COVID-19 Articles

Gov. Whitmer Announces a Michigan Workforce Development Board

Michigan PPE Requirements for Reopen

Legislative Update: What’s Happening in the MI House and Senate

Justin Winslow: Challenges for Michigan’s Restaurant and Lodging Industry

Register for upcoming or listen to past Tele-Town Halls. The restaurant and lodging industry has been hit hard by COVID-19, and businesses face an uphill battle ahead with reopening and…

PPE Supply Connect

Dos and Don’ts of Restarting Operations

As more and more businesses are allowed to partially or fully resume operations, it’s critical that employers follow the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) guidelines on restarting businesses…

MI Safe Start Plan: Where We’re at, How to Plan for Restart

As the amount of new COVID-19 cases begins to slow, it’s time to start preparing for the next phases of the crisis. As the governor’s administration starts to ease restrictions…

Moving Forward: Auto and Mobility Marketing and Communications Post-COVID

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson: Voting by Mail Safe and Secure

In some places in the U.S., voting by mail is already commonplace. For Michigan, this method has become more appealing as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, and public health and safety…

Forbes Recognizes Chamber Member COVID-19 Response Achievements

PPP Loan Forgiveness, What You Need to Know

Learn More: View the latest Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program updates on funding and loan forgiveness. On May 16, the SBA issued the Loan Forgiveness Application that will be used…

5 Customer-Focused Business Reopening Strategies

Dykema: Keep Your Business Safe Amid Reopening

Reopening your business effectively means keeping your employees safe and avoiding legal repercussions that could harm the company. In the resources below, Dykema outlines best practices for reopening responsibly. While…

Employee Wellness Resources for Businesses from AssuredPartners

#MIVoterPoll: ‘5 Things You Need to Know with Sandy K. Baruah’

Detroit Regional Chamber President and CEO Sandy K. Baruah joined Vice President of Government Relations Brad Williams to break down five key facts from the statewide voter poll the Chamber released…

Gov. Whitmer Changes Guidelines for Testing Eligibility

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has increased the number of Michiganders eligible to get a COVID-19 test without a doctor’s note. Her administration’s efforts to increase accessibility are critical to reopening more…

Restart Operations While Retaining Employees with Work Share

A Breakdown of Last Week’s Executive Orders, What is Open, and Guidelines to Follow

Your Employees’ Mindset on Safety? What to Know as You Reopen

June 2, June 4: Tariff Recovery and Finding Cash Now Series

June 3: How COVID-19 is Shaping the Future of the Health Care Industry

Fri. June 5 | Cyber Risks of Keeping Your Workforce Remote

U.S. Chamber Resources to Help Employers Reopen Safely

U.S. Chamber’s Neil Bradley Provide Update on Federal Aid for COVID-19

Chamber Poll: Michiganders Prefer Our Reopening Pace Compared to Rest of Country

Michigan Auto Dealerships and Retail Businesses by Appointment, Nonessential Medical, Dental and Veterinary Procedures Authorized

University of Michigan Releases US Economic Outlook for 2020–2022

The Research Seminar in Quantitative Economics at the University of Michigan has released the U.S. Economic Outlook for 2020-2022. The fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic has brought the global economy…

State Budget Director Chris Kolb: Federal Government Needs to Step Up to the Plate

The State of Michigan is currently preparing for tightening the budget. Unlike the federal government, states can’t print money, and achieving a balanced budget will not be simple. Michigan State Budget…

Detroit Regional Chamber Releases Findings from New Statewide Poll of Michigan Voters

Michigan Strategic Fund Actions Help to Drive Economic Recovery Around the State, Position Michigan for Future Prosperity

The Michigan Strategic Fund today approved a broad range of initiatives, business expansions, and community revitalization projects to drive the economic recovery of Michigan’s businesses and communities and position the…

Assured Partners: Employers’ Guide to COVID-19 Playbook and FAQ

Assured Partners has developed tools for employers to use to help navigate the next few months coming out of the COVID-19 crisis and into recovery. Many businesses have questions on…

