Thursday Update
July 2nd, 2020
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Fourth of July Hours:

The BVCC office will be closed on
Friday, July 3rd and Monday July 5th.

We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, July 6th.

Everyone enjoy a safe and fun Fourth of July weekend!
Reopening Massachusetts: Phase III Information
"Phase Three of the Massachusetts reopening plan will officially begin Monday, Gov. Charlie Baker announced during a press conference midday Thursday, making way for gyms and museums to open their doors to patrons once again, so long as they strictly adhere to social distancing and sanitization guidelines." - Worcester Business Journal
Senate Passes Extension of Application Deadline for PPP Small-business Loans
DEADLINE TO APPLY MOVED TO AUG. 8, 2020

The U.S. Senate cleared legislation to extend the deadline for businesses to apply for coronavirus aid under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which was set to expire on June 30. Under the bill passed by the Senate by unanimous consent, the deadline for applying for PPP loans — which go to businesses with fewer than 500 employees — has been extended to Aug. 8, 2020.

There is approximately $130 billion in unspent money under the Paycheck Protection Program. The House of Representatives is expected to pass the measure after which it will go to the president's desk for his signature.
IMPORTANT SURVEYS
We want to hear from our small business owners!
This survey is for small businesses with 500 employees or less. It’s available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole and Mandarin. It should take less than 10 minutes of your time. Your answers will be analyzed together with other responses and will never be used to identify you personally. This survey will be open for a short period of time. Please respond as soon as possible.
Thank you very much for participating in this important initiative.
UPCOMING WEBINARS
7 Steps to Business Growth Post COVID-19
Thursday, July 16, 2020 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

While we are not all in the same boat, we are all trying to weather the same storm. In these challenging times, business leaders must take the time necessary to work on the business, not just in the business. Few companies do an annual budget and even fewer develop a detailed playbook that identifies where they are going and how to get there. However, the playbook is necessary for leaders to establish clear focus, reduce risks, and create a real competitive advantage that guides the business to defined success.
This webinar will provide a proven 7-step framework to survive and thrive in 2021 and beyond.
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!
?Suffolk University Online · Doug Luberda · 73 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02108 · 224- 303-0520 outreach@online.suffolk.edu

Our Sales Coach · Ken Cheo · 25 Braintree Hill Office Park Suite 200, Braintree, MA 02184 · 781-930-3220 kcheo@oursalescoach.com · www.oursalescoach.com

Woon-Tech · Joshua Foster · 369 Douglas Rd.Whitinsville, MA 01588 · 401-762-5953 · Cell: 401-330-6258 Joshf@woonglass.com · www.woon-tech.com ·

New York Life · Nicola Deary · 75 Quinapoxet Lane, Worcester MA: 01606 · 508-612-5354 nicoladeary@yahoo.com
Contact info:

Office Phone: (508) 234-9090

Jeannie Hebert, President & CEO
cell #: (508) 981 5782

Liz O’Neil, Programs and Events Coordinator
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Julia Juskavitch, Marketing Coordinator
BV Chamber Hours

M-F 9:00–4:00
(Closed Fridays 6/15/2020-Labor Day)