August 4, 2020

The Chamber of Commerce represents over 600 businesses that call Meridian home and we are all in this together.  Every business has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in one way or another over the past 5 months.  

The Meridian Chamber board members and their organizations are no different.

This series will feature the organizations that represent the current Meridian Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.  Each session will feature a panelist discussion on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted their business and how their organization is adapting and coping with the situation.  A Q&A session from the registered attendees will follow the panelist discussion.

Session 1 - August 4th - 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Organizations & Board Members Featured:
Jeffery Hall - Northwest Commercial Advisors
Mary Ann Rannels - West Ada School District
Reed Brimhall - Scentsy
Ashley Hanover - Idaho Central Credit Union
Mayor Robert Simison - City of Meridian
Ramona Merrill - The Village at Meridian
Cassie Fontaine – Mountain West Bank

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June 22, 2020

June 22, 2020: Rising COVID-19 numbers prompt Central District Health to issue order for Ada County to return to Stage 3 operations
Today, Central District Health’s (CDH) Director, along with the Board of Health, announced it will implement orders for Ada County to move back to many of the guidelines in Idaho’s Stage 3 for COVID-19 response, effective Wednesday, June 24 at 12:01 am. The CDH Order includes some variations from the state’s Stage 3. Notably, Ada County bars and nightclubs will not be allowed to remain open. View the Order HERE. | Read the News Release
View Recommendations for Criteria to Use in Deciding to Move between Stages

May 7, 2020

Recording of Webinar Series: “Your Money Matters: How to Maximize Your PPP Loan Forgiveness”
Speaker: Cameron Keller, Owner of Keller CPAs
When: May 7th at 1pm MDT
Sponsors: Meridian Chamber, Business Builder Day, IBL Events, Keller CPA

Link to Presenters Slide Deck


April 23, 2020

Recording of the the Employment Webinar Series: Sudden Job Changes Because of COVID-19?

Speaker: Sara Barnowski, Business Manager EUCP, Express Employment Professionals

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Recommended Guidance for Businesses -

Central District Health (CDH) and Southwest District Health (SWDH) support Governor Little’s extension
of the Statewide Order and do not encourage or condone businesses to operate outside of the
parameters of the statewide Order in place through the end of April 2020. We encourage all businesses
within our districts to abide by the Order and utilize the coming weeks to plan for safe and appropriate
business operations, when the Governor indicates this is allowable.

CDH and SWDH are providing guidance for businesses to begin building their plans for ensuring the
safety of employees and patrons.

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Friday - April 3rd -

Recording of The Federal CARES Act Presentation- Major Provisions - Implementation - Resources
Presented by Chris Eyler
Executive Director NW Division of US Chamber of Commerce

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Recording of the SBA Disaster Loan EIDL Loan Application Process -
Presented by Cynthia Cowell
Public Information Officer
Office of Disaster Assistance Field Operations Center - West
U.S. Small Business Administration

Business Community Update

Chamber Members,

The Meridian Chamber of Commerce, in accordance with recommendations from the CDC, and Central District Health, has decided to close the Chamber offices to the public. The Chamber staff will be working from home and can be contacted by phone and email. All public meetings have been canceled and/or moved to conference calls. You can reach the Chamber at the following phone numbers and email:

General Information - 208-888-2817 or info@meridianchamber.org

Membership - 208-577-2441 or membership@meridianchamber.org

Admin - 208-577-2440 or ceo@meridianchamber.org

The Chamber will continue to share information from the business community on the impact of COVID-19 on the business community. We encourage everyone to practice the recommendations of restricting your contact with others and social distancing.

Thank you and be vigilant,

Meridian Chamber Board and Staff

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