Detroit’s COVID-19 Small Business PlayBook

This week, the City of Detroit released a COVID-19 Small Business Playbook to prepare for Phase 4 of the Michigan Safe Start Plan, the “improving” phase, in which many businesses…

COVID-19 Case Tracing Apps in Development for Automotive Factories

Thirdware Solution Inc. and The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc. announced that they are in discussions to help automotive manufacturers quickly deploy advanced technology to provide confidence to their employees…

Gov. Whitmer Reopens Retail, Restaurants, and Offices in Upper Peninsula, Traverse City Regions

U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg: Businesses Shouldn’t Be Taxed on PPP

While businesses have voiced concerns about the federal government taxing Payment Protection Plan (PPP) loans, U.S. Rep. Walberg said he doesn’t want this to happen. In today’s Tele-Town Hall, Walberg…

‘Staggering’ Fiscal Numbers from Consensus Revenue Forecast

“These are staggering figures and difficult to wrap your head around.” That’s how Christopher Harkins, director of Senate Fiscal Agency wrapped up Michigan’s Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference Friday, which provided…

3 Conversations From Lansing Businesses Need to Know About

KPMG Restart Michigan Auto Series Features Best Practices to Know Now

Microsoft and LinkedIn Offer Services for Chamber Members

While the COVID-19 crisis proves to be a difficult time for businesses forced to transition into a remote work environment, Microsoft and LinkedIn are now offering Detroit Regional Chamber members…

House, Senate Fiscal Agencies Provide Latest Forecasts

MEDC Expands Community Development, Launches Support for Small Business and Downtown

Two Community Development Programs Expanded On Wednesday, Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) announced several new initiatives designed to help support the COVID-19 economic recovery efforts of small businesses and traditional…

What Automotive Suppliers Need to Know: Back-to-Work Planning

It’s false to believe that businesses can rely on predicting the future to chart their course over the coming months with too many variables and too wide a range of…

AIREA: Return to Work(place) Office Design and Guides

The Latest: What You Need to Know From Lansing This Week

Mark Hackel: Michigan is Better Prepared for a Second Wave

Macomb County has been one of the most hard-hit counties by COVID-19 in Michigan. In a Tele-Town Hall today, Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel spoke with Detroit Regional Chamber President…

MWF Michigan Entrepreneur Resilience Fund

Key Results: Business Surveys and Polling

Featured: U.S. Census survey shows Michigan’s small businesses hardest hit by COVID-19 — May 15, 2020 The Small Business Pulse Survey, a new weekly experimental data product from the U.S.…

Automotive Light Vehicle Sales

Gerald Johnson: Need to Protect Both Lives and Livelihood

Doug Rothwell: Michigan’s Economic Outlook As Businesses Shift to Restart

Getting Michigan’s economy back on its feet will involve businesses and government working in unison to ensure a safe and timely return to work. Business Leaders for Michigan President and…

What State Budget Cuts Are Looming? We’ll Have a Better Sense Friday

Adient: COVID-19 Return-to-Work Guide

Download the Adient: COVID-19 Return-to-Work Guide here.  The information in this document may not be applicable to all businesses or places of work. The information was developed based on information…

Michigan Economic Recovery Council: Industry Practices for Restart

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer worked with leaders in health care, business, labor, and education from the Michigan Economic Recovery Council to develop a six-phase reopening plan based on best practices the Council identified…

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Releases MI Safe Start Plan to Reengage Michigan’s Economy

Last week, after announcing that Michigan’s manufacturing workers will return to work on Monday, May 11, Governor Gretchen Whitmer detailed the six phases of her MI Safe Start Plan to re-engage…

PlanetM Landing Zone Virtual Mobility Meetup with Mark de la Vergne

Watch: Preparing for Employment Issues When Reopening Your Workplace in the COVID Era

