The WCCBI is working to provide businesses throughout Warren County with current and accurate information regarding the COVID-19 situation and how it impacts their operations and our community.
Please read all information carefully and be advised that with the ever-evolving conditions the information listed here is subject to change anytime.
For additional information, questions, comments or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out to us!
Our office building is located at 308 Market Street, Warren PA 16365. Due to current restrictions, our building is CLOSED to the public. However, staff members are working remotely and available by email at:
James Decker, CEO, at: email@example.com
John Papalia, Director of Chamber Operations, at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Savannah Casey, Administrative Assistant, at: email@example.com
- If you are a Warren County business owner/key employee and would like to join our private business Facebook group please click on this link for more information: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WCCBIBusinessesandCOVID19information/
- WCCBI is participating in Icyy Ink Screen Printing & Embroidery‘s T-shirt sales. Click on the below link to be directed to their website sales page.
- WCCBI has created a COVID-19 survey and needs YOUR help! Local Warren County businesses, participation in this survey is greatly appreciated. For us to better understand our current economic impact and better prepare our community for the future, please click on the link attached below.
Below are a list of links, documents and phone numbers to call regarding various information related to businesses and handling the COVID-19 crisis.
- PA Chamber of Business and Industry website: Business Resources for COVID-19
Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to the Coronavirus Disease 2019:
- For those potentially eligible for unemployment benefits, the first link is to the application process done through the official PA Unempolyment Compensation website
- this second link is a Facebook video that explains the process: https://www.facebook.com/PALaborIndustry/videos/1551373671683377/
- To contact someone regarding Unemployment Benefits visit this website for more information:
- Visit the PA Labor & Employment website, for questions in regards to employers with operations in Pennsylvania with the latest updates, analysis, and commentary on how the law impacts employers at the national, state, and local level, at: https://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
- CARES Act Update, 4/14/2020: https://www.uc.pa.gov/COVID-19/CARES-Act/Pages/default.aspx?fbclid=IwAR3dn5EIzNRrAULsien9GUXHECz8zA2XNJ0vQdknF87eoHdCG-ab6rtPzMA
- For PA businesses and prepayments of sales tax information, updated 4/14/2020: https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/pennsylvania-businesses-to-benefit-from-waiver-for-prepayments-of-sales-tax/?fbclid=IwAR3–pG00yqHkGqA_w4_NOTIzNbC1Bwskuj2cWbLJIKJmqwp25cOhBAlyG4
Grants & Funding Opportunities for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19
PA Route 6 Alliance COVID-19 Resources Page: various grants and funding opportunities for businesses and organizations adapting to changing COVID-19 regulations.
Click on the link for the complete list of options available: https://paroute6.com/covid-19
· The HartBeat of Main Street Grant Program offers $5K-$15K grants to small businesses adapting to and reopening amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Special consideration given to those in historic districts and diverse-owned businesses.
· The Fresh Food Financing Initiative COVID-19 Relief Fund offers funding to for-profit and nonprofit/cooperative entities impacted by COVID-19, including grocery stores, corner stores, convenience stores, neighborhood markets, farmers markets, and more, with a direct connection to direct-to-consumer retail outlets.
· Help for Tenants, Landlords, & Homeowners offers support for tenants experiencing difficulty paying rent as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic & their landlords through the CARES Rent Relief Program, as well as assistance for homeowners experiencing difficulty making mortgage payments as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic through the CARES Pandemic Mortgage Assistance Program (PMAP.)