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  • White County Strong

    This page is designed to keep you abreast of the rapidly changing COVID-19 information.  This page will be filled with confirmed, regularly updated and actionable information that can help your business continue to be agile.  If you cannot find information that you find pertinent, please email us at info@whitecountychamber.org.  Your question might be a question that can help more businesses.  We are here to help.

  • White County Strong

    Since 1987, your White County Chamber of Commerce has been banner-carrier for small business, free enterprise, quality growth and community response. Over the  years, we have faced some unsteady economic times.  And like before, we are here to help rally the troops, lobby for economic relief, and serve in many local and regional business purposes.  In our current national healthcare crisis with COVID-19, we continue to drive plans for businesses preparedness and the economic recovery that will soon follow.   We acknowledge that our industries of tourism, healthcare, insurance, retail, hospitality and manufacturing are hard hit by this pandemic driven economic downturn and we are working to support those businesses and others as we move forward....TOGETHER.  Because we are WHITE COUNTY STRONG. 

  • SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES

    US Small Business Admin     Office of Governor Kemp      Small Business Dev Ctr       US Chamber          GA Chamber      GADOL     CDC   Small Business Administration Disaster Loans     

     

    UPDATE: COVID-19 Testing is now available for all Georgians. For more information, click here.

     

    Reopening Georgia's Economy Phase 1 - April 20, 2020

    For the full document click here

     

    Georgia Governor Brian Kemp Executive order Monday, April 20, 2020 - Click here.  

    GADOL - 

    Unemployment info for individuals who are self-employed, gig workers, 1099 independent contractors, employees of churches, employees of non-profits, or those with limited work history who do not qualify for state unemployment benefits, click here.

     

    IMPORTANT UPDATE:  Employers are required to file partial claims on behalf of their employees whenever it is necessary to temporarily reduce work hours or there is no work available for a short period. Any employer found to be in violation of this rule will be required to reimburse GDOL for the full amount of unemployment insurance benefits paid to the employee. Please view the following video as a guide to making application.

     

    The Family and Medical Leave Act poster if available for free by clicking hereSome of the statutes and regulations enforced by the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) require that posters or notices be posted in the workplace. Please note that posting requirements vary by statute; that is, not all employers are covered by each of the statutes administered by the WHD and thus may not be required to post a specific notice. For example, some small businesses may not be covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act and thus would not be subject to the Act's posting requirements. Please note that that this page only contains information and links to federal WHD poster requirements only. For more information regarding other federal employment posters, please visit the Department's Poster Elaws AdvisorPoster Page or Poster Frequently Asked Questions. For state posting requirements, contact your State Department of Labor.

     

    Small Business Administration Disaster Loans - 

    There are currently (03/31/2020) two available SBA loans.  Your business may be eligible for one or both.  For a quick comparison of the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) and the Emergency Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) click here. For a recorded update from United Community Bank on 03/30/2020, click here.

    Synopsis of the CARES relief package updated Saturday, March 28 at Noon.  Read the full document here.

    For the online application by clicking here.

    To listen to an update from our call with U.S. Small Business Administrator Jovita Carranza to discuss the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the small business community, click here.

     

    Webinars

    How to track your cash flow weekly - SCORE

  • RESTAURANT , TAKEOUT , DELIVERY & CURBSIDE

    Cleveland 

    Bojangles DRIVE THRU                                                                                                                   

    770-965-7240 

    Captain D's DRIVE THRU, TAKE-OUT, ONLINE ORDERS

    (706) 348-6960

    Chick-Fil-A DRIVE THRU, CURBSIDE, DELIVERY

    (706) 865-1738

    Clyde’s Table and Tavern DINE-IN, TAKE-OUT, CURBSIDE                  

    706-607-8707   

    Creekside Deli  (closed) Opening June 1st

    706-865-3666

    Dairy Queen DRIVE THRU

    (706) 865-2213

    Dunkin’ Donuts DRIVE THRU                                                                               

    706-865-2072   

    El Campesino  DINE-IN, TAKE-OUT

    (706) 348-1275

    Glenda's  DRIVE THRU, CURBSIDE

    (706) 865-7850

    Huddle House CURBSIDE

    (706) 865-5922  

    McDonald's  DRIVE THRU

    (706) 865-9795        

    North GA BBQ DINE-IN, TAKE-OUT

    (706) 744-6358

    Papa Johns DELIVERY

    (706) 865-0110

    RibCountry TAKE-OUT, CURBSIDE, DINE IN (STARTING 3/15/20)                                                                                                                                     

    (706) 865-1119     

    The Soda Fountain Café DINE-IN, TAKE-OUT  **Note new address 184 West Kytle Street, Suite C**

    706-865-5588                                                                    

    Kitchen of Dana TAKE-OUT                                            

    706-348-1535     

    Walmart TAKE-OUT

    706-219-2304   

     

    Helen

    Bigg Daddys TAKE-OUT, CURBSIDE, DINE-IN

    706-878-2739

    Chattahoochee Cheese Market OPEN

    (706) 878-7212

    Cimmi’s Café DINE-IN

    706-878-6037

    Cowboys and Angels DINE-IN, TAKE-OUT

    706-878-3433

    Hofbrauhaus DINE-IN, CURBSIDE

    706-878-2488

    Hofer's Bakery & Cafe DINE-IN, TAKE-OUT

    706-878-8200

    North Georgia BBQ TAKE-OUT

    (706) 878-5753

    The Troll Tavern DINE-IN, TAKE-OUT

    706-878-3117

    Valhalla DINE-IN

    (706) 878-2200

     

    Sautee Nacoochee

    Bernie's OPEN (reservations required)

    (706) 878-3830

     

     

  • Shopping

    These businesses offer on-line shopping, over the phone orders, curbside service and/or gift cards.