Watch: Six Imperatives for CFOs Leading Through COVID-19 Recovery

Watch: Physical Return and Work Reimagined

Watch: Returning to the Workplace Safely in the New Normal

Watch: Reopening Business and Avoiding Liability With the Supply Chain

Watch: Hands-On Restructuring: In-Plant Cost Reductions and Behavior Change

Watch: PPP Loan Forgiveness Analysis and Options

Watch: Assessing Liquidity And Potential Business Transfer Repercussions

Wayne County Partners with TCF Bank to Give Loans to Small Businesses

Wayne County’s small businesses were hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis and statewide shutdowns. Without revenue, many are struggling to pay rent and keep the lights on, said Wayne County…

Manufacturing to Re-open May 11, Allowing for Sequenced Automotive Restart

3 Positions the Chamber Advanced Publicly on Behalf of Business This Week

Q&A: Barton Malow’s Ryan Maibach Shares Insight on Reopening Operations

Chamber Joins 3,500 Organizations Nationwide on Letter to Congress on Extending PPP to Nonprofits

COVID-19 Relief Extends Certain Employee Benefit Plan Deadlines

On April 28th, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) issued deadline relief and other guidance under Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act…

Readiness Essentials Checklists for Warehouse, Retail

Auto Smart Start: 7 Playbooks to Guide a Post-COVID-19 Restart

COVID-19 has disrupted operations for Michigan’s automotive industry, and transitioning to the “new normal” post-pandemic will not be easy. Below are 7 resources for automotive OEMs and suppliers on how…

Oakland County Helps Small Businesses Cover Costs with Stabilization Fund

When Oakland County first created its Small Business Stabilization Fund, awarding $2.3 million to 800 companies, Executive David Coulter was surprised to see 7,300 applications roll in. The funds requested…

Dr. Khaldun Provides Clarifications for Health Care Systems to Reengage with Patients on Important Care

Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, chief medical executive and chief deputy director for Health for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has provided the Chamber and State with guidance on…

Chamber Collects Research and Data Resources for Businesses on COVID-19’s Impact

Over the past few months, COVID-19 has dramatically shifted the Detroit region’s business climate. In response, the Detroit Regional Chamber is actively finding and sourcing the latest data and research…

Lt. Gov.: MERC ‘Getting Pretty Close’ on Understanding Measures to Reopen Auto Industry

When might there be clarity on reopening Michigan’s automotive industry? It could be a matter of days. The state’s Michigan Economic Recovery Council (MERC) is working with partners throughout the…

Deloitte: Workforce Strategies for Post-COVID-19 Recovery

Deloitte has developed a guide covering workforce strategies for businesses as they prepare for their post-COVID-19 recovery and a workbook for HR leaders to prepare and develop their strategy. Explore…

Detroit Regional Chamber Business Leader Survey: Despite Worsening Conditions, Confidence in Sustainability

As the regional business community shifts from response to restart as “Stay Home, Stay Safe” orders begin to ease, the Detroit Regional Chamber polled c-suite leadership in the Detroit region…

Foley & Lardner LLP: How Employers Can Carefully Plan for a Successful Restart

Checklist: Operational Restart Readiness for the Automotive Supply Chain

Quicken Loans Ramps Up Efforts to Help Detroit Get Back to Work

Gov. Whitmer Reopens Construction, Real Estate, Outdoor Work

New App Helps Businesses Get Employees Back to Work

Businesses are starting to prepare for when the time comes to bring their employees back to work safely. They are seeking guidance on how to navigate this uncharted territory on…

US Rep. Andy Levin: We Need to Test, Trace, Isolate, and Support

Consul General of Canada Joseph Comartin: U.S. and Canada Work Together to Stop Virus Spread

Consul General of Canada Joseph Comartin spoke with the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Vice President of Automotive and Mobility Glenn Stevens Jr. in a Tele-Town Hall on how the U.S. and…

Dickinson Wright Return-to-Work Checklist

by Aaron V. Burrell  As employers attempt to return to workplaces in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are a number of considerations they must be mindful of.  Indeed,…

Detroit Regional Chamber Provides New Restart Resources to Michigan Businesses

View all Restart Michigan resources. DETROIT – (May 13, 2020) – The Detroit Regional Chamber announces new restart resources to its members and other businesses across the state, to help…

7 Keys to Engaging Government Officials Amid COVID-19

By Sarah Hubbard As Michigan looks to restart its economy, voicing your perspective has never been more important. All levels of government are about to embark on reconstructing their shattered…

