Government Affairs

Latest Video Update from President & CEO Scott Martin


April 3, 2020 - In today's video briefing, President & CEO Scott Martin visits with Norman Regional Foundation Executive Director, Erin Barnhart, about the evolving list of needs at Norman Regional Health System and the different ways we can support them as they fight this pandemic. In addition to the much-needed N95 medical masks, they are also asking for volunteers to sew masks, make face shields, donate, and deliver Meals on Wheels. You can find the full list with more information below.

Together 4 Norman Biz Facebook Group

The Norman Chamber has created a Facebook group for Norman businesses to share best practices called "Together 4 Norman Biz". Norman businesses can post updates on this GROUP about what they are doing and they how responding during the pandemic. We encourage our members and their business's page to join the group and the conversation. Click the box below to join the group.

Norman Regional Health System NEEDS YOUR HELP!

The Norman Chamber is working with the Norman Regional Foundation and Cleveland County to collect masks and other PPE's for Norman Regional Health System. Click the box below below for more details about this program.


Need a Healthcare Provider? Click HERE

Stop the Spread!

Help STOP THE SPREAD informational flyers are now available for businesses to display in their store fronts. Below are links to two PDFs for businesses to download, print, and display. Please contact the Chamber at (405) 321-7260 for information.


COVID-19 PREVENTION FLYER - 8.5x11 PDF

COVID-19 PREVENTION FLYER - 11x17 PDF

Norman Businesses Support

The Norman Chamber of Commerce and VisitNorman are working together to collect information from Norman restaurants and businesses to help with assistance, provide resources, and communicate pertinent information.

If you are a business in Norman and need to relay information on what you are doing in response to COVID-19, please fill out the Norman Business Questionnaire below. To see the results of the questionnaire, please click the Norman Business Updates button.




In addition, VisitNorman is building a list of diners and restaurants during the closure of public dining to find out who is providing alternative services. If you are a restaurant or diner, please fill out the Restaurant Questionnaire below. Click the Restaurant Updates button to see the results.



Financial Assistance/Advice Team

Helpful Resources for Businesses

sba.gov/disaster - Low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters.

damage.ok.gov - Report economic injury to your small business.

Paycheck Protection Program
As of Friday, April 3, the Small Business Administration opened application processing for the SBA Payment Protection Program. Below are the required forms; an application checklist and fact sheet. You are strongly encourage to check with your bank to see if they are accepting PPP applications. Your local bank will be able to assist you with the application process.

PPP Fact Sheet  |  Lender Application Form  |  Borrower Application Form  |  Borrower Form Addendum

Interim Final Rule  |  Application Checklist  |  Payroll Calculator  |  Addendum A

Other General Resources regarding COVID-19 for Businesses

City of Norman
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Small Business Administration
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
United Way
University of Oklahoma

Past Video Updates

March 31, 2020 - President & CEO Scott Martin discusses more resources that are available to Norman business owners including guidelines from the US Chamber of Commerce, webinars provided by the Small Business Administration, and a Facebook group the Chamber has developed for Norman businesses to share best practices called "Together 4 Norman Biz".

March 27, 2020 – In today's Chamber COVID19 video briefing, President/CEO Scott Martin announces an initiative the Chamber has launched in partnership with the Norman Regional Health System Foundation and Cleveland County. The Chamber is coordinating donations of priority equipment needed by NRHS.


March 25, 2020: Norman is OPEN for Business! In today's video briefing, President/CEO Scott Martin addresses the two orders that came down yesterday from Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt and Norman Mayor Breea Clark, and what this all means for Norman businesses.

March 21 Video Briefing: BREAKING NEWS! The Small Business Association has approved economic disaster relief loans for ALL OF OKLAHOMA. Which means businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19 can apply for low interest disaster loans. Visit sba.gov/disaster to apply.

 
March 20 COVID19 briefing
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In today's Chamber COVID19 Update, President & CEO Scott Martin discusses the teams and resources that the Chamber is collecting. We have a list of Financial and Tech advisers available for businesses affected, plus compiling lists of companies hiring displaced workers.


March 19 COVID19 briefing - 
President & CEO Scott Martin announces that the Chamber staff will now be remotely working from home but are available through EMAIL and the Chamber's office number. The Chamber is collecting information from businesses and providing the results via our website. We are also forming support teams that can help businesses during this stressful time with Tech support and Financial advice.


March 17 COVID19 briefing - 
President & CEO Scott Martin addresses Mayor Breea Clark's extended declaration and what that entails for Norman's businesses, and what is happening on a federal level to assist local businesses.

















March 16 Video Briefing
 - President & CEO Scott Martin addresses the community regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and how we can help local businesses.