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Social Distancing Actions for Retailers and Unemployment Guidance for Employers

Governor Roy Cooper took additional actions to the address the spread of COVID-19 in North Carolina by issuing stronger social distancing requirements and speeding up the process to get benefits to people out of work. The key provisions of the order are requirements that retail stores still in operation have to implement new social distancing… Read More »

Covid 19 Updates for Monday, March 23

Understanding the SBA Small Business Disaster Relief Loans The Winston Salem Chamber is hosting a virtual meeting with Levi Kinnard, SBA Economic Development Specialist with the North Carolina District Office: Wednesday, March 25, 10AM Dial in: (605)-313-6023 \\ Access Code: 80-52-93# Two New Refundable Payroll Tax Credits The U.S. Treasury Department, the IRS, and the U.S.… Read More »

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 »


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