COVID-19: Important Community Information
The Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce is providing the following information and links as our communities continue to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Chamber has launched “Oakland’s Open,” a crowdsourced list of organizations providing modified services during COVID-19. Support these #OAKPROUD organizations where and when you can. Help us build the list by letting us know how you’re adapting and/or which spots you know are operational. The list is open to businesses whether or not they are a Chamber member. Email the Chamber to be included.
A one-stop resource list for essential COVID-19 information, links.
BUSINESS WORKER RESOURCES
For Business/Worker information from the City of Oakland.
OAKLAND FUND FOR PUBLIC INNOVATION
The Oakland COVID-19 Relief Fund will provide immediate grants to nonprofit organizations working on the frontlines. We are committed to a thoughtful, rapid, and transparent process to disperse the funds collected. The Fund will focus on four priority areas: food, homelessness, community health, and economic security.
STIMULUS FOR SMALL BUSINESS
On April 9 the Chamber hosted a webinar with Julie Clowes, Director of the Small Business Administration District Office, to help small businesses and nonprofits navigate the federal stimulus package and other options. Both Chamber members and nonmembers can view the recorded webinar here and access the slides here.
BRIEFING: STATE OF THE ECONOMY I
The Chamber's economist Chris Thornberg of Beacon Economics gave a presentation on April 14 about what the COVID crisis is likely to do to our economy and how and when it might recover. The session is available here.
METRO CHAMBER TOWN HALL
Mayor Libby Schaaf and incoming City Administrator Ed Reiskin spoke to a members-only gathering of businesses and nonprofits on April 22. The video is available here.
BRIEFING: STATE OF THE ECONOMY II
The Chamber's economist Chris Thornberg of Beacon Economics gave a second presentation on May 13 about what the future recovery might look like. The session is available here.
Check the Chamber's Facebook page for ongoing Chamber and Community information.
SIGN UP NOW: ROADMAP TO RECOVERY
As state and county shelter in place health orders are modified and in support of the City of Oakland's Economic Recovery Advisory Council, the Chamber is convening businesses looking to reopen with modified restrictions to engage in conversation about best practices, ask questions, and share information. These informal gatherings will initially begin with four business sectors: restaurant/coffee shops, retail, manufacturing, and personal services. County and state orders are expected to evolve quickly, as will the content and speakers of these conversations. If you’re interested in participating, please fill out this form. Space is limited to facilitate easy dialogue but information will be shared afterwards. This information will be shared with the Economic Recovery Advisory Council during their meetings to ensure broad input.
Our first discussions will be held on:
Thursday, May 21st at 10AM for Retail
Friday, May 22nd at 10AM for Restaurants
SIGN UP HERE