In April, to help small businesses stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic, The Chamber dispensed grants totaling $350,000 in three phases through its Lehigh Valley COVID-19 Relief Fund.
We cannot thank the Lehigh Valley COVID-19 funders enough. They include Truist, The Chamber, David Jaindl, Equinox Benefits Consulting, Capital Blue Cross, Dynegy, ESSA Bank, Wells Fargo, Walmart/Sam’s Club and Amazon.com, as well as some individual donors.
To date the fund has provided 320 small business owners in Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton and Warren (NJ) counties each with $500 to $1,500.
The funds are unrestricted and can help business owners pay rents, make payroll or pay other operating expenses.
In alignment with The Chamber Foundation’s mission, priority was given to small retail shops, restaurants and community staples operating on a main street or surrounding traditional neighborhood.
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