Month: December 2020

Good Lancaster County Business Moments In 2020

We can all agree 2020 was a year full of immense challenge. But as we reflect on 2020, there are moments to celebrate. The Lancaster business community is resilient, and that dedication to the County, to each other, and to moving forward, was on full display this year in a variety of ways. This article is not …

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30-Year Lancaster Chamber Team Member Retires

Below is a note from Tom Baldrige, President & CEO of the Lancaster Chamber, regarding the retirement of a team member. It is with mixed emotions that we announce the retirement of Sandi Thompson, an almost 30-year veteran of the Lancaster Chamber and a person that has touched the lives of many. Throughout her career …

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$900 Billion Stimulus Bill Approved

Late Monday, Congress approved a $900 billion stimulus package to provide money for small businesses, schools and child-care, and vaccine distribution, as well as extending enhanced federal unemployment benefits and providing stimulus checks. You can find the full bill (5,593 pages) here. Below is a summary of key components: Relief for Businesses Paycheck Protection Program …

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A Holiday Message Of Thanks & Thinking Local

As 2020 comes to a close, we want to share our gratitude to Lancaster County business, community, and all of those who are dedicated to pushing this County forward.   “This year, our holiday message is simply one of thanks,” says Tom Baldrige, Lancaster Chamber President & CEO. “Thanks to those front-line workers that have …

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Lancaster Chamber Statement Regarding New Mitigation Efforts – 12/10/2020

Following the December 10th announcement from Governor Wolf on extended mitigation efforts, the Lancaster Chamber has issued the following statement: With his actions today, the Governor has made a devastating public health situation even more devastating for business. While it is incumbent upon all of us to do all we can to follow safety protocols …

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PPP Expense Deductions For Small Businesses – Urgent Update

Many small businesses may be hit with a surprise tax bill related to Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans unless Congress acts soon. As outlined by the American Institute of CPAs, in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Congress clearly intended for recipients of forgiven PPP loans to be able to deduct otherwise-deductible expenses …

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Update from Tom Baldrige – 12/02/2020

First and foremost, I hope this email finds you all well. It’s safe to say there is a tsunami of challenges you are dealing with and I am hopeful that the Lancaster Chamber has helped smooth the way wherever possible.  We remain committed to helping every business get through these times and we welcome your …

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