Category: Advocacy

Local Relief Fund, SBA Loans & More

North Carolina Business Are Eligible for SBA Loans We are happy to share that the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) is now offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to North Carolina small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the COVID-19. As we mentioned in yesterday’s update, Governor Cooper formally requested help… Read More »

Changes to Unemployment & SBA Assistance

Knowledge and trusted information can keep Winston-Salem and Forsyth County businesses working together for a stronger community during the rapidly changing response to the Coronavirus. We’re working to share information in real time that can help you prepare to respond and mitigate effects on your business. Today’s updates include the information below we’re following to… Read More »

The Winston-Salem Chamber Supports the Quarter-Cent Sales Tax

On the March ballot, Forsyth County voters will choose whether to approve a ¼ cent sales tax that government officials say will raise teacher pay. The Chamber supports the proposed ¼ cent sales tax as it aligns with our initiatives to attract and retain talent and develop the workforce in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County to… Read More »

Truliant Expansion Allows for Future Growth, New Jobs

We are happy to share that our City Council voted 7-1 to approve Truliant Federal Credit Union’s request to double the size of their campus. Truliant is a homegrown success story. Founded here in 1952, Truliant has more than doubled in size over the last 15 years to $2.5 billion in assets, added more than… Read More »

Advocacy Update: Association Healthcare Legal in NC, Tariff Impact, & More

Senate Bill 86 Update Senate Bill 86 became law on Sunday. Governor Cooper had the options of either vetoing the bill, signing the bill, or simply letting 10 days pass without issuing his signature after the piece of legislation hit his desk. SB86 allows small businesses to use associations, such as chambers of commerce, to… Read More »

Advocacy Update: State Budget Stalemate, Association Health Plans, & More

NC Budget Update I love college football. The only thing better than a good ballgame on a crisp fall day is a ballgame that goes into multiple overtimes. When LSU and Texas A&M battled in a seven-overtime thriller in 2018, everyone won because we were treated to some fantastic action. Unfortunately, overtime is only good… Read More »

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