COVID-19 Updates

With the spread of COVID-19, it is imperative for our chamber members to make fact-based decisions to keep our local economies strong while also taking precautions to protect our employees and community.  GACCE wants to ensure that our membership is monitoring and following official guidance.  We are providing the information below to you to keep you informed of the latest developments and to share what your peers are sharing with their members.  Any opinions, interpretations and recommendations of GACCE are informational only and should not be relied upon by the recipient as legal or professional advice. GACCE makes no representations as to the accuracy or reliability of the content contained herein. Users of this information accept any and all risks associated with the use of such information and agree that GACCE has no liability to user.

Please feel free to send samples and updates to Tiffany Fulmer Ott at to add to this page.

Resources and Guides

These resource links help provide you with up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 to share with your members, affiliates, and partners.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Video - National Small Business Town Hall
Document - Small Business Emergency Loans Guide & Checklist 
Document - Funding Available for 501c6 Organizations 
Page - Guide to SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loans 
Page - Guide to the Employee Retention Tax Credit 

U.S. Department of the Treasury 
Overview - Paycheck Protection Program 
Application - Paycheck Protection Program 
Fact Sheet for Borrowers - Paycheck Protection Program 
Fact Sheet for Lenders - Paycheck Protection Program 

Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE)
Page - Several Samples of Chamber Responses
Sample - Member Dues Renewal Letter 
Weekly Update - March 27, 2020 
Weekly Update - April 3, 2020 

Georgia Chamber of Commerce 
Page - Georgia's Shelter-In-Place Overview 
Guide - Small Business Guidance Overview 

Small Business Administration
Presentation - SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application 
Document - Preparing and Applying for an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan 
Page - Guide to SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loans


Document - Past Chamber Executive Network 
Recording - Shari Pash Webinar - Strategies for Maximizing Member Engagement
Handout - Shari Pash Webinar 
Document - 25 Teambuilding Activities for a Remote Workforce 
Video - Kyle Sexton Chamber Daily - Should You Be Invoicing Your Members Right Now?
Document - The Remote Employee Handbook (The Center for Leadership Studies)
Document - How to Host a Successful Virtual Happy Hour - Frank Kenny for Chamber Pros 
Article - Adjusting Budgets Impacted by Crisis - Bill Pawlucy and Bob Harris 
Article - Plan to Recovery - Bill Pawlucy and Bob Harris
Article - Tips for Virtual Meetings, Managing a Remote Team, and Working Remotely - POWER10 
Presentation - Post COVID-19: Real Ideas From Your Colleagues - Tim Chason, The Chason Group 
Presentation - Part 2 - Post COVID-19: Real Ideas From Your Colleagues - Tim Chason, The Chason Group 
Page - Chmura COVID-19 Economic Vulnerability Index 
Document - Financial Health Assessment Framework - Georgetown University 
Recording - US Chamber Webinar on CARES Act 
Presentation Slides - US Chamber Webinar on CARES Act 
Handout - Mental Wellness Handout from DBH 


Page - Coronavirus Business Response
Page - Georgia Chamber Resource Page 

Around Our State

Here are a few links of what your peers have done to keep their regions and members informed.

Albany Area Chamber of Commerce

Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce 
Sample Email - #ForBartow Video Release 

Cobb Chamber of Commerce 

Douglas County Chamber of Commerce

Email - Shelter in Place Order for Douglas County - What It Means for Business 

Dunwoody Perimeter Chamber of Commerce

Fitzgerald-Ben Hill Chamber of Commerce

Sample - Emotional Support Community Letter 

Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce 

Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce 

Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce
Sample - Weekly Newsletter 

Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce

Sample Email - Daily Download 

Harris County Chamber of Commerce 

Hart County Chamber of Commerce 

Liberty County Chamber of Commerce 

Moultrie-Colquitt County Chamber of Commerce

Flyer - Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health 

Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce 
COVID-19 Legislative, Policy, Procedural, and Operational Updates
Sample - Member Email Update 1
Sample - Member Email Update 2
Sample - Member Email Update 3
Sample - Member Email with Survey

Rome-Floyd Chamber of Commerce