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Reopening Massachusetts: Learn More

Reopening Massachusetts

Learn more about Reopening Massachusetts: download the Reopening MA Report, find general business guidance, when can my business reopen, mandatory safety standards for workplaces, sector-specific protocols and best practices, more...…

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Added by CMS Chamber Online on May 18, 2020 at 4:37pm — No Comments

Harrington Hospital in Southbridge Implements Emergency Curbside Triage

SOUTHBRIDGE, MA, MAY 15, 2020 – As of Monday, May 18, patients who arrive in a car to the Emergency Department (ED) at Harrington Hospital in Southbridge will be directed through a new “curbside triage” process. This new process allows patients to avoid gathering in a common space with others in the traditional ED waiting room, greatly reducing the risk of spreading COVID-19 while the virus remains a threat. Protocols for patients who arrive at the ED by ambulance will…

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

How Can I Help?



These past few months have wreaked havoc on many of us mentally, emotionally and financially. The uncertainty as to what lies ahead for our businesses, our financial security, is at the heart of our stress.

If you and/or your employees are feeling stress and anxiety I can help get you back on track. Strategic personal coaching is customized…

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Added by Rita Schiano on May 15, 2020 at 9:58am — No Comments

Harrington HealthCare System Ramps up Return to Normal Services with Coronavirus Protection Measures in Place

Harrington HealthCare System Ramps up Return to Normal Services with Coronavirus Protection Measures in Place

SOUTHBRIDGE, MA, May 8, 2020 – As the number of new coronavirus cases in Massachusetts begins to decline, Harrington HealthCare System (HHS) is encouraging patients to return for care at service locations across its system, with additional new infection prevention measures designed specifically to protect…

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Added by CMS Chamber Online on May 11, 2020 at 2:13pm — No Comments

Face Coverings are Now Required When in Public

Beginning Today, Face Coverings are Now Required When in Public

Governor Baker has issued an order effective today Wednesday, May 6 requiring face masks or cloth face coverings in public places where social distancing is not possible. This applies to both indoor and outdoor spaces. Exceptions include children under the age of 2 and those unable to wear a mask or face covering due to…

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Added by CMS Chamber Online on May 6, 2020 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Harrington HealthCare Urges Public Not to Delay Urgent Care Needs Due to Coronavirus Fears

Harrington HealthCare Urges Public Not to Delay Urgent Care Needs Due to Coronavirus Fears

SOUTHBRIDGE, MA, May 1, 2020 – Harrington HealthCare System (HHS) officials report that they’ve seen a significant decline in the number of emergency department and urgent care visits since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic and are urging the public not to delay seeking care out of fear that they may contract the…

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Added by CMS Chamber Online on May 4, 2020 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) is Now Available

To those of you who are self-employed, a gig worker, independent contractor, or who otherwise have not been eligible to apply for traditional unemployment benefits:

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) is now available online from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for workers not traditionally eligible for unemployment benefits (self-employed, independent contractors, workers with…

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Added by CMS Chamber Online on April 28, 2020 at 2:17pm — No Comments

Emergency Relief Loan Program Has Been Re-Funded.

The U.S. SBA COVID-19 Emergency Relief Loan Program, including the forgivable Payroll Protection Program (PPP), has been re-funded.

The website began accepting loan applications yesterday, but the site went down early. It is up again at this time. Remember – if you are applying for the Payroll Protection Program loan you need to do so through an SBA lender – Cornerstone Bank, Savers Bank, Hometown Bank,…

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Added by CMS Chamber Online on April 28, 2020 at 12:30pm — No Comments

WHO IS OPEN? RETAIL & SERVICES (updated 5/28)

View and download the updated list of Member Shops and Services.

Contact Jack to update us on your status for inclusion here.…

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

WHO IS OPEN? RESTAURANTS (updated 5/12/20)

View and download the updated list of Member Restaurants (and more) offering delivery, curbside pickup and/or takeout.

