and federal policy makers advising them on the needs and concerns of our members and tracking their updates on COVID-19 relief assistance and health and safety measures. Below are copies of some of the communications that we have had with our Chamber members and policymakers. Read Article
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Mayor Lucas Issues Citywide “Stay at Home” Order, Extends School Closures

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COVID · Healthy KC · Public Policy

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas – in consultation with Health Department Director Dr. Rex Archer and Emergency Medical Services Medical Director Dr. Erica Carney – today issued a “Stay at Home” Order, requiring Kansas Citians to stay at home except for “essential activities” as our community continues working to slow the spread of COVID-19. Grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, and healthcare facilities will remain open. This order will take effect at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, March 24. Read Article