OneZone and Noblesville chambers of commerce are partnering to keep their members and small businesses throughout Fishers, Carmel and Noblesville up-to-date with the rapid changes occurring as the COVID-19 pandemic advances.
The Small Business Administration has been allocated $50 billion for economic injury disaster loans and, in order for Hoosiers to gain access to the funds, small business economic impact data must be collected from each county in the state.
OneZone and Noblesville chambers sent a link to their members urging small businesses to fill out the estimated impact to their business during the COVID-19 pandemic. Impact start dates can be as early as Jan. 31 and the end date can be weeks or months from present day.
“Really, for us, it’s getting information from our small businesses of how the virus is affecting their business in order to get some funding,” OneZone COO Jack Russell said. “(Noblesville Chamber of Commerce Executive Director) Bob (DuBois) and I had a conversation because we thought it was really important that we as a chamber work together to be a voice for businesses, and this is a good step for us to get information out and to communicate with our members in the community on what opportunities there are as we go through this time with the virus.
“This isn’t a OneZone issue, this isn’t a Noblesville Chamber issue, this is a small business issue across Hamilton County and the state and the globe.”
To fill out the COVID-19 economic impact form, visit isbdc.org/indianacovid19smallbusiness/