Corona Virus Resources

5.26.20

What a week! The unofficial start to New England’s magnificent summer season and the second week of Phase One of the reopening of Massachusetts.
As we have been doing since mid-March, we view it as our job to keep you informed. We started this journey together dealing with all that the stay at home orders meant, from closings to curbside, from loans to legislation, from communicating to cooperating. Now we are working through what re-opening our businesses and our lives mean, and how the pandemic has changed our way of operating in the world.
Below are some resources for you to consider as you make plans to re-open. As always, please look at the Chamber website for updated information. The City of Malden, continues to be a comprehensive and valuable place to find business, health and community news.
Health Insurance
Searching for new health insurance for you or your employees? The Massachusetts Health Connector for Business offers many options. Click here to see the presentation given by local insurance broker, John Vigliotti along with a representative from the Health Connector.
Re-Opening Information
The State of Massachusetts has issued a concise timeline and guidelines for Phase 1 re-opening. View it here . Or visit https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-updates-and-information
SCORE of Northeast Massachusetts
SCORE held a webinar on re-opening your business and included an easy to use tool kit. The tool kit is included here and remember that SCORE volunteers are available to you as a Malden Chamber member for services such as business planning and re-opening advice. Our consultant, Dennis Assad, is available for virtual meetings. To make an appointment, call him at 617-901-5373

5.15.20

Massachusetts Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Rosalin Acosta and Senator Jason Lewis answered questions from residents about state Unemployment Assistance, eligibility for benefits, and new rules and regulations amid the COVID-19 pandemic.


5.6.20

New Funding Opportunity from Massachusetts

The State Treasurer’s Office of Economic Empowerment (OEE) is proud to offer The Empowerment Grant for Small Businesses as an acknowledgement of the devastating economic impact that the COVID -19 pandemic has had on the Massachusetts small business community.

The Empowerment Grant Program aims to support the well-being and continuity of small businesses by providing access to capital and empowerment through engaging in OEE resources.

https://www.mass.gov/how-to/the-empowerment-grant-for-small-businesses


4.30.20

Thank you UMA (formerly Malden Access TV)and Emily Granoff from Senator Jason Lewis‘ office for helping us make this happen. And a special thank you to Johnny Long from East Cambridge Savings Bank & Raj Kalra, from Eastern Bank for your extremely informative presentation.

Resources:

Learn more about how to calculate loan amounts here. 

View the SBA presentation about Covid related loans here


4.1.20

Massachusetts Resources

  • The Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program is now open in Massachusetts. Massachusetts small businesses can now access and apply for Economic Impact Disaster Loans at www.sba.gov/disaster.  Everyone should apply NOW!

The Malden Public Library has compiled a great list of resources as well. Click here to see them.


The Malden Chamber Board along with the Melrose Chamber Board had a joint video conference with State Senator Jason Lewis and Representative Kate Lipper-Garabedian last Friday.

Click here for a video of the call

Read the transcript from the call here


3.30.20

Dear Chamber Friend,
In week 3 of the coronavirus outbreak, we at the Chamber hope you and your families are healthy. All of us are adapting to new ways of working, of interacting, and of living. Despite the upheaval, we will continue to provide you with reliable information as we receive it, and we are certainly looking forward to the day when we can once again provide you with the services you have come to expect from the Malden Chamber of Commerce. Below are some recent updates to the Chamber, City, State and Federal resources.
Stay well.
Malden Chamber of Commerce Member Provided Resources
Malden Chamber of Commerce Resources
  • Our website home page, www.maldenchamber.org, has links to useful websites for updated information on the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • The Malden Chamber Board along with the Melrose Chamber Board had a joint video conference with State Senator Jason Lewis and Representative Kate Lipper-Garabedian. To view the video of the conference, please visit www.maldenchamber.org. See link to transcript below.
  • We have a Chamber Only Member’s Facebook page established for our members to share suggestions, ask questions, and learn from one another during this extraordinary time. Please email us to be admitted to this Facebook page, keeping in mind it is a benefit of Chamber membership. info@maldenchamber.org.
City of Malden Resources
Massachusetts Resources
United States Resources

