Relief. Re-Open. Recover.
MetroNorth has developed a three-pronged campaign to assist our members. We are focused on helping our members find financial RELIEF through connecting with resources like grants, loans, deferments, etc. We are focused on helping our members safely and timely RE-OPEN: partnering with the MN Retailers Association on re-opening Main Street retailers, curling the best practices and checklists on health and safety guidelines, etc. We are focused on helping our members RECOVER: providing resources for short and long-term recovery needs - marketing, employee engagement, customer re-acquisition, 'new normal' practices, etc.
Jan 14: Anoka County Covid-19 Relief Grant Application Now Open
Jan 11: PPP Loans Reopen Today for new and certain existing PPP borrowers; Visit Here for More Guidance
Jan 7 - UPDATE: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development Releases Applications for Movie Theater and Convention Center Grants
Jan 4 - SBA Extends Application Deadline for COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program
Dec 23- Grant Funds Available to Businesses, Nonprofits Affected by Pandemic
Dec 16- New Small Business Relief Package Details
Dec 12- Minnesota Covid-19 Resources that are available
Dec 7- Xcel Energy MN business customers impacted by pandemic or civil unrest may qualify for a rebate
Dec 4- MetroNorth Chamber publishes an updated north metro restaurant list for take out/delivery options; please support these establishments!
Dec 3- Minnesota Ready Coalition in Support of Immediate Assistance for Businesses - Letter to Congressional Delegation
Nov 25- Anoka County Announces Property Tax Relief: Deadline Extended
Nov 24 - MetroNorth joins MN Ready Coalition in advocating for urgent state relief for impacted businesses
Nov 4- Business and Nonprofit Relief Program Grants Still Available
Oct 20- Business 4 Business MSP Partnership Update
Sept 23- Coronavirus Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payment Information from the IRS
July 16- Lowe’s offering small business relief grants to minority-owned businesses
April 24- DEED begins making Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) payments for self-employed and independent contractors.
DEED Shared Work Program - an alternative to layoffs
Jan 11: SBA Launches Ascent, Online Platform for Women Business Owners
Dec 18- MetroNorth featured in NorthMetro TV update on Dec 18th
Dec 17- Covid-19 Vaccine Resources from the MN Chamber of Commerce
Dec 12- MetroNorth advocates with MN Ready Coalition to urge Gov. Walz to End the Pause.
Nov 4- The Center for Disease Control offers many effective cleaning practices
July 31- MN OSHA Printable Handouts
July 22- Best Practices to reopen from the MN Retailers Association
July 22- MN Department of Labor & Industry COVID-19 Preparedness Plan Template & Instructions
July 2- MN Chamber offers Best Practices for Reopening
June 10- DEED: Safely Returning to Work
May 1- Target Corporation shares their Best Practices for Reopening Plan
Minnesota Department of Health offers a lot of resources for employees and employers
Dec 29: DEED Update: New Federal Stimulus Legislation
Dec 22: Updated US Chamber Guide to Small Business Covid-19 Emergency Loans, including PPP and EIDL
Dec 11: MetroNorth ‘Coming out the Other Side of Covid-19’ event featured in local paper
July 29- MN Chamber launches Economic Recovery Dashboard with Realtime Updates
May 25- COVID-19 Resources for Retailers
May 20- The US Chamber Paycheck Protection Program Guide to Forgiveness