June 24, 2020
The Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce champions the growth of business and community through leadership and collaboration.
U.S. Small Business Adminstration (SBA) posted a revised, borrower-friendly Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness application. Click below for further information.
SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Advance Program Reopened to All Eligible Small Businesses and Non-Profits Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce has much to offer during these times. FAC is pleased to pass this important information to our network!
Property Tax Deferral Program Moves Unanimously Through House

The Michigan Chamber quickly identified the upcoming property tax bill as being a major problem for businesses who have been forced to shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more below!
Expanded Sales, Use and Withholding (SUW) Tax Relief Passes Senate

At the urging of the Michigan Chamber, the Michigan Department of Treasury announced late last month that businesses who had taken advantage of the Department’s SUW deferral for payments due in March, April and May could take part in a 6-month installment plan to get caught up on their SUW liabilities.
Small Business Restart Grants Approved by the Legislature

The Michigan House and Senate approved $100 million to be spent on grants to help small businesses as they reopen. 
No-Fault Auto Insurance Reform: Navigate Your Employee Questions –
FREE webinar

On July 2, 2020, changes to Michigan’s Auto Insurance Law will go into effect and employers may be on the receiving end of questions from employees about how their employer-sponsored health insurance impacts their ability to choose new Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits.
We've had great response from folks who enjoyed using MoGo bikes!

Your voice really helps. Reach out to your friends and neighbors in person, via email, and on your social media.
  • Follow MoGo on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and Like and share our posts.
  • Take a picture or video of yourself using MoGo in our expansion area. (Or, if you're not comfortable riding, simply use a picture of the bikes in their brand new stations.) Post it on your social media and be sure to tag @MoGoDetroit. 
  • Reach out to your friends and neighbors via email and community listservs such as NextDoor. You hold the key to sharing the news with the people who can use the program the most. Share the map of our service areas, maybe a link to our website.
Coronavirus-Focused Virtual Business Workshops Among
Several Offered by Oakland County Small Business Team

• Pivoting Your Business to Thrive in a New Environment
• Market Research Basics During the Coronavirus Crisis - Consumers Have Changed, Will You?
• How to Write a Business Plan in the New Economy

A 360° Perspective on Your Business
July 9 | 11 a.m.-noon
Oakland County Executive David Coulter will seek $32 million to help retail stores, restaurants and personal service businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Coulter will ask the Oakland County Board of Commissioners for the allocation to create the Oakland Together Economic Recovery Grants to provide an immediate infusion of capital to local businesses in the region.

If approved, the program would begin July 1. Funds would come from CARES Act and could help support payroll expenses, rent, mortgage payments, utility expenses and other routine business expenses.

“This small business community is a key driver to having a successful economy in Oakland County,” Coulter said. “As our small businesses reopen, we want to ensure they have the resources to keep their customers safe and recover from the downturn." 
Around the Town!

Rosie's O'Grady's has rolled out their new menu. And their pizza is back. Enjoy your meal in the biggest patio in Ferndale.
EnSoul Reopening!

Nature Walk: Water Media Paintings and Monotypes
by Laura Whitesides Host

Show Dates: - July 2-31, 2020
Reception: Friday, July 3 from 1-9pm

Come to Lawrence Street Gallery to see Whitesides show that displays 35-40 pieces.
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