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Texas City - La Marque Chamber of Commerce
The mission of the Texas City - La Marque Chamber of Commerce is to serve our members and enhance economic and community development. Our vision is to be recognized as a vital resource, providing relevant, innovative and impactful programming that produces a healthy business climate and enhance quality of life.
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At the Texas City – La Marque Chamber of Commerce, we’re working to keep our members informed and connected with our community as we learn more about the Coronavirus. We know that you are also experiencing unexpected challenges, and we’re committed to providing as much support as possible. We have both remote and on-site staff, but we are ALL available by phone, text or email. Please utilize us as a means for communicating any information that will benefit your business. Our eblasts are your platform to communicate with the community. We are postponing meetings and events that were scheduled for this month and will update you on future dates. Our priority is the safety of our communities and the prosperity of our businesses. Please refer to our “Resources” tab under “News” tab for available references.
NEW! Texas City - La Marque Chamber of Commerce Guidebook to Reopening Your Business:
$1.5 Billion in EDA CARES Act Grants Available
The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) is now accepting applications for Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) supplemental funds (EDA CARES Act Recovery Assistance) intended to help communities prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus. The funding is to help speed communities' economic recovery from the pandemic through implementing economic recovery activities, such as entrepreneurial support programs, infrastructure, and facilities construction to save or create jobs. Funds are available through the 2020 Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Notice of Funding Opportunity (FY20 PWEAA NOFO, see page 46). The Gulf Coast Economic Development District will be working to provide technical assistance for applicants.
State of Texas Announces COVID Relief Fund
The Texas COVID Relief Fund will provide critical funding to nonprofits, school districts, and government organizations serving Texas communities. Funds raised will be distributed through grants focused on the areas of community and economic development, healthcare, and education. Funds will also be used to support local priorities and organizations serving the unmet needs of vulnerable populations and underserved communities.
NEW! Updates from the Governor's Strike Force to Open Texas including Open Texas Checklists for Businesses:
Texans Coronavirus Information
NEW! Galveston County Expands Testing Capabilities: Read the press release here for more information: https://directory.tclmchamber.com/news/details/latest-updates-from-galveston-county
COVID-19 GALVESTON COUNTY COMMUNITY RESOURCES
The federal government is focused on measures to support the economy, and state and local governments continue to address COVID-19 testing and health care capacity.
Small Business Resources
Texas Health and Human Services
SBA Small Business and Guidance Loan Resources
US Chamber Response Tool Kit
Pandemic Business Checklist
Better Business Bureau Tips
Here are 7 things you can do right now to support your small-business community:
1. Order Takeout or Delivery
Your favorite restaurants may have had to shut their doors, but many of them still offer takeout or delivery. Not only does that keep the business going, it also provides income for delivery drivers. Services like Grubhub and DoorDash have sent information to customers and drivers to help ensure safe--and in some cases, contact-less--deliveries.
2. Buy Gift Cards
Want to inject some cash into a small business right now? Buy a gift card. Even if you aren't buying anything else because you're stuck at home, you can give your local shops or favorite restaurant a vote of confidence by spending even $25 on a gift card to use later, when life returns to normal.
3. Shop Local Businesses Online
Many local businesses have online stores in addition to their brick-and-mortar locations. Whenever possible, consider giving them your business. The delivery option applies here as well, with grocery stores in many locations offering Shipt.
While I'm a fan of shopping local when you can, keep in mind that as long as you are buying from someone in your community, you're helping to keep people in their jobs.
4. Use Credit or Debit Cards
When you do go shopping, use a credit or debit card instead of cash. Paper money and coins pass through so many hands and carry all types of germs. Limiting the amount of cash you use can help limit the spread of those germs, which is especially important right now
5. Stay Home if You're Sick
Don't put others at risk if you're sick. That seems like common sense, but consider using a delivery service if there's something you really need. Many of the small businesses in your community are working hard to get through this. The last thing they need is for their employees to get sick because a customer went out when they shouldn't have.
6. Be Patient
In many cases, businesses are working at a dramatically reduced capacity. There's a good chance that you'll experience longer waits or encounter out-of-stock items. Trust me, every business is feeling that pain. They want nothing more than to be able to meet your needs. When they can't, extend a little grace and patience, remembering that they're working hard to stay open and serve their community.
7. Say Thank You
When you do go to the grocery store to buy what you need (as opposed to hoarding toilet paper), be sure to say thanks to the employees who are hard at work stocking shelves. It can be easy to forget that many of those employees are working overtime to keep their store clean and full of the food and supplies customers need. A simple thank you can go a long way to spreading a little gratitude and goodwill.
South Land Title
6710 Stewart Road, Ste 200
Galveston, TX 77551
Representative: Patrick F. Doyle, President
South Land Title began in 1995 as a fee attorney office affiliated with the American Title Company of Houston. Patrick F. Doyle was one of the early partners in this venture and later became the sole owner. The Texas City office was the first office for Mr. Doyle and he has grown this company...
702 36th St. N.
Texas City, TX 77590
281-996-0453 ext. 7105
Pauline Moore, Director, T&D
Diana Vazquez, Community Liaison
Chris Gerety, Director of Engineering
Young Professionals of the Mainland is an organization for Young Professionals between the ages of 21 and 40 in our business community. It was created to engage young professionals in the surrounding areas and provide an opportunity to make business connections and become acquainted with the Texas City – La Marque Chamber of Commerce and the value of involvement.
For more info: Lauren@texascitychamber.com
Our Chamber Champions act as the face of the Chamber in the community by referring new members, attending events and welcoming new businesses at ribbon cuttings and ground breakings. They enjoy the rewards of making new contacts, strengthening business relationships and accessing resources to further their own success.
For more info: Lauren@texascitychamber.com