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The Chamber will be sharing information on this page to help our members during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.

Latest COVID-19 News and Resources from the Chamber:

Phase Two to Open Texas-Governor Abbott

Governor Abbott Announces Phase Two To Open Texas May 18, 2020 | Austin, Texas | Press Release Governor Greg Abbott today announced the second phase of the State of Texas’ ongoing plan to safely and strategically open Texas while minimizing the spread of COVID-19. Under Phase II, restaurants may increase their occupancy to 50% and additional…


Our businesses and community are experiencing a range of challenges associated with the coronavirus, from employees bandwidth to time constraints, all within this rapidly changing health environment. While some organizations have procedures in place to handle pandemic situations, others do not.  The resources below can help business and community leaders better understand and plan for…

Local Help to Navigate the SBA Disaster Loan Program

The Grayson Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a management counseling service for small businesses, funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the State of Texas and Grayson College. SBDC is available to help small businesses in Grayson County and Fannin County prepare to apply for disaster loan or ask questions related to the disaster…

Guide to the Employee Retention Tax Credit

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act created a new employee retention tax credit for employers who are closed, partially closed, or experiencing significant revenue losses as a result of COVID-19. Who is ELIGIBLE? Private employers, including non-profits, carrying on a trade or business in 2020 that: Have operations partially or fully suspended…

Coronavirus Small Business Guide

Complete coronavirus coverage, updated daily with new resources to assist you and your business. The coronavirus pandemic is affecting small businesses in a variety of ways. From loss of business to remote work, things are changing fast during the COVID-19 outbreak and businesses are being forced to adapt. We are working to bring you the…

Essential Businesses

From the Desk of the City Manager Following the guidance of the Department of Homeland Security and Governor Greg Abbott, the City of Van Alstyne is publishing the list of businesses considered essential. Non-essential businesses are to remain closed beginning at 12:01am on April 2, 2020 and continuing through April 30, 2020 per the guidance…

Covid-19 CARES Act

Guide to Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act Included in the recently passed CARES Act are additional business loan options, changes to tax policies and changes to the FFCRA, all designed to ease the burden of COVID-19. SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Assistance

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