Small businesses, especially in the service sector, are hard hit by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Many are struggling to pay their rent, employees, and other expenses. Below is the information needed for businesses to apply for economic injury loans from the SBA. The flyers are in English and Spanish.
The BVCC has for many years had a relationship with North Central Community Development Corporation (NCCDC) for gap and micro lending.
Sandie Cataldo is the Director, email@example.com. They are offering emergency loans of up to $20,000 to small businesses negatively impacted by Covid-19.
The loans, offered through its financing arm the North Central Massachusetts Development Corp. are in lieu of high-interest credit cards or expensive and unregulated online lenders.
The NCCDC still offers its regular loans of up to $150,000, although those take longer to approve.
To qualify for the emergency loan, businesses must provide two years of tax returns and demonstrate a direct financial impact of coronavirus on the business.
To inquire about a loan, please contact Sandie at the North Central Chamber.
The Blackstone Valley Chamber’s SBDC’s Counselor, Leo Sharkey, will be available for appointments via conference call. SBDC understands the hardship that small business owners may be experiencing due to this current COVID-19 situation. Please email LSharkey@clarku.edu to schedule your appointment.
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Been a member for 10 years this spring and its been super. Membership has connected me to new friends, services, and contacts I never would have developed without it. I highly recommend it to any business in the area.
The value doesn’t come free though. Its not about the annual dues, because at $25/month that’s not the issue at all. The real value comes from getting involved; going to events, participating in things. Like anything else, you get back what you put in. Put in some time and you reap the benefit back.
I’m totally biased, but the Blackstone is a good Chamber and I’ve witnessed the staff working diligently to be a voice of the business community in the region and to advance cooperation between business, towns, and state/federal government. I’d encourage any business located in the Valley to join and support their efforts….for that reason alone.
The Blackstone Valley Chamber is a great resource for local businesses. Events are varied and usually quite fun. We’ve made a lot of great networking connections!
The staff at the chamber has always been helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable. The also run great events for small business owners.