3 Conversations Businesses Need to Know About From this Week

The Detroit Regional Chamber is having the essential conversations with government officials and entities behind the scenes to help mitigate the COVID-19 crisis and ensure the health of businesses in…

Q&A: Brad Williams Breaks Down What is Happening in Lansing

Polling: Michigan Chamber of Commerce’s Restarting MI Economy Survey Results

Michigan UIA Work Share Program Alternative to Layoffs, Furloughs

Featured: Restart Operations While Retaining Employees with Work Share A Tool to Bring Employees Back From Unemployment The Michigan Work Share program was launched following the first round of federal…

Restart Best Practices: Preparing to Reopen Your Workplace

As Michigan prepares to transition its workforce back to the workplace in the coming months, businesses must start preparing now by putting a plan in place to anticipate all the…

Chamber Gets Businesses the Answers They Need

Consumer Sentiment

Gov. Whitmer’s April 29 Public Briefing, Futures For Frontliners, And More

LANSING, MICH. Today, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity Director Jeff Donofrio and President…

Paycor: How To Rehire Furloughed Employees (With Template)

Clark Hill: Best Practices for Bringing Employees Back to the Office

Gov. Whitmer to Reopen Construction May 7

The Chamber’s Strength: Statewide and National Partnerships

As the challenges arising from COVID-19 continue to change daily, the Detroit Regional Chamber’s statewide and national connections have provided for a more coordinated and united front with business groups…

Return to Work FAQs from ASE

ASE (American Society of Employers) pulled together a FAQ on the key things businesses need to know when preparing for returning to work when the “Stay at Home, Stay Safe”…

Daniel Howes: Michigan’s Auto Industry Faces the Ultimate Test

Mayor Mike Duggan: Detroit to Bring Hundreds Back to Work

PlanetM Pivots Grant Program to Support COVID-19 Issues

Michigan Economic Recovery Council Advises Gov. Whitmer on Reopening Based on Risk, Workplace Environment, Geography

Gov. Whitmer: Temporary Safety Measures for Food-Selling Establishments and Pharmacies

How the Chamber is Working For Your Business

As one of the largest and most impactful business organizations in Michigan, the Detroit Regional Chamber is working to provide companies the support and information they need to not only…

Michigan Senate Majority Leader Shirkey: Embrace Hope Not Fear

Sign up to receive updates from the Detroit Regional Chamber’s COVID-19 Business Resource Center The State of Michigan is poised with the responsibility of weighing the health risks of lessening…

Chamber Addresses Environment and Energy Issues Facing Businesses Amid COVID-19

White House Office of Public Liaison Shares Latest on Economic Support for Minority Communities

Tele-Town Hall Recap: Employee Well-Being with Cindy Bjorkquist 

Cindy Bjorkquist, director of well-being for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, engaged with participants of the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Tele-Town Hall Series to share strategies on helping employees maintain…

US Rep. Brenda Lawrence: If Detroit Is Not Whole, Business Community Cannot Be Whole

Friday in Lansing: Michigan Legislature Meeting, Gov. Whitmer Executive Order

Sign up to receive updates from the Detroit Regional Chamber’s COVID-19 Business Resource Center Michigan Legislature Meets for Special Convening The Michigan Legislature met today for a special convening to…

3 Conversations Businesses Need to Know About From this Week

Businesses Share How Their Company Stepped Up During COVID-19

MICHauto Supports PPE Manufacturing, Unifying Auto Industry and State

New Revisions to Gov. Whitmer’s Executive Order, First Steps to Responsibly Restarting Economy

Research Universities Lend Expertise and Support Amid Crisis

Detroit Regional Chamber Point of View: Reactivating Our Economy Amid COVID-19

Issue Date: April 23, 2020 This document represents the general point of view of the Detroit Regional Chamber focused on restarting Michigan’s economy. It is not intended to serve as…

Accenture Restart Resources

Small Business Quick Pivot Workshops Accenture is committed to supporting small businesses navigate how to respond when change is forced upon them by harnessing the power of innovation to help…

