Business Resources

Chamber Event Policy

City Info

Face Covering Declaration and Order. A City Council vote resulted in the mayor’s execution of a termination which ended the mandate for face coverings in St. Joseph on Tuesday, March 23, at 11:59pm. Businesses may still require customers and/or employees to wear face coverings. Read more here. 

Loan/Grant/Tax Credit Info

FAQs about PPP — Treasury Department

Employee Retention Tax Credit Guide — U.S. Chamber of Commerce

SBA – Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

Spire Small Business Relief Program — Relief is available for local small business owners who need help with natural gas bills. Apply here.

State Info

Missouri Department of Labor
COVID-19 FAQ for Businesses and Workers – Unemployment, Workers Compensation Info

If the company is reducing hours but still operating, the Shared Work Program may be a good option. This allows employees to work few hours and receive unemployment benefits for the days they are not scheduled to work. More info here.

If a person is on temporary or permanent layoff, here is the link to file an unemployment claim.

If the person is permanently separated from an employer there are workforce training options and support which is explained in this Employment Transition Team video.

If an employer wants to protest an unemployment claim, see this page.

If a company wants to speak to a workforce coordinator about any of the above, the can contact Becky Weiderholt, Workforce Coordinator

Missouri Small Business Development Center — check this site for all things related to small business, including COVID-19 resources.

Health & Safety

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Keeping Workplaces, Schools, Home and Commercial Establishments Safe

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

U.S. Food & Drug Administration