Orleans Chamber of Commerce Inside: Covid and Business News - April 27, 2021

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April 28, 2021

From: Orleans Chamber Of Commerce

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We post weekly updates with the new schedules to our blog under Wastewater Updates. You can find them at www.orleanscapecod.org > The Chamber > Wastewater Updates

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Nauset Virtual Job Fair

A Free Virtual Event that allows job seekers to submit resumes, text chat live and articipate in live on-the-spot video interviews with employers. There is no cost to employers to participate.

Job Seekers

Hundreds of job opportunities in all fields including tourism, retail, manufac turing, finance, municipalities, healthcare, social services, construction, land scaping and more!


Each business creates their own virtual booth complete with logo, company information, company video (optional), job postings, links to company website and social media channels and ability for one or more re cruiters. "Register for your free virtual booth with Neila Neary, Business Services Manager at nneary@masshire-capeandislands.com or 508.862.6134

Technical Support for Job Seekers & Employers

MassHire staff and Premiere Virtual staff assist employers every step of the way to set up their virtual booth so they can maximize their presence at the virtual event. MassHire handles the job seeker registration and provides at tendees with the link to the event. Employers receive a complete contact list of everyone who visited their booth whether or not they chatted with them allowing for future follow up.

Co-Sponsored by MassHire Cape and Islands Career Center

MassHire will promote the event to its database of job seekers, through its social media channels and local advertising,

"For more information contact Neila Neary, Business Services Manager at nneary@masshire-capeandislands.com or 508.862.6134

Click Here to Register

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Thank you to our supporting Captain Members!

Cape Cod Commission Workshops & Toolkits

The Cape Cod Commission is pleased to present the second round of its COVID-19 Recovery and Resiliency Workshop Series, an initiative designed to support business owners who are navigating the economic impacts of the pandemic and planning for future resiliency. This round of virtual workshops will introduce COVID-19 Recovery and Resiliency Toolkits.

The toolkits span a broad range of subject areas including online sales and marketing, risk assessment, and collaboration/networking practices. Participants will learn about industry-specific strategies tailored to address the challenges facing Cape Cod businesses. The webinar series schedule is as follows:

April 28 at 3:00 PM: Retail & Product-Based Businesses
April 29 at 6:00 PM: Accommodations Businesses
May 3 at 4:00 PM: Arts, Culture & Recreation Businesses
May 4 at 3:00 PM: Service-Based Businesses

Register Today!

Upcoming Webinars:

U.S. Chamber CO
5/6 Marketing and Protecting Your Brand
Cape Cod Chamber 20 Minute Tuesdays
20 Minute Tuesday: Economic Outlook on Cape Cod
Upcoming Associated Industries of Massachusetts Workshops:
4/28 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Roundtable: Business Case in Action
5/4 Introduction to AIM HR Resource Center Webinar
5/5 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Talent Management
Upcoming National Federation for Independent Business Webinars:
4/28 Restaurant Revitalization Fund: What Small Businesses Need to Know
Plus Updates and Answers to your PPP, EIDL, and ERTC questions
MA Small Business Development Center Network:
4/27 Federal Government Contracting (Part 2)
4/27 Business Fundamentals: Human Resources Part 2: Employee Laws All Business Owners Must Know
4/28 How to Recruit, Train and Retain Top Talent
4/29 Patent Basics
4/29 Mercadotecnia
4/29 Starting a New Business: Step-by-Step
5/3 Basics of Starting Your Business *full*
5/4 What You Need to Know About the Paycheck Protection Program
5/4 Basic Entrepreneurial Workshop: Business Fundamentals
5/4 Business Fundamentals: Managing Business Financials and Bookkeeping
5/4-6 QuickBooks Desktop for Beginners (3 sessions)
5/5 Legal Requirements for Small Businesses
5/5 Building Sustainable Business Webinar Series: Strengthening Your Product and Service
5/5 Coaching Tools for Business Success
5/6 Filing a Provisional or Non-Provisional Utility Patent Application
5/6 Small Business Resources Forum
5/6 Basics of Starting Your Business
5/6 Basic Entrepreneurial Workshop: Understanding Business Financials
5/6 SBA Restaurant Revitalization Fund Webinar
5/7 SBA Restaurant Revitalization Fund Webinar
5/11 Federal Marketing and Networking
5/11 Debt Relief Options for COVID-19 Impacted Businesses
5/11 Business Fundamentals: Conflict Resolution in the Workplace
5/18 Getting Relief for Shuttered Venue Operators
5/18 Tapping Into the Restaurant Revitalization Fund
Cape and Plymouth Business Media:
4/27-28-29 Cape Cod Multi-Chamber Virtual Job Fairs
4/27 Estate Planning Seminar
4/28 Year-Round Provincetown Pitch Contest
4/29 Use YouTube to Grow Your Business
5/6 2021 Annual Employment Law Update Webinar
Score Cape Cod:
4/29 Use YouTube to Grow Your Business
Loads more available! Marketing, Sales, Pivoting Online, and more!

Looking for a comprehensive COVID-19 Resource Page for Employers? See Here

Guides and Resources from the U.S. Chamber

The U.S. Chamber continues to create, update, and evolve its various guides and resources to continue bringing you and your members the information you need during this difficult time. We encourage you to continue utilizing and sharing the following items as you see fit:

Guide to Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Loans

COVID-19 Vaccines FAQ

Federal Unemployment Assistance Proposals: State Impact Comparison

Guide to PPP Loan Forgiveness

Reopening Business Digital Resources Center

Reopening Business Digital Resources Center Toolkit

Small Business Reopening Playbook

Main Street Lending Program Guide

State-Specific Guidance Map

Backgrounder on Health Coverage Options

Backgrounder on Unemployment Insurance Under the CARES Act

Independent Contractor's Guide to CARES Act Relief

Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist

Temporary Paid Leave and Family Medical Leave Guide

Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program Guide

Employee Retention Tax Credit Guide

Coronavirus Small Business Guide

Coronavirus Response Toolkit

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