COVID-19 Business Update Provided to City Council

COVID-19 Business Update Provided to City Council

During the first ever virtual Ferndale City Council meeting held on March 25, staff from the City, DDA, and Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce teamed up to provide an update on how the business community has been adapting to COVID-19 and what support has been provided to date. We have been so impressed with the level of flexibility and innovation we have seen in such a short amount of time. Take a look at the presentation to learn about some of the amazing things that have been accomplished, the tough decisions that were…continue reading →

COVID-19 Unemployment Assistance Update as of 3.20.20

Unemployment Assistance Expanded Options for COVID-19 Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) Employers have several options available for downsizing their workforce. You may have heard about the Work Share Program and Temporary Leave Designation offered by the UIA. Access to these programs has been expanded in response to COVID-19 and we’ve provided brief summaries below. This summary from the State of Michigan provides an outline of these options as well: > State of Michigan Guidance to Employers Contemplating Potential Layoffs – 3.18.20 QuickFacts (more details below) WorkShare Program Our Advice: If your business can afford…continue reading →

COVID-19 Small Business Financial Resources Update as of 3.20.20

The resources listed here are either available now or are expected to become available shortly. This is not an exhaustive list, but rather a spotlight on the primary financial programs developed to date: QuickFacts (more details below) Federal Small Business Administration Loans Now Live in Michigan! Our Advice: Apply online if you are interested, even if you aren't sure you are eligible. Even a denial could open up opportunities for other funding later. State Loans and Grants Available on or Around April 1 Our Advice: Stay tuned to the website above and submit your…continue reading →

COVID-19 Business Update:March, 20 2020 | Financial Resources Highlight

  Updates About Available Financial Assistance! > Download the full 3.20.20 update here > Stay updated using the Ferndale COVID-19 Business Resources Page By now we know that you’ve been hit with lots of information about financial programs as the Coronavirus/COVID-19 situation continues to unfold. Your partners at the City of Ferndale, Ferndale DDA, and Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to sift through all that information and help you get access to what you need to know, what you can do, and who you can talk to. The resources listed here…continue reading →

COVID-19 Business Update: March, 19 2020

Local Organizations Join Forces to Represent the Business Community Ferndale business owners have been dealing with a flurry of messages this week about financial resources for small businesses during the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. The City of Ferndale, Ferndale DDA, and Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce have come together to better represent the needs of our business community and stay updated on loans, grants, and other support mechanisms as they become available. Our goal is to become a trusted source of information that helps you filter out the noise and focus on the resources that best…continue reading →