Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce • 860.646.2223


January 2021

COVID-19 Guide for Businesses

COVID-19 Guide for Businesses
from the
Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce


The GMCC is dedicated to assisting all of our Members get through these uncertain times. We are all in this together, and as a community with a strong local government and incredibly resilient businesses, we have no doubt that we will endure and come out the other side stronger and wiser. 

Please keep this resource on hand for important links to current information and updates. We have also included a business checklist to assist you when assessing the next steps for your business. Click here for full document with links and your business checklist.


SBA Disaster Assistance loans now approved for CT businesses! Click here

IRS Filing extensions: The Department of Revenue Services has extended deadlines for filing and payments associated with certain state business tax returns.
Details are on DRS website Click here

Unemployment assistance: Workers directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic no longer must be actively searching for work. And employers who are furloughing workers can use the Department of Labor’s shared work program, which allows businesses to reduce working hours and have those wages supplemented with unemployment insurance. DOL has more info Click here

Don’t layoff, Work Share! - Check out this service from the DOL Click here

Latest information on the Corona Virus in CT Click here

Center for Disease Control Click here



Our team is currently in the office but not accepting visitors unless appointment was previously approved. If you are planning on stopping in to the office and do not have an appointment, you are first required to call 860.646.2223 for policy status on receipt of visitors. Those in need of Certificate of Origins, you will also need to call first.

We are taking one day at a time. If at any point we need to vacate the office for further safety precautions, we have the resources to work remotely. We are practicing responsible social distancing, and ask that you seriously consider the same.

Social media can be a powerful and free tool, so we ask businesses who have updates they would like to share with the public, to share on our Facebook page here . (ex. ABC Restaurant offering free delivery, St. _____Church offering video masses beginning today, DEF Hardware Store now offering delivery for orders over $25, GHI Counseling offering video sessions, JKLFlorist now delivering to West of the RIver, Restaurant Z Corned Beef and Cabbage St. Patty's meal delivery or takeout, etc.)

We wish you all good health and strength to weather this difficult time. Please call us at 860.646.2223 or email

Your Chamber Team & Leadership


GMCC, 20 Hartford Rd.

Friday January 1, 2021

New Years Day

The GMCC office is closed on New Year's Day.

Thursday January 7, 2021

Grand Opening - Stumpy's Hatchet House

Celebrate the grand opening of this Manchester-based hatchet throwing venue.

Friday January 8, 2021

Business Referral Group - Friday Business Exchange

Please note location change for this meeting!

Tuesday January 12, 2021

Business Referral Group - Silk City Super Stars

BRG group meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month.

Wednesday January 13, 2021

Ambassador Club Luncheon

Ambassador Club monthly luncheon.

Friday January 15, 2021

Breakfast Links

Members getting together to network and enjoy coffee & breakfast goodies.

Monday January 18, 2021

Friday January 22, 2021

Business Referral Group - Friday Business Exchange

This BRG meets the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month.

Tuesday January 26, 2021

Sound Solutions: Tax Webinar

Learn how tax reforms affect you and your business.

Business Referral Group - Silk City Super Stars

BRG group meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month.

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