EY: Nine Areas Of Focus For COVID-19 Crisis Management

Nine Areas Of Focus For COVID-19 Crisis Management Introducing an easy-to-use diagnostic tool to help provide a comprehensive, methodical approach to crisis management. EY has identified nine areas enterprises can…

KPMG: Preparing For A Post-COVID-19 World

By Nicola Longfield, Global DA Consumer & Retail Lead; Mitchell Collett, Director Deal Advisory, KPMG in the UK With Retailers and FMCGs (fast moving consumer goods companies) grappling to come…

PWC: Returning To The Workplace

Reboot: Returning To The Workplace As states, localities and health officials begin to set parameters around reopening businesses, bringing your people back onsite successfully won’t be as simple as flipping…

Lear: Safe Work Playbook

Lear: Safe Work Playbook An interactive guide for COVID-19 pandemic preparedness and response. The manual covers a wide range of topics, including step-by-step guides for setting up a pandemic response…

UHY LLP: How Businesses Can Identify Profit Drivers To Maximize Recovery

How Businesses Can Identify Profit Drivers To Maximize Recovery You’re Invited: Business Owners Virtual Series – Business Transaction Update, May 14 at 10 AM ISSUES BUSINESSES ARE FACING As businesses…

BCBSM: How Businesses Can Support Employee Well-Being

The Chamber is Working for You in Lansing and Washington, Here’s How

Carnrike Joins US Army Officials at TCF Field Hospital, Detroit’s Recovery in the Works

Chamber Poll Informs Public Officials on Harsh Realities Workers Face

New Statewide Chamber Poll Captures Anxiety Levels

While Michiganders are concerned about the virus, they are also anxious about enduring the economic impact to come. The Detroit Regional Chamber’s new statewide COVID-19 impact poll provides a snapshot…

Chamber Coordinates With Midwest Peers Regarding Re-opening Economy

Resources for Restarting Business Operations

The Detroit Regional Chamber is here for your business as the time comes to restart operations. As the State of Michigan’s restrictions on businesses due to COVID-19 lessen, businesses can…

COVID-19 Test Finder

Testing criteria for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) has been expanded in Michigan to include individuals with mild symptoms and essential workers still reporting to work in person, whether they have symptoms…

Stacey Cunningham: Why Market Must Remain Open

Right now, the majority of Michiganders believe the economy is already in a recession, according to the Detroit Regional Chamber’s most recent statewide poll. As anxieties increase about the state…

Dennis W. Archer Jr.: This Is No Time for Partisan Bickering

Stimulus Check Alert: Social Security Recipients with Children Must Act Now to Get Extra $500

Sign up to receive updates from the Detroit Regional Chamber’s COVID-19 Business Resource Center Stimulus Check Alert: Social Security Recipients with Children Must Act Now to Get Extra $500. The IRS announced a new deadline for people receiving Social…

Poll Results: Workers’ Top Concerns During COVID-19 Crisis

Chamber Working with Congressional Delegation to Secure Additional CARES Act Funding

Latest on Federal Assistance Programs

Federal aid has been replenished for the SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). Loan Forgiveness: PPP Loan Forgiveness Calculator UHY Webinar: PPP Loan Forgiveness Analysis…

Chamber’s New Statewide Poll Reveals COVID-19 Impact on Households

UIA Provides Resources to Help Workers Certifying Unemployment Claims

Michigan Business Groups and Financial Institutions Call on Congress for Additional Paycheck Protection Funding

Ways to Support Your Coworkers Right Now

Detroit Regional Chamber Releases Findings from Statewide COVID-19 Impact Poll

Watch: The Detroit Regional Chamber released findings from a new statewide poll that offers the first glimpse into the struggles Michigan households are facing amid the COVID-19 crisis. Sandy K.…

