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Our hearts go out to those individuals, businesses, and communities that are affected by COVID-19. We want to assure you that we are here as a resource for your local, small businesses and your Main Street organization as we work through the effects COVID-19 has on our community. We have discontinued all travel for MMSC staff and consultants until the end of April and will reevaluate as we keep a close eye on the state and federal guidelines while maneuvering through this new unknown. You are part of an amazing network and we will be stronger together.
As National Main Street noted, “Main Street organizations have an essential role to play in supporting businesses during this difficult period, and our Main Street leaders will be even more important when fears about the virus subside.” Missouri Main Street Connection is dedicated to supporting our Main Street organizations and districts through this crisis. We will keep you posted beyond this email as events unfold and more resources become available.
This page is dedicated to resources for Main Street organizations, small businesses, community organizations, etc. with information as it becomes available and as the situation unfolds. If you come across any good resources that we should share, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gayla Roten and the Missouri Main Street Team
COVID-19 Resources for small businesses and Main Street Organizations
National Main Street Center
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC site for businesses
CDC Site for community organizations
Small Business Administration
US Chamber of Commerce
CARES Section by Section
How the Federal Stimulus Can Support Small Businesses and Nonprofits
Employee Rights - Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act)
Email from a small business on their plan to keep serving customers
Non-Profit Connect COVID-19 Resources
WhizBang: Retail training in pdf and video form
4 Resources for Small Businesses Coping with the Coronavirus Outbreak
Free IT training for nonprofits
If cancelling non-profit events, things to consider
Best Practices for Downtowns in Crisis
State of Missouri Information:
Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services:
A good resource to track COVID-19 cases and provides a good FAQ’s sheet
Department of Economic Development:
Good resources for community development and small business development
COVID-19 FAQs for Businesses & Workers: Unemployment, Workers' Compensation, and Discrimination
MOSource Link Business Resources & Updates
Information Regarding SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans
Community Marketing Tools & Templates:
Ways To Show Love - Downtown Lee's Summit
Downtown Bingo - Old Town Cape
Grant Resource Directory:
April 1, 2020 Edition
Webinars To Not Miss:
Mornings on Main Webinar - SBA Loan Details | 4/8/2020 | Hosted by MMSC
Communication Is Key! | 4/1/2020 | Hosted by MMSC
Mornings On Main Webinar Presentation | 3/25/2020 | Hosted by MMSC
Ben Muldrow talks with Chris about Retailers Heading Online