COVID19

FAQ: Philadelphia COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund

March 26, 2020

This is a list of frequently asked questions regarding the City’s new COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund, which was created to help provide immediate relief to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 crisis in Philadelphia. See PDF here.

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Governor Wolf Announces Financial Assistance Available to Small Businesses

March 25, 2020

Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that new funding is available to help small businesses impacted by the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, through a new program under the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority’s (PIDA) Small Business First Fund, the COVID-19 Working Capital Access Program (CWCA). The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) recently authorized the transfer of $40 million to […]

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Employee Cycle’s HR Podcast Looks at Reducing Stress in the time of Coronavirus

March 25, 2020

Bruce Marable, CEO of human resources analytics startup Employee Cycle, has been sharing best practices from HR pros with listeners of his company’s podcast for the last four years. He’s discussed topics like retirement, corporate social responsibility and the gender pay gap with a myriad of guests, but, like the rest of the world, has […]

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COVID-19 Information Hub

March 25, 2020

The Chamber has launched a COVID-19 Information Hub for our 11-county community to gain insight, updates, and resources to support their businesses during this unprecedented time. Check back for daily updates and members can submit their own COVID-19 resources to the From Our Members section of our website. See the information hub here.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

March 25, 2020

Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy. Content Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program Guidance for Businesses and Employers SBA Products and Resources Government Contracting Local Assistance Economic Injury […]

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Temple University Hospital Deploys HGE Health’s Telemedicine Platform to Fight the Spread of COVID-19

March 20, 2020

PHILADELPHIA (PRWEB) MARCH 13, 2020 As the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) accelerates across the country, Temple University Hospital (TUH), its Department of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery, and the Temple Lung Center are taking proactive steps to protect its staff and patients using HGE Health’s telemedicine platform. Temple will enroll patients at risk or with mild […]

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We are Open for Business

March 20, 2020

At PIDC, our top priority is the health and well-being of our employees, clients, partners, and community. As the situation regarding COVID-19 continues to evolve, PIDC is staying in close contact with our local and regional partners. We continuously review and assess the recommendations and requirements put out by the City of Philadelphia Department of […]

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Gov. Wolf: Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available to Small Businesses and Non-Profits Facing Losses Related to COVID-19

March 19, 2020

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the availability of low-interest loans for small businesses and eligible non-profits in all 67 counties in Pennsylvania through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). “We are incredibly grateful that the SBA recognized the urgency of this situation and granted our request so quickly,” said Gov. Wolf. “I […]

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Philly Biotech is on It

March 18, 2020

Flailing about for a way to respond to the coronavirus outbreak, Pres. Trump’s administration has grabbed the medical device and pharmaceutical industries up in a bear hug. That means Philadelphia area companies and research institutions that have already been working on efforts to better understand and detect the virus are now at the tip of […]

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How These Philly Startups are Faring (or Pivoting) Amid COVID-19

March 18, 2020

As much of the city of Philadelphia moves work home, closes non-essential businesses and grapples with how the local (and global) economy will be effected by the spread of COVID-19, startup founders are right there feeling the pressure, too. Technical.ly reached out to founders of companies in the meal service, business ratings and reviews, skills […]

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