Hamilton County Chamber of Commerce
Honoring the Past, Ensuring the Future
CARES Act - What is it?
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. Known as the Paycheck Protection Program, the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans
to small businesses.
Importantly, these loans may be forgiven if borrowers maintain their payrolls during the crisis or restore their payrolls afterward.
The administration soon will release more details including the list of lenders offering loans under the program. In the meantime, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has issued this guide to help small businesses and self-employed
individuals prepare to file for a loan.
This is a NEW request from the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity regarding the impact of COVID-19 on your business. Please fill out this short questionnaire below. Please return the form to Kim Watson - firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2020 College Scholarship Application is available below. Students pursuing a degree in Culinary Arts or Business Education will be considered eligible. A portion of proceeds from our recent HamCo Food & Brew Fest will be put toward a scholarship.
The Mission of the Hamilton County Chamber of Commerce is to advance business interests through education, networking, marketing, legislation, and economic initiatives.
Scroll down to learn more about the Hamilton County Chamber of Commerce and what we do to promote business in our area.
Who We Are
The Hamilton County Chamber of Commerce is currently comprised of over 50 members, including home-based businesses, non-profit organizations, and large corporations. Our Chamber works hard to ensure a positive and proactive presence in the community.
We want to see our members succeed, and make the most of their membership!
What We Do
Our job is to serve our members, whether it be through promotion, providing networking opportunities, or assisting each business/organization to thrive and reach their goals. We are actively involved in our community.
Our events, projects, and overall objectives are made possible by our valued members' generous contributions of time, effort, and sponsorships.
The Hamilton County Chamber of Commerce works closely with state, county, and city governments to provide both educational resources and promotional events that benefit our member businesses.
Check our Events page to see what's coming up, and visit the websites of our community partners, such as the City of McLeansboro.
PO Box 456
McLeansboro, IL 62859