John McElroy: Automotive Industry Facing Severe COVID-19 Impact

Top 5 Business Considerations During COVID-19

Chamber Presses Gov. Whitmer for Clarifications on Order

5 Things to Do This Weekend

Top 5 Tele-Town Halls to Catch up on This Weekend

Virtual Travel: Explore the World from Home, Plan Your Next Trip

Statement of Detroit Regional Chamber on Midwest Governors Partnership

Middle Market: Positioning to Reopen and Rebound

Chamber Working with Michigan Department of Treasury on Extensions

Human Resources COVID-19 Guidance for Businesses

$42.5M in Youth Apprenticeship Grants Available

Contest to Feed the Front Lines: Share a Photo With Your New Coworkers

  One change that comes from working from home is a new team of coworkers. Whether it be a spouse, children, pets, or your favorite inanimate objects, we all are…

US Sen. Stabenow: Milk Dumping, Supply Chain Needs, and Testing

University of Michigan Economists Release Revised Economic Forecasts

ICYMI: Tenant Obligations Discussed with Plunkett Cooney

2020 Census: Why An Accurate Count Is More Important Than Ever

Brookings Institute Convenes Experts to Analyze Paycheck Protection Program

Lear’s Ray Scott: ‘There is No Competition Around Health and Safety’

Payment Protection Program: First-Hand Account on Application Process

Tanner Friedman: Communication and PR Best Practices During COVID-19

Feed the Front Lines: Meals for First Responders

Slotkin: ‘Made in America’ Medical Supply Chain a Must in Post COVID-19 Era

Safety Tips: Carryout and Delivery

Sign up to receive updates from the Detroit Regional Chamber’s COVID-19 Business Resource Center. Many restaurants in the Detroit region are still open for business during COVID-19 and are ready to…

Central Kitchen + Bar Takes Action, Learn How You Can Support Restaurant Staff

UI 101 COVID-19: Unemployment Insurance Agency

View more information and resources on unemployment and paid leave.  HOW DO I FILE A CLAIM? Online at michigan.gov/uia using the MiWAM portal By phone 1-866-500-0017 Option 1 “to inquire…

The Latest: Additional CARES Act Guidance You Need to Know

MI Paycheck Protection Program Guidance

Lear Playbook Provides Guidance on a Safe Workplace Post-COVID-19

CDC Provides Guidance for Bringing Essential Workers Back to Work

White House Office of Public Liaison Provides Updates on COVID-19 Response in Minority Communities

In The News: Statewide COVID-19 Impact Poll

On April 20, 2020, the Detroit Regional Chamber released findings from a new statewide poll that offers the first glimpse into the struggles Michigan households are facing amid the COVID-19…

5 Ways to Keep Busy This Weekend

Stay Connected With Family and Friends While Social Distancing

Governor: ‘Let’s Get Through Next 3 Weeks, Then Talk Thoughtfully How to Restart the Economy’

Consumers Energy Remains Strong on Front Lines of Crisis

SBA Paycheck Protection Program Loan FAQ

Download this FAQ guide with sources here. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce FAQ on the SBA Paycheck Protection Program, April 8, 2020 The Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with…

US Rep. Upton: CARES Act Funding Going Fast

Celebrating #HealthHeroes: Ways You Can Support Beaumont Health

Detroit Startup Integral Shares Perspectives on COVID-19

Sign up to receive updates from the Detroit Regional Chamber’s COVID-19 Business Resource Center By: Devon O’Reilly, Director, Entrepreneurship, PlanetM Landing Zone, Detroit Regional Chamber The COVID-19 global pandemic has…

DPSCD: Keeping Students Engaged and Learning During COVID-19

Sign up to receive updates from the Detroit Regional Chamber’s COVID-19 Business Resource Center or view the Tele-Town Hall lineup for this week. Currently, all Michigan school districts are closed for the…

What Happened in Lansing Tuesday? The Chamber Breaks it Down

Kroger: Keeping Stores Safe

Kroger teamed up with the Detroit Regional Chamber to share in a Q&A how Kroger stores are remaining as safe as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. As essential businesses, grocery…

