Updated as of 10/15/2020 at 3:10 pm EST.
The CBICC urges business owners and individuals to take necessary precautions in order to keep our community as healthy as possible at this time.
If you have an idea that you would like to share, please contact the CBICC (firstname.lastname@example.org | 814-234-1829). Our staff continues to serve our members, even as our physical office complies with local, state, and/or federal guidelines.
This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will update this interim guidance as needed and as additional information becomes available. (Click for info.)
For real time updates about COVID-19 in Pennsylvania and impact by county, please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health's website. (social media graphics; cases-by-county data; data via animations; hospital capacity)
Resources for patients and community members available here.
* 4/10 donations (items, food, monetary) - view Wish List
* 3/26 drive-up testing by appointment
* 3/19 video with Dr. Joshi here
Centre Strong Pledge
May 29 - Centre County Enters Green Phase of Reopening
May 8 - Centre County Enters Yellow Phase of Reopening
May 1 - Golf Courses, Marinas, and Private Campgrounds Reopen
May 1 - Construction Sector Reopens
April 20 - Online Vehicle Sales
Plan to Reopen PA
Is your business #CentreStrong?
Take the pledge at CentreStrong.org to let employees, customers, and the community know that your business is serious about COVID-19 precautions.
Together, we are restarting our local economy while keeping the health of our neighbors in mind.
Thank you to our partners: Happy Valley Adventure Bureau, Downtown State College Improvement District, Bellefonte Intervalley Area Chamber of Commerce, Moshannon Valley Economic Development Partnership, and Centre County Government.
Attention Local Businesses:
Please complete this Centre County, PA Medical Manufacturer/Supply Survey!
Your supplies and manufacturing capacity may be needed at the local level first and then potentially at the state and/or federal level.
Click here to complete this short survey.
April 6 - Gov. Wolf announced that the PA Manufacturing Call to Action Portal was mobilized for manufacturers that are producing - or can pivot to produce - COVID-19 related products and/or supplies.
View Portal to Become a Supplier
Search for PPE Supplies to Purchase
If your home or business has extra N95 respirators, please consider making a donation to a local medical facility:
* Mount Nittany Health (email@example.com)
* Geisinger Gray's Woods (PRMARK@Geisinger.edu)
For more details, please see the CDC guidelines.
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) (CARES Act)
Small Business Administration (SBA) Loans & Resources
Main Street Lending Program
PA - Restaurants & Bars - Self-Certification Process
COVID-19 Relief Statewide Small Business Assistance
COVID-19 PA Hazard Pay Grant
PA Dept. of Agriculture - Dairy Cares Reimbursement Application
PIDA Loans (Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority
SEDA-CoG Local Loan Program
US Economic Development Administration - CARES Act - SEDA-CoG Loans
Business Grants - County Relief Block Grant - CARES Act - Centre County Government
Non-Profit Grants - County Relief Block Grant - CARES Act - Centre County Government
Rent Relief - CARES Act Rent Relief Program - Centre County Government Office of Adult Services
Centre County Government - Free Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Borough of State College - Sustain State College
Borough of State College - Refuse Credit
Employee Tax Retention Credit (CARES Act)
Additional Tax Information
Unemployment Office Information
Resource Library for Businesses:
In the area below, please find CBICC members (click image for more information) that specialize in business-to-business assistance:
CBICC members are ready to help navigate local business owners through this ever evolving time:
* Insurance Professionals
* Banks/Financial Institutions
* Other CBICC Professionals
Virtual & Informational Events
Please join us for virtual information sessions:
At-Home Learning Ideas
While students are out of school, we asked CBICC members what parents could teach their children or encourage them to explore on their own. Below, please find a slideshow of ideas; click an image to read more:
Members Helping Members
We also invite you to use the graphics (click to download) below to visibly show your support:
A Community of Action & Ideas
Please keep in mind that this evolving situation may impact some of the following ideas.
Many businesses have adjusted their hours and/or offer curbside pick-up or delivery services; many also have gift card options.
View CBICC members.
Ready to have some fun for a great cause? Let's play BINGO!
Get the image of the card here or print one here.
Share your pics as you complete your card!
* Marco Technologies
* Link Computer Corp
* United Datacom Networks Inc.
* View More CBICC Members
Make a donation.
Is your business ready?
* Customer Entrance
* Employee Entrance
If you business or organization needs to set-up a health check-point, Tailgate Guys has tents, tables, chairs, etc.
Whether you need a quiet room to work remotely or your family just needs a staycation, there are many hotels in our area that are at your service.
Many grocery stores are hiring!
* Subject to change
Downtown State College gift cards can be purchased online; a list of all participating businesses is also available online.
Click to view a list of downtown State College businesses with adjusted hours, services, and individual gift card capabilities. Please note, the evolving situation may impact this data.
Click here to see if their hours have changed and/or if the business is offering curb-side/delivery services.
Free offer to share your business' story in 200 words or less. Submit story and photo to:
More details available here.
Click for more details.
Tip your favorite server via Venmo. Click here.
Servers, add your information to the list. Click here.
* Need Assistance? Call 2-1-1 or click here.
* West Penn Power - payment options and assistance
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