• COVID-19

  • Small Business Resources

    -MN Chamber Best Practices for Reopening, here

    -Anoka County Board Allowing Temporary Signage for Businesses, here 

    -The US Department of Treasury FAQ for the Payment Protection Program, here 

    -Coronavirus Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments, here

    -Small Business Administration Resources, here

    -SBA's Employee Retention Tax Credit, here

    -US Chamber of Commerce guide on Emergency Loans, here

    -Minnesota Department of Health Resources, here 

    -Anoka County updates and impacts, here

    -The MN Chamber of Commerce tool kit for businesses, here

    -Recover and repair your business during this pandemic, here

    -Monthly Sales and Use Tax info for bars/restaurants, here

    -Filing or Payment Deadlines from the IRS, here

    -A guide for small businesses who need help, here

    -Brooklyn Park Businesses Invited to Apply for An Emergency Small Business Loan, here

  • Unemployment Resources

    -Workers that have been laid off or have had their hours reduced, learn more about what MN DEED has to offer, here

    -Workers can also learn more about unemployment benefits from the Minnesota Unemployment Insurance, here

    -If you are an employer seeking other alternatives to layoffs, you can learn more about the Shared Work Program, here

    -If you’re a business or a worker who has questions about how unemployment insurance works, you can learn more, here

    -If you or your workers have questions about unemployment insurance, you can learn more from DEED, here

    -If you are going to apply for unemployment benefits, APPLY ONLINE. Phone lines are jammed and have long waiting lines. The URL is  www.uimn.org

  • Health Resources

    -For effective cleaning practices, learn more from the Center for Disease Control, here

    -Everyone should know the signs and symptoms of COVID-19, as well as prevention. You can learn from the Mayo Clinic, here

    -If you are an employee, employer, or a business owner in need of guidance or information,  learn more about the types of resources currently offered by the Minnesota Department of Health, here 

  • Education

    -If you are an educator or a parent, the Dept. of Education has resources, here


    Links to local school districts are as follows: 

    Anoka Hennepin

    Spring Lake Park 



  • Upcoming Events

  • Updates

    April 20- Governor Walz Expands Outdoor Recreation & MnRA Releases Critical Next Steps Plan, learn more, here

    April 9- Governor Walz extended the Stay-at-Home Order through May 3.  Learn more about updated essential worker status through EO 20-30, here 

    March 31- From the IRS: Economic Impact Payments- What you need to know 

    March 28- 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 #38The updated guidance, in part, further clarifies the definitions of an “emergency responder” and “health care provider.”

    March 28- Congress has approved $350 billion in emergency loans for small businesses to help them keep workers employed. In fact, if small businesses maintain or later restore their payrolls, they may not have to repay some — or possibly any — of the loan. Here’s a guide and checklist from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to help your small business through the process. 

    March 25- Executive Order 20-20Governor Walz signed Executive Order 20-20 and announced a Stay at Home order  from Friday, March 27 at 11:59 p.m. until Friday, April 10, which officially limits the activities for which we can leave our homes. The Governor is also extending the closure of schools until May 4 and bars and restaurants until May 1. 

    March 19- In line with the state’s continued response to COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Revenue is granting a 30-day Sales and Use Tax grace period for businesses identified in Executive Order 20-04. During this time the department will not assess penalties or interest.

    March 18- The Treasury Department and IRS are extending the due date for Federal income tax payments due April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020, for payments due of up to $10 million for corporations and up to $1 million for individuals - regardless of filing status - and other unincorporated entities. Associated interest, additions to tax, and penalties for late payment will also be suspended until July 15, 2020. via https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/sm948

  • How You Can Help 

    -Allina call on public for donations of face masks, learn more here


  • Additional Resources

    -COVID-19 Business Resource & Preparedness Center, learn more here

    -Engaging Remote Workers (SHRM), learn more here

    -What businesses with under 500 employees need to know about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, watch the webinar here

    -Best practices for retail shopping, learn more here 

    -Social Security recipients will receive economic impact payments, learn more here

    -MetroNorth Chamber launches MetroNorth Cares Facebook page to support local businesses, as highlighted on North Metro TV, learn more here