Contact Jack to update us on your status for inclusion here.…

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Added by CMS Chamber Online on April 22, 2020 at 4:30pm — No Comments

TLGV Celebrates Earth Day with Cleanup Contest

TLGV Celebrates Earth Day with Cleanup Contest

The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) believes we can all still celebrate Earth Day, even if we cannot gather together for town-wide cleanups. To help individuals throughout The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor get into cleanup mode, TLGV is starting a cleanup contest.

Participation is easy. Go to…

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Added by CMS Chamber Online on April 22, 2020 at 1:10pm — No Comments

Cornerstone Bank Makes Donations to Local Organizations Impacted by the Coronavirus Pandemic

During these unprecedented times, Cornerstone Bank is making donations to help local organizations with the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As a local, community bank, supporting the community is a top priority.

A $15,000 donation was made to Harrington Healthcare System. This donation will be used to aid in the purchasing of personal protective equipment for front line staff. For more information about Harrington, ways you can help, and important information about…

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Added by Cornerstone Bank on April 22, 2020 at 9:34am — No Comments

Small Business Recovery Grant Program

We wanted to share with you this information about small business recovery grants currently being offered by LISC Boston. Grants up to $10,000 are available. The deadline for applications is this Friday. These grants will be highly competitive, so apply as soon as possible.

LISC is providing grants to affected small businesses in Massachusetts to help them cope with the…

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Added by CMS Chamber Online on April 21, 2020 at 3:00pm — No Comments

RESTAURANTS: DELIVERY AND TAKEOUT UPDATED 4.16

View and download the updated list of Member Restaurants offering delivery and/or takeout.

Thank you for supporting your local dining establishments!…

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Added by CMS Chamber Online on April 16, 2020 at 3:30pm — No Comments

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Launches Fund with Vistaprint to Support Small Business Recovery

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Launches Fund with Vistaprint to Support Small Business Recovery

Small businesses are the foundation of our communities and our economy. Employing nearly half the American workforce, they keep our neighborhoods running and make them feel like home. The impacts of the coronavirus pandemic have wrought unprecedented financial uncertainty. These businesses need…

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Added by CMS Chamber Online on April 16, 2020 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The Last Green Valley is Hiring

The Last Green Valley is Hiring

The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) is searching for a Financial Officer to handle all aspects of the non-profit’s financial activities. The Financial Officer will be responsible for accounting, payroll, grants, contract management, audit preparation and human resources, performing a variety of tasks essential to The Last Green Valley’s success.

“We are looking for one person who can…

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Added by CMS Chamber Online on April 7, 2020 at 1:17pm — No Comments

April 5: COVID-19 Command Center Situation Report

View and download the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency COVID-19 Command Center Situation Report for April 5, 2020.

COVID-19 Command Center 04.05.20.pdf

Added by CMS Chamber Online on April 6, 2020 at 12:59pm — No Comments

Covid-19 Business Impact Survey

Greetings Members,
We would greatly appreciate if you would take a few minutes to complete this confidential survey from the Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission on how COVID-19 has impacted your business. The information gathered here will make a difference to all businesses in Southern Worcester County. Your responses will help CMRPC understand exactly what the…
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Added by CMS Chamber Online on April 2, 2020 at 2:30pm — No Comments

April 1: COVID-19 Command Center Situation Report

View and download the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency COVID-19 Command Center Situation Report for April 1, 2020.

COVID-19 Command Center_04.01.20.pdf

Added by CMS Chamber Online on April 2, 2020 at 1:17pm — No Comments

CARES Act Establishes $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program

Visit this link for a message from Congressman McGovern regarding the new Paycheck Protection Program.

mcgovern.house.gov/news/email/show.aspx?ID=Z5MPA3CVK5FYYNZ2O5WNNQJ37E

Added by CMS Chamber Online on April 1, 2020 at 4:59pm — No Comments

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