• COVID-19 Response | Resources

  • Mequon-Thiensville Chamber Staff is following "Safer at Home" practices. For best response follow up, please consider contacting us primarily via email. For Certificate of Origin requests, marketing requests, and general member assistance, please contact Gina. Please contact Tina for COVID-19 related matters or any other sensitive matters.

  • The Mequon-Thiensville Chamber of Commerce is striving to keep a safe environment for our members and community as we navigate this unprecedented situation together. The M-T Chamber staff stands ready to continue to serve our businesses through this challenging time. Please check your email inbox for updates as we collectively adapt to the COVID-19 circumstances and guidelines. 

    BUSINESS COMMUNICATION & PROMOTION RESOURCES: We have adapted one of the free member marketing modules so members can post "Business Updates" on how you are modifying the way you do business, special promotions, event cancellations, and temporary closures. MEMBER-TO-MEMBER COMMUNICATION:  We have created a private member to member communication platform for businesses to discuss any specific needs or questions that another member may be able to help resolve. Join our Mequon-Thiensville Chamber Business Group on Facebook. BUSINESS INFORMATION RESOURCE: We will keep you informed as we learn new information that will impact or assist businesses. This includes such items as the availability of the Small Business Administration assistance loans, Wisconsin State Grants and other legislative measures that may help to bring relief to small businesses.
  • Blueprint to Reopen Ozaukee County Businesses

    The Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department (WOPHD) released the "Blueprint for Reopening Washington and Ozaukee Counties” on April 21st. The Blueprint provides broad guidance for reopening the economy safely and incrementally after Governor Evers’ Safer at Home order is lifted. An FAQ document that provides industry-specific recommendations and checklists for businesses and organizations to implement as appropriate for their individual needs. The Blueprint and FAQ are “living” documents that will continue to develop over time. The WOPHD requests feedback from local businesses to help refine further development of these guidelines.

  • Mequon Emergency Loan Funds

    The Mequon Emergency Loan Fund Program still has funds available to assist local businesses adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. To access more details and loan fund documents click on: Emergency Loan Fund Information. Applications or questions may be submitted via email to ktollefson@ci.mequon.wi.us.

  • Simplified PPP Forgiveness Form

    The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Treasury released a simpler PPP Forgiveness Form for Loans of $50,000 or less.

    SBA Simplified Forgiveness Form Press Release

    Click here to view the simpler loan forgiveness application.

    Click here to view the instructions for completing the simpler loan forgiveness application.

    Click here to view the Interim Final Rule on the simpler forgiveness process for loans of $50,000 or less.

  • Wisconsin Unemployment

    An emergency order was issued to waive work search requirements and modify the availability requirements for unemployment insurance for any worker impacted by COVID-19 in Wisconsin. The order also assures claimants who are otherwise eligible but out of work due to COVID-19 are considered available for work, which means employees laid off or with reduced weekly hours or wages are potentially eligible for unemployment compensation.

    WI Department of Workforce Development:

  • Are you in need of employees? Post your job openings through your Chamber member portal or contact info@mtchamber.org.

  • We're All In Grant - Phase 2

    The second phase of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) We’re All In Small Business Grants is making more than $50 million of additional CARES Act funding available to Wisconsin small businesses hard hit by the pandemic. Grants of $5,000 will be awarded based on the business's annual revenue.

    Applications are being accepted now through 11:59 p.m. Monday, November 2, 2020.

    Click Here to Apply

    If you cannot apply online, you may request assistance by calling the Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) at (608) 266-2772.

  • Tourism and Entertainment Grants

    Applications are now open for the additional grants supporting tourism, entertainment and cultural venues. More information is available here or through the direct links below.

    Application deadline is October 28th at 2:00 pm for all of the following grants

    COVID-19 Movie Theater Grant Program:

    • Assists Wisconsin movie theater owners and operators whose operations have been negatively affected by COVID-19. Grant details and application are available here.

     

    COVID-19 Lodging Property Grant Program:

    • Support Wisconsin hotel and lodging facility owners whose businesses have been affected by COVID-19. Grant details and application are available here.

     

    COVID-19 Live Music and Entertainment Venue Grant Program:

    • Assists Wisconsin’s live music and entertainment venues and operators whose operations have been negatively affected by COVID-19. Grant details and application are available here.
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  • Mequon-Thiensville Chamber Staff is following "Safer at Home" practices. For best response follow up, please consider contacting us primarily via email. For Certificate of Origin requests, marketing requests, and general member assistance, please contact Gina. Please contact Tina for COVID-19 related matters or any other sensitive matters.