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Mortgage, Utility and Rent Relief (MURR) Program

Take advantage of the Mortgage Utility, Rent Relief Prorgram | Photo by Michael Longmire

COVID-19. Has it hurt your business or increased it? If you are rolling in dough because of COVID just skip this and go about your day. However if your business or non-profits has suffered, this is important.  There is $40 million available through the MURR Program (Mortgage, Utility, and Rent Relief program)  The program’s eligibility…

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NC Governor Announces New Program for Economic Relief to Qualifying Businesses and Non Profits

Governor Announces Grant Funding to Help Local Businesses and Non-Profits | Courtesy Vladimir Solomyani, Unsplash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 13, 2020 Contact: Ford Porter Phone: 919-814-2100 Email:   New Grant Program Accepting Applications to Help Businesses and Nonprofits Hurt by COVID-19 $15 million available from the new Job Retention Grant Program (JRG)   RALEIGH: Businesses and nonprofit organizations in North Carolina that have experienced interruption due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic could…

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Governor Extends Phase 2 for Five More Weeks

NC Governor Roy Cooper Extends Phase 2 | School books, picture courtesy Element 5 on Unsplash

Governor Extends Phase 2 for Five More Weeks NC Governor Roy Cooper extends Phase 2 by five weeks. Follow the link below to read the August 5, 2020 press release from the Governor’s office. All Post CategoriesAll Post Categories Select Category Chamber Events  (21) Community Interest  (39) COVID-19 Related  (8) Economic Development in Cherokee County  (13) Food…

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Judy Bruce Discusses COVID-19s influence on the Travel Industry and the Creative Solutions to Travel Planning

Judy Bruce, Cruise Planners, Murphy, NC

Judy Bruce of Cruise Planners Discusses Creatively Approaching Travel Planning in the time of COVID Early in June Sherry met with Judy Bruce of Cruise Planners to discuss how COVID-19 has affected the travel industry, and how she’s creatively accommodating clients. Check out the video series throughout this post to get the latest info from…

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Let Safety Be Your Guiding Principle

Let Safety Be Your Guiding Principle Considerations for farm, food, and agritourism related industries navigating reopening businesses and restarting of the economy. Face masks | Photo by Mika Baumeister on Unsplash Thursday, June 11, the Chamber staff once again attended an informative webinar sponsored by Visit NC Farms.  Dr. Ben Chapman, Food Safety Specialist with…

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Summer Travelers are Heading to the Mountains

Summer Tourists are eager and cautious to hit the road?  How do we bring travelers back to the mountains and help them feel safe? Planning before traveling – a serious trend for vacationers | Copyright Thought-Catalog courtesy Unsplash On June 10, Chamber staff attended a webinar led by Marlise Taylor, Research Analyst for Visit NC.…

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A Special Message from Erlanger Health Systems

A Special Message from Erlanger Health Systems Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital provides world-class, patient-centered care for a seven-county region in Western North Carolina, North Georgia and East Tennessee. The 25-bed critical access facility is the region’s only hospital anchored by a leading academic medical center. Services include a wide spectrum of…

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The Coronavirus has impacted our Community

A Word from the Director Looking Out for Each Other…. Trying times; that is what we are experiencing. The Coronavirus has impacted our community. How should we handle it? I have seen much kindness and unfortunately much anxiety and fear. The constant Coronavirus barrage on all major news networks leaves little room for doubt that…

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