    Cleveland

    Smoky Mountain Trader

    Bloom Salon + Spa

    Cleveland Drug Company - Drive-thru and gift certificates

    Cleveland Florist - Call-in Orders (706) 348-1297

    Factory Connections Gift Cards available 

    Nora Mill General Store - on-line, curbside delivery, gift certificates

    Quilt'n Kaboodle - Call-in Orders, curbside delivery and gift certificates 706-865-0065 

    Revival Gifts and Apparel - on-line shopping, curbside delivery, and gift cards 

    Roger's Ace Hardware - call-in orders, curbside delivery, gift certificates 706-865-2184

    Straight Shooters Guns and Ammo - on-line orders, gift certificates

    Velvet's Vintage on-line and call in orders, gift certificates 706-219-0229

    White County Farmers' Exchange curbside pickup 706-865-2831

     

    Helen

    Betty's Country Store

    Hansel and Gretel Candy Kitchen

    Nora Mill Granary - on-line, curbside delivery, gift certificates

    The Glass Blowing Shop - on-line orders for shipping, call-in orders for curbside pick-up 706-878-3156

    Wildwood General Store - call-in orders and gift cards 706-878-5373

     

    Sautee Nacoochee

    Lavender Cottage and Garden on-line orders, curbside pickup, phone in orders  *Free shipping with $50 order

    Amy's Green Cleaning - Order online

    Old Sautee Store - Phone -in orders, curbside delivery, gift cards 1-888-463-9853

  • LOCAL HEALTH UPDATES

                         The President's Coronavirus Guidelines for America - 15 Days to Slow the Spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)                                                                     Office of Georgia Gov Brian Kemp                      GA Dept of Public Health                                                 White Co Emergency Management                   City of Cleveland                                         City of Helen        Northeast Georgia Health System (hospital)          

     

    UPDATE: COVID-19 testing is now available for all Georgians. For more information, click here.

     

    White County State of Emergency and Protective Ordinance Resolution 03262020    

    City of Cleveland Ordinance 03262020 and for more information click here

     

        

  • REMOTE WORKING TIPS

    Forbes Magazine: 5 Essential Corona Virus Work from Home Tech Tips

    1. Get dressed. Working in your pajamas sounds cool, but you will feel a bit lazy and too relaxed. Plus, if you start a work call and hit the video button by mistake, well…
    2. Carve out a dedicated work area, even if it is temporary during this Coronavirus situation. A separate workspace is healthy as well as keeping to your regular work routine, even though you are not in the office. Plus, it lets you close the door and leave work behind.
    3. Replicate your office work tech as much as possible. If you work with two screens, haul them home for this time. If you don’t have two screens, why not?
    4. Since you might not have an ergonomic desk and chair setup at home, plan to take more physical breaks to get up, stretch, move around. Avoid the fridge, though. Keep your normal coffee break and lunch time, but avoid distractions.
    5. Get noise-cancelling headphones if you need to listen in to a conference call and your kid is running around. Or read about Krisp here. Or, get good and fast with that mute button.
    PLATFORMS FOR VIRTUAL MEETINGS
    -Skype for Business: audio and video conferencing. You will need to create a Skype account, and then you're able to sync with SharePoint in Microsoft, and share media. FREE download.
    -Facebook Messenger: able to text chat, audio message, or face-to-face web conferencing within the app, may be useful for getting into contact directly with businesses through their Facebook page, FREE .
    -Zoom: used by many educators currently. Easy to use, chat/audio/video available, can show screen in real-time, can be online or in app, FREE to sign up by using work email, ZoomPlus offers more for a price
    -GoToMeeting: one-click meetings, collaboration meetings made easier, webinars available, cloud recordings, Office365 plug in, Cost starting at $12.00.
    -TeamViewer:software for audio and video conferences, interactive screen sharing, Cost starting at $49.00.
    -Microsoft Teams:uses SharePoint to share files in Office programs, conference calls, group chat, FREE to those with Office365 program package, Costs start at $12.95/month for others.

     

     

  • The White County Chamber seeks to provide access to recommendations, regulations, services and expertise to its members. During the COVID-19 pandemic, this mission remains constant. Prior to acting, members should consult their own professional advisors for information and counsel specific to the individual and unique situations faced by organizations, individuals and corporations. The opinions, interpretations and recommendations of the White County Chamber are informational only and should not be relied upon by the recipient as legal or professional advice. The White County Chamber makes no representations as to the accuracy or reliability of the content contained herein. Users of this information accept any and all risks associated with the use of such information and agree that the White County Chamber has no liability to user.