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Our COVID-19 Response

On behalf of the Bixby Metro Chamber and Bixby Development Foundation Board of Directors and Staff, we want to first and foremost let you know that you and your businesses remain the highest priority for us. The current COVID-19 situation is uncharted territory for all of us, and our number one goal is that all of our businesses come through this challenging time successfully.

Chamber staff will remain available for the needs of our Partners – we will be working remotely, but are always available via email and phone. The Chamber Offices will be closed to the public until April 30th, at which time we will reevaluate the situation.

COVID-19 Funding & Loan Information

SBA Emergency Business Loan Program (Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program )
Oklahoma small businesses are now eligible for the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program. The program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.
SBA Disaster Assistance One-Pager
https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/Home/Questions
https://www.okcommerce.gov/sba-loan-application-and-faqs/

Paycheck Protection Program
The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. All loan proceeds used to cover payroll, rent, mortgage interest payments and utilities during the 8 weeks after the loan funds will be forgiven. To apply, contact your banker or a bank that provides SBA loans.
Bixby Metro Area SBA Approved Lenders
Congressman Hern’s CARES Act Update
Paycheck Protection Program FAQs

Oklahoma Business Relief Program
Developed to help local businesses across the state overcome the economic challenges of COVID-19, the Oklahoma Business Relief Program (OBRP) offers vital funding for qualifying businesses that have suffered revenue loss due to the pandemic. Governor Kevin Stitt has designated $50 million in Federal CARES Act funds for the program. Starting June 29, Oklahoma businesses can request to apply for OBRP through participating financial institutions. The financial institutions will evaluate applications based on the program rules and make a preliminary determination of business eligibility. Phase 2 opens on July 14th.
Oklahoma Business Relief Program Rules

Tulsa County Business RESET Program
Tulsa Economic Development Corporation (TEDC Creative Capital), in partnership with the Tulsa County Board of Commissioners, is pleased to launch and lead the Tulsa County Business RESET Program. Provided at no cost to the borrower or grant recipient, TC Business RESET requires no processing fees, no closing costs, no interest, and no payments unless the applicant’s loan is not forgiven.

TEDC + City of Tulsa Business Resilience and Recovery Fund
The City of Tulsa, in collaboration with TEDC, has created the Business Resilience and Recovery Fund providing loans up to $50,000 to help meet the immediate working capital needs of EXISTING small businesses. ZERO processing fee, ZERO interest and ZERO payments for 3 months pending available funding. Thereafter, principal will be paid over 3 to 5 years. Tulsa Responds Website

Kiva Loans
Facebook Small Business Grant
Business Interruption Insurance
Lobeck-Taylor Family Foundation Tulsa Restaurant Employee Relief Fund
TEDC Relief Assistance Loan Application
Economic Impact Payment Information Center – IRS

State of Oklahoma Updates:

You can view the full Executive Order (updated 4/1) here: Executive Order 2020-07 (Closure of Non-Essential Businesses) & the Memorandum here: Executive Memorandum 2020-01 (Additional Clarification on Essential Businesses)

Oklahoma State Department of Health Resources & Recommendations
Apply to be an Essential Business
Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce
CARES Act FAQs – Office of Congressman Hern
Resources from Senator Lankford’s Office:
Direct Payments FAQsUnemployment FAQsEmployee Retention Tax Credit FAQsPaycheck Protection Program FAQsEconomic Injury Disaster Loans FAQs

City of Bixby Updates:

On March 31st Brian Guthrie – Mayor City of Bixby / Councilor Ward 2  signed a Shelter at Home Executive Order. To view the City of Bixby FAQs for that order CLICK HERE

City of Bixby Ordinance No. 2304
Bixby Metro Chamber of Commerce Business Survey 
Bixby Metro Area Business COVID-19 Accomodations

Additional Resources

US Chamber National Return to Work Plan
Small Business Owners Guide to CARES Act
CARES Act Summary
Funding & Loan Information
Employment & Workplace Information
Coronavirus (COV-19) Resources for Non-Profits
Unemployment FAQs for Businesses
How to Help – Donations, Volunteering, etc.
FDA COVID-19 FAQs
How to Properly Wash Your Hands

Help Us Promote YOU:
In addition, we would love to let people know that you are open for business, offering take-out services, online gift certificates, etc. Please send any details to Jamye at jdavis@bixbychamber.com for inclusion in our emails and social media posts.