April 6, 2020 From the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services: A collection of North Carolina experts today released a composite modeling forecast looking at how COVID-19 could affect North Carolina in the coming months. The models, constructed by experts from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University, RTI International, and others reinforced the need for limiting personal contact to slow the spread of COVID-19 and ensure that health care is there for people who need
UPDATE: The Small Business Administration system has been overwhelmed. Farm Credit is not ready to accept applications. Since it is anticipated that the funding will be limited, farmers needing funds immediately are encouraged to go to the bank where they have a depository relationship. Get the list of SBA lenders serving North Carolina small businesses by clicking here.NC State University has a regularly updated COVID-19 resource page. Please refer to this page on a regular basis. It
On Friday, March 27, 2020, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper issued Executive Order 121. The Executive Order may be found at the following link: https://files.nc.gov/governor/documents/files/EO121-Stay-at-Home-Order-3.pdf. A list of Frequently Asked Questions concerning the Executive Order may be found at the following link: https://files.nc.gov/governor/documents/files/200327_FAQ-SAH-Order_FINAL.pdf. The Executive Order, which took effect Monday, March 30, 2020 at 5:00 p.m., directs all
Eligible for Medicare - turning 65 yrs. and collecting Social Security - retiring, or your Part B will go into effect July 01, 2020. Thrive Insurance is available to safely meeting with you or review coverage and process your enrollment directly over the phone. We are a locally representative and here to assist you though out the whole maze with Medicare, and available when you need help with questions.
With $349 Billion in Emergency Small Business Capital Cleared, SBA and Treasury Begin Unprecedented Public-Private Mobilization Effort to Distribute FundsWASHINGTON – Following President Trump’s signing of the historic Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza and Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin today announced that the SBA and Treasury Department have initiated a robust mobilization effort of banks and other lending institutions to provide small
HOW YOU CAN HELP Yesterday we announced that we’d begin immediate production of medical provider masks and face shields. The response — especially from those offering help — has been truly humbling. Thank you. Many want to help, some offering to make masks in their homes; and while we deeply appreciate this offer, we cannot do so for these reasons: For us to make the most protective masks possible, our design requires the use of an industrial grade sewing machine. Some of the materials (like HEPA filter
There are now seven (7) cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) that have been confirmed in McDowell County as of Wednesday, April 1, 2020, according to the Foothills Health District. As of Monday, 100 people have been tested, 62 have returned negative and 31 tests are still pending, according to the McDowell County Emergency Management. "McDowell County has been preparing for this reality and anticipated that our community would likely be impacted at some point," a press release read. "Public health staff have
Food & Meals Resource Guide The McDowell Local Food Advisory is providing a resource list that will be updated weekly with the latest on our food pantries' new times and operations. (If you see anything that is incorrect or missing, please use the attached contact info and inform them accordingly) . Revisions and updates to this document (living in the LFAC Assembly folder in Google Drive) will be provided by close of business each Monday. You'll be able to see the revision date in the top right hand
Public authorities are taking decisive action to respond to the emerging health threat, leading the business community to reconsider the adequacy of their preparedness measures. This page brings together Global Deloitte insights to help businesses manage and mitigate the risk. Click Here to Read More!
On March 23, 2020 Governor Roy Cooper signed Executive Order No. 120 approving additional limitations of mass gatherings, restrictions on venues and long term care facilities, and extension of school closure date.Click Here to Read More!
During this crisis we at ActionCOACH want to be a resource to our community. We are putting aside 5 PRO BONO hours a week to coach 5 business owners who need help to survive and thrive. Contact Beverly Buckner directly @ 828-713-5554 or email@example.com. If you would like to get 11 strategies right now to put in place to stay on track and plan not panic contact Beverly and get a free zoom call set up.
Dear fellow Chamber members, I am writing to you to ask for your support with an upcoming YMCA Youth Leadership Program. You may not be aware of this, but I have been involved with the YMCA for over 50 years. I have seen the impact that helping one child can make on both the child and the community. After talking with Toby Bramblett, the Executive Director at the YMCA we decided to embark on a new initiative. We want to grow the Youth Leadership program in our community. The YMCA is a great place for all
Knowing what matters to small businesses Aetna Funding Advantage (AFA) makes it easy for members of any Chamber of Commerce in 27 western North Carolina counties to save money on their benefits. And now, these businesses can save on average, and additional 2% on monthly costs through Chamber Health Insurance for Western North Carolina*. $168 per employee average annual discount for businesses that are part of Chamber Health Insurance for Western North Carolina that enrolls in an Aetna Funding
Clanking weights, bass-pumping tunes, and the occasional grunt are all welcome sounds at the McDowell Fitness Center (MFC) in the Larry D. Miller Business Complex. This full-service gym, owned and operated by Misty Morris and her husband William Morris (of Morris-Herron Heating & Cooling), provides everything from weight training and state-of-the-art equipment to crossfit and TRX Training. The Chamber of Commerce recently held a Ribbon Cutting to commemorate the opening of the new business where Misty and
County, chamber, and city officials gathered on Monday, September 16, 2019 to celebrate the opening of the Greenlee Park Section (Phase III) of the McDowell County Greenway Trails System. The new river-front greenway is also a connector section to the future Fonta Flora State Trail that was authorized in 2015 by the state legislature. The 2,000-foot Greenlee Park Section features a paved trail, renovated canoe launch, horseshoe pits, and a picnic shelter along the Catawba River. There is also a natural path