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MASS.GOV: COVID-19 Resources and Guidance for Businesses

Connect with MASS.GOV with the links below for resources for businesses from the state.

Includes:

-Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program

-Emergency Order re: Essential Services and Assemblage Guidance

-Administrative Tax Relief Measures

-MGCC Small Business Recovery Loan Fund

-MEMA’s Emergency Operations Center’s Private Sector Hotline

-Executive Office of…

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Added by CMS Chamber Online on March 30, 2020 at 3:30pm — No Comments

WCAC's Home Heating Assistance Program

WCAC's Home Heating Assistance Program
Worcester Community Action Council, Inc. oversees the home heating assistance program for our region. If you or someone you know is struggling to keep up with home heating bills, please reach out! While WCAC’s main office is closed to the public, staff is available via phone/email.
  *   For heating…
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Added by CMS Chamber Online on March 26, 2020 at 12:30pm — No Comments

CHAMBER HOURS AND CONTACT UPDATE

TO OUR MEMBERS AND FRIENDS,

WE HOPE YOU ARE STAYING SAFE AND UPBEAT IN THESE CHALLENGING TIMES.

THE WELL-BEING OF YOUR FAMILIES AND OUR COMMUNITY IS OUR FOREMOST CONCERN.

DUE TO THE GOVERNOR'S EMERGENCY ORDER, OUR OFFICE WILL REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL NOON ON APRIL 7.

OUR STAFF IS WORKING REMOTELY AND IF WE CAN PROVIDE ANY RESOURCES, CONNECT YOU WITH NEEDED GOODS AND SERVICES, OR ANSWER A QUESTION, PLEASE CONTACT US.

YOU CAN REACH ALIX BY EMAIL AND…

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Added by CMS Chamber Online on March 25, 2020 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Chamber and All Non-Essential Businesses To Cease In Person Operation Until April 7

Chamber Office Will Be Closed Until April 7

Due to Governor Baker's order requiring non-essential businesses to close as of noon on Tuesday, March 24th, the Chamber office will close by 4:00pm today and remain closed through April 7. Chamber programs and events, including April's Fun at Five, are suspended until further notice. You can reach Alix by email or cell phone during this time.…

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Added by CMS Chamber Online on March 23, 2020 at 2:00pm — No Comments

UPDATED 3/18: Local Restaurants Offering Delivery and Take-Out

We wanted to share with you the latest from our restaurant friends. These Member businesses would truly appreciate your support during this unprecedented time and we all have to eat!
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This information is subject to change and we recommend checking websites, social media, or just give a ring to your favorite eateries to confirm their current offerings. Some offer…
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Added by CMS Chamber Online on March 17, 2020 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Baker-Polito Administration Announces $10 Million Small Business Recovery Loan Fund

Baker-Polito Administration Announces $10 Million Small Business Recovery Loan Fund

Small businesses impacted by COVID-19 will have access to capital assistance

BOSTON March 16, 2020 – Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced economic support for small businesses with a $10 million loan fund to provide financial relief to those that have been affected by COVID-19.

The $10 million…

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Added by CMS Chamber Online on March 17, 2020 at 12:17pm — No Comments

Important Message from the US Small Business Administration

Important message from the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) via Robert H. Nelson, Massachusetts District Director

The MA Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and Baker-Polito Administration are working closely with the U.S. SBA to activate the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program which would provide assistance to eligible businesses and non-profits impacted by COVID-19.

The 1st step in this process is to meet a minimum threshold of…

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Added by CMS Chamber Online on March 16, 2020 at 2:45pm — No Comments

Tourism Members: 2020-2021 Free Map is Coming!

2020-2021 Sturbridge Townships Free Map

The Chamber of Central Mass South is once again working with Weathervane Enterprises to produce its annual Map to the Sturbridge Townships. This Map is distributed all year long throughout our region for the convenience of our visitors and residents. Your ad…

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Added by CMS Chamber Online on March 4, 2020 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), February 2020

This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (…

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Added by CMS Chamber Online on March 2, 2020 at 4:38pm — No Comments

USA Archery Event - Free Admission!

Join us to watch world-class Archery competition & enjoy great food sponsored by the Tantasqua Music Association!

Bring your family & friends - Free Admission for Spectators.…

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Added by CMS Chamber Online on February 19, 2020 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Chamber Member Appreciation Night at the Railers

Worcester Chamber Member Appreciation Night at the Railers!