3.24.20

Business and other Non-City Services Status from the City of Malden Website


3.23.20

Dear Chamber friend,
As we enter week two of social distancing, we continue to try to bring you up to date resources from the Chamber, the City, the State and the Federal government. There is a lot of information out there, and we at the Malden Chamber of Commerce are doing our best to sift through and give you links to those sources that are relevant and reliable.
Stay well.
Help Needed
The Malden Chamber of Commerce has many members who are in health care. From dentists, doctors, EMTs, physical therapists and urgent care specialists, we are fortunate to have these professionals in our community. Every day, and especially today, we thank you for providing services to keep us healthy.
Two of our members, Cambridge Health Alliance, and Home Health Foundation VNA in Malden (formerly Hallmark) are on the front line, caring for us and our loved ones. They need our help. Please spread the word that they desperately need N95 masks and face masks, as well as other personal protective equipment for the health care providers. Please email me if you are able to help.
Malden Chamber of Commerce Resources
  • Our website home page, www.maldenchamber.org, has links to useful websites for updated information on the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • We have a Chamber Only Member’s Facebook page established for our members to share suggestions, ask questions, and learn from one another during this extraordinary time. Please email us to be admitted to this Facebook page, keeping in mind it is a benefit of Chamber membership. info@maldenchamber.org.
  • Our restaurants are offering different services during this state of emergency and as you all know, this changes daily. Please contact your favorite Chamber restaurant directly to see what they are able to offer. #maldeneats #buynowenjoylater.
City of Malden Resources
For up to the minute City updates, including State of Emergency, MBTA, updates on orders impacting child care, and other important Health Department information, please look at https://www.cityofmalden.org/AlertCenter.aspx
Massachusetts Resources
  • State Senator Jason Lewis has sent a concise summary of state resources for the business community, including changes in tax deadlines, an order from the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission, and $10 million additional dollars added to the emergency small business loan fund. Click here to read more.
  • Governor Charlie Baker has just ordered that all non COVID-19 essential businesses are to close their physical workplaces until April 7thRead the text of the order here.
  • Finally for general information about COVID-19, refer to https://www.mass.gov/COVID19
United States Resources
  • United States Representative Katherine Clark has sent a letter with many suggestions for businesses and individuals from the federal government. Included are relief programs specifically for the small business community. Read further here.

Finally a resource from Neil Diamond!

Neil Diamond "Hands.. washing hands"

3.22.19

 

We are all on overload from the information coming at us about the COVID-19 outbreak. While, It is extremely important that we as a business community keep informed on things impacting our friends, neighbors and peers, it is also equally necessary for us to understand what resources are available to us as business owners. With that in mind, we have compiled a list of important resources for you.
Stay well.

Malden Chamber of Commerce Resources

  • We have a Chamber Only Member’s Facebook page established for our members to share suggestions, ask questions, and learn from one another during this extraordinary time. Please email us to be admitted to this Facebook page, keeping in mind it is a benefit of Chamber membership. info@maldenchamber.org.
    • Our restaurants are offering different services during this state of emergency. Please contact one of these Chamber member restaurants to see how you can best support them. #maldeneats #buynowenjoylater.

All Season’s Table RestaurantBikeeny CafféBobby C’s RestaurantDistrict KitchenDockside RestaurantDonut Villa DinerDoo Wop DinerEl Potro Mexican Bar & GrillExchange Street BistroFaces Brewing Co. (opening soon), FrescosHugh O’Neills Restaurant & PubJohn Brewer’s TavernMcDonald’s RestaurantMystic Station Eatery & BarNew England CoffeePearl Street RestaurantPisa Pizza, and T’ahpas 529.

City of Malden Resources

Massachusetts Resources

Malden Chamber of Commerce • 6 Pleasant St. Suite 510 • Malden, MA 02148 • (781) 322-4500 • info@maldenchamber.org