HFHS’ Bob Riney Shares an Update on COVID-19

April 7th is #WorldHealthDay, Thank You Health Heroes

Tele-Town Hall with Richard Gordon and Bob Riney

Social Distancing: Dos and Don’ts

Speaker Chatfield Talks Shifting Legislative Priorities

Support Your Local Businesses April 7

Resources for Navigating Higher Education During COVID-19

Paycheck Protection Program Break Down: How to Secure Funding

The Small Business Administration’s (SBA) $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will provide loan assistance to businesses with fewer than 500 employees affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Consumers Energy, the Detroit Regional Chamber,…

COVID-19 Regional Data

Tele-Town Hall with Jeff Donofrio

Sandy Baruah Good afternoon, everyone. This is Sandy Baruah from the Detroit Regional Chamber. Welcome to our ongoing Tele Town Hall series featuring news that you can use regarding this…

Learn How to Make Your Own Face Mask

Tele-Town Hall With U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell

Tammy Carnrike (00:04):  Good morning everyone. This is Tammy Carnrike, the chief operating officer at the Detroit Regional Chamber and welcome to another of the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Tele-Town Hall meetings. These town halls have been very, very well attended and…

Watch: Automotive Operational and Financial Restructure

Family Activities to Limit Screen Time While Social Distancing 

Practicing social distancing doesn’t have to mean spending extended amounts of time in front of screens. Consider how you can help make this time more fun and interactive for your family by participating…

Watch: Workforce Strategies for Post-COVID Recovery

Strengthening Company Culture Through Uncertain Times

 Right now, businesses are facing more roadblocks than ever. For many companies, things are on hold until the governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe, Save Lives” order ends. The question of when…

Working from Home: Dos and Don’ts

For many business professionals, working from home is the new normal as the COVID-19 crisis unfolds. In these uncertain times, it’s important for workers to be able to adapt to new environments.…

Motor City Answers National Supply Shortages in Time-Honored Tradition

Jason Puscas It was 1940 when Edsel Ford made a commitment to former President Franklin D. Roosevelt that Ford Motor Company could build a B-42 Liberator Bomber every hour. By…

Tele-Town Hall with John Fox and Susan Grant of Beaumont Health System

Sandy Baruah (00:00): Good afternoon, everyone. Thank you for joining us. This is Sandy Baruah of the Detroit Regional Chamber. Thank you for joining us for our latest Tele-Town Hall.…

US SBA Paycheck Protection Program

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) SBA Paycheck Protection Program Latest Updates May 16: SBA issued the Loan Forgiveness Application that will be used by PPP borrowers to determine and…

7 Homeschooling Items for Your At-Home Classroom

Displaced and Reduced Jobs

Medical Supplies and Equipment Urgently Needed

Basics of Web Conferencing: Tools and Tips

Resources for Individuals and Families

Upcoming Webinars and Virtual Events

Social Distancing Is Working, Could Reduce U of M Medicine Patients by 65% by May According to Projections

Practicing Wellness at Home

Businesses See Loss in Productivity and Demand Reveals Survey, Chamber Provides Support

Larry Hogan and Gretchen Whitmer: What governors need from Washington during this health emergency

Michigan Manufacturing Becomes Arsenal of Health 

U.S. Manufacturing PMI (Purchasing Manager’s Index)

Hygiene Tips: Staying Safe in Public Places 

Hospitality Indicators

Airport Traveler Throughput

Unemployment and Payroll Indicators

U.S. Real Gross Domestic Product

COVID-19 Public Health Impact Dashboards

State of Michigan Data Dashboard     Data Dashboards by County Impact Planning

Chamber Helps Businesses Navigate Policy Changes During COVID-19 Crisis

View and Submit: Metro Detroit Restaurant Updates

COVID-19: Joint Statement from Detroit Regional Chamber (DRC) and Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce (WERCC)

Submit Your Favorite Takeout or Delivery Restaurant

Resources for Parents with Kids at Home

Summary of Bipartisan Agreement on Coronavirus Aid

FEMA COVID-19 Critical Supply List

MICHauto, Partners Lead Effort to Help Automotive and Mobility Companies

2020 Census: Do Your Part to Complete Your Form

“Stay Home, Stay Safe, Save Lives” Executive Order Explained

Chamber News

U.S. Department Of Labor Publishes Guidance Explaining Paid Sick Leave And Expanded Family and Medical Leave Under The Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Resources for Non-Critical Businesses Winding Down Operations