Come join the Chamber as we celebrate Worcester Red Sox Night with the Railers! Doors open at 5:30pm. See you when the puck drops!! Worcester Chamber Members and affiliates (CMS Chamber) are welcome to request free tickets.

The Chamber is offering tickets to our members, at no cost, for a fun family night out on Saturday, March 7 at the Railers hockey game at the…

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Added by CMS Chamber Online on February 18, 2020 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Legal Notice: Annual Meeting of Corporators of Country Bank for Savings

Legal Notice

The Annual Meeting of Corporators of Country Bank for Savings will be held on Monday, March 9, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. at 29 Stallion Hill Road, Sturbridge, MA for the election of Corporators, Trustees and Officers along with any other business as required by law and the Bylaws of Country Bank for Savings.

Susan Rutherford
Clerk of the Corporation

Added by CMS Chamber Online on February 10, 2020 at 12:15pm — No Comments

STA Announces Sturbridge Restaurant Week

Sturbridge Tourist Association: A Committee of the Town of Sturbridge

Date: 6 February 2020

To: General Public; Sturbridge Restaurants

Subject: Press Release – Sturbridge Restaurant Week

The Sturbridge Tourist Association (STA) is announcing its first ever RESTAURANT WEEK. In fact, in an effort to draw even more patrons to Sturbridge, the STA will…

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Added by CMS Chamber Online on February 6, 2020 at 12:30pm — No Comments

APPLY NOW! 2020 CMS Chamber Scholarships

It's time to apply for the 2020 CMS Chamber Scholarships.

The Chamber of Central Mass South typically awards three $1000 scholarships per year.

Scholarships are disbursed directly to the student upon presentation of grades from first semester completed after the award is announced and a minimum 3.0 GPA attained. Students must be a resident or student within the towns served by the Chamber of…

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Added by CMS Chamber Online on January 8, 2020 at 12:26pm — No Comments

Friends of Sturbridge Trails to hold Annual Meeting

Friends of Sturbridge Trails to hold annual meeting

Sturbridge, Trail enthusiasts can join in with all those who support and love our Sturbridge trails at The Friends of Sturbridge Trails (FrOST) 6th annual meeting, to be held on Wednesday January 15th at 7 PM, graciously hosted by the Publick House.

Presentations include a special presentation on developing "flow trails" on the Riverlands Property, an update on the 3…

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Added by CMS Chamber Online on January 6, 2020 at 12:28pm — No Comments

12/30 Storm Closing

The Chamber offices will be closed this afternoon Monday (12/30) due to the continuing storm.

You may reach Jack by email jack_starkey@cmschamber.org.

The office will re-open at noon on Tuesday, 12/31.

Please take caution today!

Added by CMS Chamber Online on December 30, 2019 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Help Wanted: Hitchcock Free Academy Executive Director

Help Wanted: Hitchcock Free Academy Executive Director

Hitchcock Academy is a nonprofit community center with a mission of enriching the lives of area residents by providing educational, recreational and cultural programming. Hitchcock seeks an…

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Added by CMS Chamber Online on December 11, 2019 at 1:44pm — No Comments

Mass. Office of Business Development: Office Hours at the Chamber

Mass. Office of Business Development: Office Hours at the Chamber

Meet with State Officials to Discuss How to Grow Your Business

We are very pleased to announce that on Thursday, January 16, 2020 from 10:00AM-1:00PM we have state leaders available at the Chamber of Central Mass South to meet with you to discuss your specific business needs as well as…

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Added by CMS Chamber Online on December 4, 2019 at 3:33pm — No Comments

Country Bank Giving Back Across the Region on National Day of Giving

COUNTRY BANK GIVING BACK ACROSS THE REGION ON NATIONAL DAY OF GIVING

Country Bank continually prides itself on giving back within the communities they serve, each and every day. This year, however, during National Day of Giving on December 3rd they have committed to “walk the walk” for one day across the region – from Springfield to Worcester! Assembled with a team of its staff, business partners, board members and corporators…

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Added by CMS Chamber Online on November 27, 2019 at 12:57pm — No Comments

Chamber Group Travel: Spotlight on Tuscany

Spotlight on Tuscany…
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Added by CMS Chamber Online on November 14, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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