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From the Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce: 
(April 9) - This webinar featured 4 panelists and a moderator to learn more about the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and better understand the legal and financial opportunities available to the community.

Moderator: Bob Rohrlack, President & CEO – Tampa Bay Chamber
Panelists: Allison Dembeck – U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Bill Goede – Bank of America; Moore Hallmark – U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Rita Lowman – Pilot Bank

Click here to watch the video

(April 2) - The Small Business Administration has published guidance for the $350 billion Paycheck Protection Program designed to help small and mid-sized businesses offset the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Paycheck Protection Program is scheduled to start accepting applications on Friday, April 3. Demand for the forgivable low-interest loans is expected to be high, so applying early will be critical.

From the U.S. Travel Association:
(March 31) - The CARES Act, the largest economic relief package in our nation’s history, was signed into law on March 27 and includes major provisions U.S. Travel fought for to deliver economic support to travel businesses, travel workers and their families.

Guide for eligibility


Learn what the different parts of CARES Act mean for you and your travel business with the guides below:


More resources from the Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce

For individuals: 

Our local partners at the United Way Suncoast are here to assist, visit the Coronavirus Assistance Center,

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