Coronavirus Resources and Information

GMPCC News and Updates

A Message from GMPCC President Sandy Barton

As a business community, we understand that many aspects of our communities are impacted as our government works to address growing COVID19 concerns. Our local small businesses will be impacted more than most others. Please remember to do your best to continue to support our local businesses our local businesses visit here We all need to work together to keep our local businesses strong and thriving, as well as working with our local non-profits to keep those marginalized in our communities healthy and fed .

Here are some updates for Chamber events:

  • Non-Profit Roundtable originally scheduled for Friday March 20, 2020 is postponed. We will reschedule this event as soon as it is feasible.
  • The March 26 Monthly Business Luncheon has been canceled.
  • The May 4th Golf Classic tournament has been postponed to September. More information will be coming and all sponsorships and registrations will be honored in September.
  • Do to a need to self-quarantine, the Chamber office will need to close temporarily as per CDC guidelines. We will evaluate our schedule as needed to respond to need of our community. We will continue to operate to support our members remotely, and can be available by phone or individual appointment. Please contact us at or call 281-356-1488.

Any updates or changes to our schedule will be communicated via email, on our website, and in social media. We will be respectful of your inbox, and continue to post most information on our social media platforms and on our Chamber homepage. Please pan to visit regularly for breaking news and updates for our businesses. We are committed to supporting our members and the community. We ask for everyone’s safety that if you or those close to you are showing signs of illness to remain at home.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this message please contact us at 281-356-1488 or

Business Assistance Resources

U.S. Chamber Foundation Launches Grant Program to Support Small Business Recovery

SBA Disaster Recovery Assistance- Informational Webinars

SBA Disaster Recovery Assistance- Informational Webinars TIMES and DETAILS

SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus

SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus Website

Combating the Coronavirus – U.S. Chamber of Commercce

Corona Virus Resource Page – U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts- COVID-19 Help is Available

SBDC Webinars and Online Training – FREE!

Summary of Bipartisan Agreement on “CARES” Act

What’s Happening in Washington – U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act

Updated CARES Act and COVID-19 Summary

U.S. Chamber Summary/Guidance on Chamber Loan Eligibility

Save Small Business Coalition Information

Save Small Business Coalition Sample Letter

Coalition For Jobs Summary

TAB/TCCE Texas COVID-19 Resource Page

Manufacturers Marketplace

ThisWay Global Job Match Platform for EMPLOYEES

ThisWay Global Job Match Platform for EMPLOYERS

Crisis Management for Leader – From Taylorized PR

Newest Faith-Based Guidance Document for PPP

Texas small business can now apply for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) to help with the COVID-19 crisis.

What’s an EIDL?

  • The SBA EIDL program can provide low-interest loans of up to $2M to businesses and private non-profits.
  • EIDLs may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills.
  • The interest rate is 3.75% for small businesses without credit available elsewhere. The interest rate for non-profits is 2.75%.
  • EIDLs have long-term repayment options, up to a maximum of 30 years. Terms are determined on a case-by-case basis, based on borrower’s ability to repay.

How do I apply?

The SBA Houston District Office will provide the latest information from SBA to help small businesses with their economic recovery from the effects of the Coronavirus. We will give information on how to apply and where you can get additional help with preparing and applying for an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan and PPP loan.


English Webinars (Monday April 6th– Friday April 10th )


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Meeting ID: 394-322-660


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Meeting ID: 847-743-171


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Meeting ID: 109-522-548


Spanish Webinars (Tuesday April 7th & Thursday April 9th)

Tuesday- 10:00am

Join by phone: +1 (210) 469-4148

Conference ID: 926749270

Thursday- 10:00am

Join by phone +1 (210) 469-4148

Conference ID: 618401479

COVID-19 Legislation Resources

COVID-19 Need to know from Congressman Kevin Brady

COVID-19 FAQ from Congressman Brady’s office

High-level List of Coronavirus Relief Measures

U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released official guidance from the President regarding the Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19. read more here

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has posted additional Questions and Answers regarding implementation of certain provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).   For your reference, the updated information begins with Question #38. read more..

The updated guidance, in part, further clarifies the definitions of an “emergency responder” and “health care provider.”The Department of Labor encourages you to forward this information to workers and employers in your state.

Please call at 202-693-4600 or email if you have any questions.

We know in times like these we all need to connect with our elected leaders. Here are links to contact them with your support or suggestions. We encourage everyone to be respectful!

We encourage our members to communicate with their elected officials to encourage direct support for small business!

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