REDI offers a weekly “Business to Business” conference line call Mondays at 11 a.m. Board members, investors, Hub clients, company representatives and business owners can call in to share concerns, discuss ideas, offer support to one another, and learn about resources to assist businesses in our community. Call: 712-432-6110, passcode 531865.
The City of Columbia offers current COVID-19/coronavirus information and resource links at https://www.como.gov/coronavirus/ The City of Columbia Contact Center is available at 573-874-2489.
The Columbia Chamber of Commerce offers updates and business resources at https://columbiamochamber.com/resources/covid-19-resources/
The Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau offers information on local resources as well as information for visitors and Columbia’s tourism partners at https://www.visitcolumbiamo.com/
The District provides a list of businesses open, closed and/or offering curbside pickup at https://discoverthedistrict.com/events/event/district-businesses-open-closed-and-curbside-pickup/
The Loop provides a list of Loop business who are providing food delivery, curbside pickup, phone consultations and online shopping at http://theloopcomo.com/list-of-business-providing-delivery-and-other-options/ Additional information is available at http://theloopcomo.com/
The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and Verizon are providing grants to WMBE businesses facing immediate financial pressure because of COVID-19—especially entrepreneurs of color, women-owned businesses and other enterprises in historically underserved communities. Please list Rural LISC and CMCA as the referral entity (these are our local entities). Learn more and link to an application at https://www.lisc.org/covid-19/verizon-small-business-recovery-fund/
The Missouri Small Business Development Center offers resources at https://sbdc.missouri.edu/sbdc-covid-19-resources
Missouri State resources for businesses can be found at opens in a new windowded.mo.gov/coronavirus
The State of Missouri is seeking manufacturers that would like to make personal protective equipment (PPE), or have available PPE to sell. For more information, visit https://ded.mo.gov/howtohelp
opens in a new windowhttps://jobs.mo.gov/ is State of Missouri resource for individuals that may have lost a job, or looking for new employment. Employers that need to fill positions with qualified workers can also use this site to connect with job seekers. All services are available to job seekers and employers at no cost. The best way to access these Missouri Job Center services during this time is online: opens in a new windowhttps://jobs.mo.gov/
The Missouri Department of Economic Development’s One Start Team hiring portal for people looking for jobs can be found at opens in a new windowhttps://missourionestart.com/
MOSourceLink offers a list of business resources at https://www.mosourcelink.com/l/coronavirus-business-resources, and a page specifically for small business financing during COVID-19 at opens in a new windowhttp://mosourcelink.com/covid-
Missouri Enterprises offers information COVID-19 Information for Manufacturers at https://www.missourienterprise.org
A new streamlined SBA Disaster Loan process is available at opens in a new windowhttps://covid19relief.sba.
The U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship offers information and links to resources at https://www.sbc.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/guide-to-the-cares-act
The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) offers an explanation of the Expanded Medical Leave program that was part of the Families First Coronavirus Bill at https://www.nfib.com/content/legal-compliance/coronavirus/coronavirus-paid-sick-leave-and-expanded-family-leave-law-effective-april-1-2020/
The CDC website can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/
opens in a new windowCoMoHelps ( opens in a new windowhttps://comohelps.
Great Circle is here for our community. If you know of anyone who may be struggling with the uncertainty of this time, please share our GCHelps line at 1-844-424-3577. Callers will be triaged and immediately connected to an appropriate Great Circle clinician. This service is available to anyone of any age as part of our Community Counseling program.
Call the Missouri Department of Health and Human Services 24-hour hotline at 877-435-8411, if you are need of immediate help.