COVID-19 Updates

With the spread of COVID-19, it is imperative for our chamber members to make fact-based decisions to keep our local economies strong while also taking precautions to protect our employees and community.  VACCE wants to ensure that our membership is monitoring and following official guidance.  We are providing the information below to you to keep you informed of the latest developments and to share what your peers are sharing with their members.

Please feel free to send samples and updates to Tiffany Fulmer Ott at to add to this page.

Resources and Guides

These resource links help provide you with up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 to share with your members, affiliates, and partners.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

U.S. Chamber of Commerce 
Document - Small Business Guide & Checklist for Coronavirus Emergency Loans 
Document - Funding Available for 501c6 Organizations 
Video - National Small Business Town Hall 
Page - Guide to SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loans 
Page - Guide to the Employee Retention Tax Credit 

U.S. Department of the Treasury 
Overview - Paycheck Protection Program 
Application - Paycheck Protection Program 
Fact Sheet for Borrowers - Paycheck Protection Program 
Fact Sheet for Lenders - Paycheck Protection Program 

Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE)
Page - Several Samples of Chamber Responses 
Sample - Member Renewal Letter 
Weekly Update - March 27, 2020 

Virginia Chamber of Commerce 

Small Business Administration
Presentation - SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application 
Document - Preparing and Applying for an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan 
Page - Guide to SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loans 


Document - Past Chamber Executive Network 
Recording - Shari Pash Webinar - Maximizing Member Engagement 
Handout - Shari Pash Webinar 
Document - 25 Teambuilding Activities for a Remote Workforce 
Video - Kyle Sexton Chamber Daily - Should You Be Invoicing Members Right Now? 
Document - The Remote Employee Handbook (The Center for Leadership Studies) 
Document - How to Host a Successful Virtual Happy Hour - Frank Kenny for Chamber Pros 
Article - Adjusting Budgets Impacted by Crisis - Bill Pawlucy and Bob Harris 
Page​​​​​​​ - Chmura COVID-19 Economic Vulnerability Index 


Around Our State

Here are a few links of what your peers have done to keep their regions and members informed.

Alexandria Chamber of Commerce

Arlington Chamber of Commerce

Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce

Site - COVID-19 Resources & Updates 

Bristol TV/VA Chamber of Commerce

Site - Bristol Stands 2gether

Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce

Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce 

Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce

Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce

Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce

Farmville Area Chamber

Site - Facebook Group for Community
Site - Business Resource Page

Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce

Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce 

Hanover Chamber of Commerce 

Highland County Chamber of Commerce 

Lexington-Rockbridge Chamber of Commerce

Page - COVID-19 Resource Hub 
Video - Task Force PSA 

Loudoun Chamber of Commerce

Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance
Document - Regional COVID-19 Business Task Force 
Sample - Regional Virtual Town Hall 

Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce