The Baker-Polito Administration released sector-specific reopening guidance for restaurants and lodging operations, which will be permitted to reopen to the public as part of Phase 2. Please note that Phase 2 has not yet begun; this guidance has been released to assist business owners and operators in planning for reopening before Phase 2 arrives.
All of these documents can also be found in different languages here
Workforce Training Grant Funding Available
Commonwealth Corporation has Workforce Training Grant funding available to businesses of various sizes. COVID-19 has substantially changed procedures and requirements in many business operations, whether they are adapting to being an essential business during the pandemic, newly re-opening with significant restrictions, or planning for a future re-opening. Proper training will be essential to safely altering and resuming operations.
Three Workforce Training Fund programs are available through Commonwealth Corporation:
For most of us we have been staying home and staying lives since the start of our statewide stay-at-home order. During this time states have developed a phased approach to reopen our economy.
Since March, our panel of professionals from Quality Transitions, Brewster & Shuster and WeCanHelpYou.org have been working together helping businesses navigate the waves of information concerning COVID-19.
This FREE workshop is designed for businesses that are interested in learning how to apply for SDO certification. Attendance at a Pre-Certification Workshop is required before a business may apply for certification as a Minority, Woman, and/or Veteran Business Enterprise. This workshop will provide information on how to begin the certification process. Certification may help your business to:
• Become more marketable for government entities
• Learn about new government bidding opportunities
• Create Business to Business (B2B) partnerships
MassHire is hosting a virtual Job Fair June 4th at 10:00am to help connect manufacturers with job seekers in the community.
Navigating the Pandemic Workforce Training Grant Funds Available
June 5th 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
If you could have a safety consultant walk you through the development of your pandemic control plan and answer your specific question, would you? If you said yes, you need to listen to this webinar that explains two funding source options for your company to get a significant discount or in one case for free. We will help you navigate through all of the changes you will need to make in your business in order to keep your employees and business safe and healthy.
MassMEP will help your company prepare and apply for training funds through the Workforce Training Fund’s Express & General Grant program.
Our experts will guide you through the application process.
Specific topics covered in this workshop include:
Develop a Training Plan
Establish Training Objectives
Identify Key Performance Indicators
New Members of the BVCC
Please take moment and check out our most recent new members. Support them if you are able by purchasing gift cards, ordering take-out, or scheduling an appointment for a later date. We thank you all! Welcome New BVCC Members!
As a reminder, the BVCC Office is closed to in person meetings this week, but please do not hesitate to contact the staff of the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce. We are here to ensure your questions get answered, and your business needs are met.