With many businesses, schools, churches and more closing due to the threat of COVID-19, the Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce has compiled the following list of available resources, helpful links and information on area event and business cancellations. Our main concern is to that you have the information you need to protect yourself, your family and your business,
SMALL ACT-BIG IMPACT INITIATIVE
The Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce and South Dakota Retailer’s Association have teamed up to create the Small Act – Big Impact initiative in Aberdeen. This was created to support our community in a time when our friends and neighbors need extra encouragement. Click HERE for more information on how you can participate.
SMALL ACT-BIG IMPACT GIFT CARD CAMPAIGN
The Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce and Hub City Radio are teaming up to help our local Chamber members through the negative effects to their business caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are excited to be hosting the Small Act - Big Impact Campaign starting on April 2, 2020 and running through April 17, 2020. The campaign will include an on-air radiothon and follow-up promotion to sell $25 gift cards or gift certificates from participating merchants to local citizens and businesses. The goal is to inject much needed cash flow into our local Chamber member businesses right now! Click HERE for more information.
Avera: Individuals who utilize Avera facilities for their health care and feel they may have been exposed to COVID-19 or who are displaying symptoms are asked to call: 1-877-AT-AVERA (1-877-282-8372) or their primary healthcare providers office.
Sanford: Individuals who utilize Sanford facilities for their health care and feel they may have been exposed to COVID-19 or who are displaying symptoms are asked to: Call your local clinic or log into MyChart to utilize Sanford’s e-visit option.
South Dakota Department of Health or call 1-800-997-2880.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has activated the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program in South Dakota. This program is designed to help eligible businesses and non-profits impacted by COVID-19. Affected small businesses and non-profits need to download, complete, and submit this SBA EIDL Worksheet and Instructions to expedite activation of the EIDL program. Completed forms may be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note, this initial survey form is not a SBA loan application. When the EIDL program is activated, businesses will be contacted to apply directly to the SBA.
Online Chamber Webinars with various topics
ABERDEEN AND BROWN COUNTY RESOURCES
Chamber and Community Meeting and Event Postponements:
- April 17, 2020 - Northern SD Chapter of Pheasants Forever Banquet
- April 18, 2020 - Boys and Girls Club Winefest Renaissance - rescheduled to October 3, 2020
- May 7, 2020 - Leadercast
Chamber and Community Meeting and Event Cancellations:
- April 4, 2020 - Knight for a Princess
- April 9, 2020 - Community Prayer Breakfast
- April 9-11, 2020 - Shrine Circus