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Supporting Your Business Through COVID-19

Your Chamber team is working hard to keep you updated on the latest news regarding COVID-19 and the resources that are available to your business or organization. We know this is a challenging time and we’re here to walk through it with you. If we can help answer any questions for you, please contact us.

We're glad you've landed on our business resource page. Here you can find information on small business resources, local business operating updates, restaurant updates, information for employees, and legislative updates.

Missouri Stay-At-Home order effective April 6.

Effective 12:01 a.m. April 6, a Stay-At-Home order is in effect for the state of Missouri. Below is a link to additional information for businesses from the Missouri Department of Economic Development regarding Missouri Governor Parson's Stay-At-Home order.  Click here to view the order.

DED Business Guidance

You can find the explanation of essential businesses here:

Stone County stay-at-home and non-essential business closure recommendation.

Effective 12:01 a.m April 4, the Stone County Commission issued a stay-at-home and non-essential business closure recommendation and will be in effect until rescinded or modified.

The commission was joined in support by the cities of Branson West, Crane, Galena, Hurley, Kimberling City and Reeds Spring; the Villages of Indian Point and McCord Bend; the Hurley Fire Protection District, the Stone County Fire Protection District, Stone County Office of Emergency Management and the Stone County Health Department.

The order includes a broad list of essential businesses, and allows other businesses to continue “minimum basic operations,” ceasing all in-person operations.

If you have questions about your business status, please call us at (417) 739-2564 and we’ll do our best to get the answer for you.

Read the full order here:

COVID-19 business recovery resources.

The federal government has created 2 loan options, one which could provide some advance emergency grant funding, which are available to small businesses due to the impact of COVID-19.

Business Guides & Checklists from the US Chamber of Commerce


Small Business Disaster Loans

The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program (also known as 7b or EIDL) provides small businesses with low-interest working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. Small business owners applying for an EIDL loan are also eligible to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000.

The loan advance will provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. Funds will be made available within three days of a successful application, and this loan advance will not have to be repaid.

More info and to apply:

More information on loan programs can be found here.

Small Business Development Center (Springfield, MO)  We are here to support you - the small business owner - during this time. 

We're offering meetings every day to talk current business owners. We can help you think through risk, diversifying offerings, apply for disaster relief funds, and more. You can schedule a virtual meeting with a business consultant at a time that works best for you. As always, the cost for our consulting is covered by our funding partners.  BOOK A MEETING ONLINE 


Paycheck Protection Loans
CARES Act Highlights

More tools to help your business.

What To Do Right Now

Table Rock Lake Chamber members may utilize tools like Hot Deals and Member Service Announcements.  To utilize these programs or to discuss other tools available, call 417-739-2564 or email

Best practices

Here is some of the best advice we have received for small business from multiple webinars and conference calls we have participated in:

  • Even if you’re not sure if you’ll need an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan, apply. You don’t have to take the loan if you’re approved.
  • Document (in detail) all impacts your business has experienced as a result of COVID-19.
  • Talk to your current lender as many banks are offering debt assistance at this time.
  • Before closing your business, check with your insurance company to see if you have business interruption insurance and if it applies.
  • If you’re a hospitality business, now is the time to nurture your existing and past customers. Consider creating an email newsletter. Use virtual tours on your website and social media to entertain. Except restaurants, move your messaging away from a marketing or sales approach to a more simple “we’re here” message. Travel will be impacted in the short term, but not forever. Stay in front of your potential customers with a soft approach.

YELP tools & free upgrades for restaurants and bars.

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