COVID-19 Resources


4/28/2021: SBA announces the opening of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, the fund opens on Monday, May 3rd at 9AM MST (12pm EDT). Read the announcement here.

4/26/2021: SBA launches supplemental target advance for small businesses hit hardest by COVID-19.

4/21/2021: SBA announces guidelines for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. Read announcement and guidelines.

3/25/2021: Application for the SBA Shuttered Venue Operations Grant is available here. SBA announces increase to lending limit for Economic Injury Disaster Loans. Read the press release here.

3/15/2021: The American Rescue Plan Act was signed by the Senate. Review the plan American Rescue Plan Act – AZ Analysis.

3/5/2021: Governor Ducey issues new executive order on occupancy limits expiration. Read the article here.

3/3/2021: Updated guidance on the Shuttered Venue Grant Operators.

2/11/2021: COVID-19 Relief Report from the SBA

2/1/2021: New Paycheck Protection Program Frequently Asked Questions. New FAQs on the Shuttered Venue Grant Operators, view SVOG FAQ.

Chamber Updates

1/11/2021: SBA and Treasury announces the re-open of PPP loans. Read about it here.

December 31, 2020: SBA has announced an extension of the EIDL loan. Read about it here.

October 2020: Network QC Luncheon and Women in Business have moved to a hybrid event style with limited amount of in-person tickets available. Subscribe to our emails or visit the calendar of events to register for the events.

8/18/2020: From SBA: Be Alert About Email Phishing Scams. Read the information here.

8/11/2020: Watch the August Network QC Luncheon: Virtual Education featuring Elaine Kessler on “Being a Yes in a No World”

Town of Queen Creek has partnered with Hownd to help generate immediate cash sales and future foot traffic for brink-and-mortar businesses. Local businesses are invited to work with Hownd to make their promotional offers available to nearby consumers. View more information and sign up here

7/14/2020: Watch July Network QC Luncheon: The Future of Education.

5/12/2020: Watch May Network QC Luncheon: Virtual Edition about “A Leadership Guide to Navigating Change”

4/24/2020: Watch Biz U: 12 Steps to Pivoting Your Marketing

Governor Ducey Updates

3/25/2021: Governor Ducey announces business guidance transitions from requirements to recommendations and local mandates will be phased out. Read the article here. View the Executive order here.

3/5/2021: Governor Ducey issues new executive order on occupancy limits expiration. Read the article here.

12/2/2020: Governor Ducey and state officials give COVID-19 update. Included in the updates, Governor Ducey signed an executive order easing regulations on outdoor dining and $1.2 million more to support Arizona restaurants. Watch the press conference here and read the news release here.

9/10/2020: Governor Ducey and state officials give COVID-19 update. Watch the press conference here.

8/10/2020: Arizona Department of Health Services announces phased reopening plan for paused industries. 

6/29/2020: Governor Ducey announces a delay for in-person school until August 17th and pauses operations on gyms, bars, movie theaters, water parks and tubing rentals for the next 30 days.

5/28/2020: Governor Ducey announces youth sports can resume following CDC guidelines and school will resume for the 2020-2021 school year.

5/12/2020: Governor Ducey announces gyms and pools can re-open May 13th following guidance, major league sports can resume in AZ on May 15th without fans, and the Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected order expires on May 15th.

4/29/2020: Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected is extended to May 15th, there will be limited re-opening of certain businesses beginning May 4th and some restaurants potentially May 12th, and gradual re-openings phased in through the month. 

Business Resources

Small Business Relief Assistance Programs

Safest Outside Restaurant Assistance Program
This program is designed to assist bars and restaurants in funding infrastructure needed to expand their premises. It is aligned with a new Executive Order by Governor Ducey that reduces regulator hurdles for restaurants to safely expand their premises outdoors.

Town of Queen Creek

Maricopa County

Better Business Bureau Main Street Matters Grant Program

SBA Paycheck Protection Program
PPP — Loan Forgiveness FAQs 

Pinal County Business Sustainability Program

Community Resources

Maricopa County’s Take Care program is designed to help keep residents and businesses healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Offering rental assistance, small business relief grants and free health resources. View more information here.

The Arizona Commerce Authority has launched a statewide initiative to help Arizona’s small businesses respond to the immediate impacts of COVID-19, plan for the future and return stronger.  Click the icon to watch the webinars.

SCORE hosts FREE webinars every week on small business tips and strategies presented by business experts and mentors.

Hosts webinars with the SBA on small business resources, tips and strategies.