We Are OPEN!

Dear Hobart Chamber Members,

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic,  the Hobart Chamber of Commerce office will be closed until further notice. I am available and working remotely from home. If you need assistance, please feel free to reach out to me at lisa@hobartchamber.com, or by phone at 219.614.6939. Due to this circumstance, all meetings held at the Hobart Chamber office will be suspended until further notice.  Most are being done via Zoom.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. The Hobart Chamber of Commerce puts the health and safety of the staff and all members as a top priority.

We thank you for your understanding during this trying time. We are all in this together!

All My Best and Stay Safe,

Lisa Winstead
Executive Director

 

Small Business Resources

PPE

The State of Indiana has established a PPE warehouse for eligible small businesses with under 150 employees deemed essential during the pandemic and in need of personal protective equipment (masks, gloves, etc.). Click https://backontrack.in.gov/ppemarketplace.htm for more information.

INTERNET ESSENTIALS

Effective Monday, March 16, Comcast is offering 2 months free to new Internet Essentials customers in response to recent and anticipated emergency measures associated with the COVID-19 outbreak. Click here for more information.

FOOD

Food Bank of NWI Response.

EMERGENCY TIPPED AND SERVICE WORKER SUPPORT FUND

One Fair Wage, a campaign to raise the minimum wage, has established a relief fund for Tipped and Service Workers. Click here to find out more.

BARTENDER EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

The United States Bartenders Guild is providing emergency assistance grants for bartenders who face severe hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak and closure of bars and restaurants. Click here to find out more and apply.

ADOBE – ARTIST SUPPORT

Adobe is offering two months of free access to Creative Cloud apps to existing customers. To activate the two free months, customers can cancel their account with the reason “Too Expensive”, and will receive the offer on the final step.

INDIANA SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is currently accepting applications for Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) assistance. Applications can be submitted at www.SBA.gov/disaster. These loans up to $2 million may be used by small businesses as well as private nonprofits to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact. All Indiana counties are eligible for these loans.

A step-by-step guide for how to submit an application can be found here.

Click here for more information on resources from the Indiana Small Business Development Center such as additional funding sources and advising.

Click here for the Small Business Owner's Guide to the CARES Act (PDF)

Temporary Contact Information

Office Hours
M-W-F  10 a - 2 p
OR anytime, by Appointment
(We strongly encourage appointments)

Tel: 219-614-6939
Email: lisa@hobartchamber.com