Arkansas Ready for Business Grant Program updated. Applications being accepted between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. today and tomorrow, May 5 and 6 here.
The State Chamber/AIA has developed an interactive tool showing Arkansas business reopening dates here.
The State Chamber/AIA has developed a COVID-19 Prevention Best Practices Document to assist businesses with their reopening efforts here.
The State Chamber/AIA will hold our fifth “RechARge Arkansas” webinar presented by Mark Raines and Katherine Vasilos of State Chamber member CJRW titled Clear Communications for Economic Recovery at 2:30 p.m. today, Tuesday, May 5. This webinar will arm you with strategies and techniques for effectively communicating with customers, employees and other stakeholders as Arkansas’s economy continues to re-emerge. To register, click here .
The State Chamber/AIA will hold our sixth “RechARge Arkansas” webinar presented by Arkansas’s new Director of the Division of Arkansas Tourism Travis Napper titled Preparing for the Future of Hospitality and Tourism at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, May 6.This webinar will address how to prepare and adjust plans for future events, festivals and travel. Napper will discuss re-opening timelines, possible best practices, and planning for the tourism industry as Arkansans return to enjoying the Natural State. To register, click here. This seminar is exclusive for State Chamber and AEDCE members and will be recorded and distributed for your reference following the webinar.
The State Chamber/AIA and the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement (ACHI) will hold another weekly update this Thursday, May 7. See details below
Topic: COVID-19 Employer Update with Dr. Joe Thompson & Randy Zook
Time: Thursday, May 7, 2020 10:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 978 7426 4329
929 205 6099 US (New York)
Summary of Gov. Hutchinson’s May 4 Press Conference here.
Arkansas Department of Health hosting COVID-19 webinar for barbers, cosmetologists:
The Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) has developed a list of Arkansas vendors that have submitted information to the AEDC indicating they are able to supply personal protective equipment (PPE) here. If your company or organization would like to be included on the list, contact Steve Sparks at ssparks@ArkansasEDC.com
The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC) is holding a series of webinars as part of its Keep Calm and Small Business On effort here.
The World Trade Center Arkansas is compiling medical supply availability and needs to add to their COVID-19 website here. To view their regularly updated COVID-19 website, click here.
The Arkansas Department of Agriculture has released a video titled Arkansas We Are In This Together here.
U.S. to rein in flood of virus blood tests after lax oversight here.
NAM brings together business associations to fight for liability protections here.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued new COVID-19 guidelines here.
Treasury Department planning to borrow $3 trillion from April through June as COVID-19 costs add up here.
IHME now predicts 134,000 COVID-19 U.S. deaths due to relaxed social distancing here.
COVID-19 pandemic pushing U.S. into mental health crisis here.
New rules for a post-pandemic retirement here.
For additional information and resources, check our COVID-19 Coronavirus and Arkansas page here.