We stand vigilant in providing resources to our business community to inform and educate on helping you make the best decisions for the health of your business and the health of your employees. We have received many questions about how to respond to upcoming challenges and uncertainty during this time and our aim is to direct you to resources that address these issues.
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation has compiled various resources for businesses, employees, and communities, including:
- State of Michigan: Coronavirus- For Employers and Workers
- Small Business Association: Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus
- SBDC On-Demand Webinar Library to access free educational content
Which can be found at their website, please visit MEDC.
How You Can Help Our Community
United Way Bay County – United Way Bay County COVID-19 Volunteer Form. The United Way of Bay County is working with many local organizations and community partners in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As we collaborate to address the needs of our community (especially those who are the most vulnerable such as senior citizens, children and the ALICE population), volunteers will be vital.
Bay Area Community Foundation – COVID-19 Community Response Fund administered by the Bay Area Community Foundation, will provide flexible resources to organizations in our area working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by coronavirus and the economic consequences of this outbreak.
Buy BC - Gift Car Stimulus Program - Bay Future, Inc. and the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce have partnered together to develop a gift card-stimulus program to assist businesses in Bay County that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The gift card stimulus program, Buy BC, will offer consumers an additional 25 percent in purchasing power at local businesses with 100 percent of proceeds going directly to area businesses. Businesses in the retail, restaurant, and service industries located in Bay County were encouraged to sign-up participate in the program.
We are here to help you, should you have any questions, regarding the resources available. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our team. As you know, this is a dynamically changing situation and we are happy to provide additional resources and will provide updates as necessary. Please follow Bay Future, Inc. on Facebook for additional information as it becomes available.