Three Steps for Non-Critical Businesses to Designate Essential Staff

Identifying Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers

What Businesses Are Doing to Help

Listen: COVID-19 Tele-Town Hall Series

Statement Of Chamber President And CEO Sandy K. Baruah On Gov. Whitmer’s “Stay At Home” Order

Independent Worker Resources

Detroit Regional Chamber Statement On COVID-19

Regional Response: Monroe County

Monroe County COVID 19 Homepage Monroe County COVID 19 Press Releases Monroe County’s COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan Monroe County COVID-19 Dashboard Guidance for Essential Businesses

In the News

Latest COVID-19 Updates: April Gov. Whitmer to Reopen Commercial, Residential Construction in Michigan May 7 Some City of Detroit Employees Head Back to Work With Temperature Checks Daily More than…

What You Can Do To Help

Beyond Washing Your Hands

Washing your hands is only one step in stopping the spread of COVID-19 to those around you. Below are advanced tips to prevent spreading the virus to your coworkers and…

Methods To Help You Remain Productive While Working Remotely

Be Productive While Working Remote Working remotely can be difficult for some, but there are ways to increase productivity and improve productivity levels overall. Related Articles Basics Of Web Conferencing:…

Unemployment Benefits and Paid Leave

Telehealth Resources

Hospitals will admit an increased number of patients in the coming weeks due to the growing number of Coronavirus or COVID-19 cases. Even as businesses and communities practice social distancing…

Small Businesses Association Funding Information

Government Actions

Sign up to receive updates from the Detroit Regional Chamber’s COVID-19 Business Resource Center As the federal government leads the national response to COVID-19, state and local health departments stand…

Enacted Laws

Michigan Executive Actions on COVID-19 February 3, 2020—The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services activated its Community Health Coordination Center (CHECC) to respond to COVID-19. The purpose of the CHECC…

What to do if…

Take the COVID-19 Business Survey

Fact vs. Fiction

Beware of rumors going around about the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to stay safe and act responsibly to protect yourself and others, it’s important to know the facts. Below are…

Stay Healthy

COVID-19 Tele-Town Hall Series

As key decisions are being made about business operations in preparation for any effects of the COVID-19, it’s important to hear from state leaders at the front lines and subject matter experts who…

Automotive Resources

Resources for Navigating COVID-19

Navigating COVID-19 for Businesses Featured: Small Businesses Paycheck Protection Program CARES Act Guidance Automotive Industry Human Resources Guidance Communication And PR Best Practices What “Stay Home, Save Lives” Executive Order Means…

Small Business Resources

Measures to Take to Remain Healthy

The Detroit Regional Chamber has provided a set of preventative measures and recommendations to its employees that will aid in minimizing exposure to respiratory infections, such as Coronavirus/COVID-19: Keep hands…

COVID-19 Facts

Michigan Chamber of Commerce’s Restarting MI Economy Survey

Michigan Chamber Of Commerce’s Restarting MI Economy Survey Results — April 18, 2020  

ASE COVID-19 Business Impact Survey

Dykema COVID-19 Employers Survey

Dykema COVID-19 Employer Survey — May 7, 2020 Dykema released their COVID-19 Employer Survey that yielded some interesting results on the current state of return to work initiatives and some…

U.S. Census: The Small Business Pulse Survey

Detroit Region Business Leader Economic Outlook Survey

Detroit Region Business Leader Economic Outlook Survey

Detroit Region Business Leader Economic Outlook Survey

Detroit Region Business Leader Economic Outlook Survey

Detroit Region Business Leader Economic Outlook Survey

Detroit Region Business Leader Economic Outlook Survey

Detroit Region Business Leader Economic Outlook Survey

Detroit Region Business Leader Economic Outlook Survey

Detroit Region Business Leader Economic Outlook Survey

Detroit Region Business Leader Economic Outlook Survey

Detroit Region Business Leader Economic Outlook Survey

Detroit Region Business Leader Economic Outlook Survey

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