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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Words That Activate Change: Featuring Alexandra Jorgensen

The Lancaster Chamber strives to provide opportunity for local business and community leaders to share their insight and perspective on a variety of current topics. This Words That Activate Change series is focused on uplifting voices in our community that encourage dialogue, cultivate transformation, offer thought-provoking ideas, and challenge all of us to be better, …

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Q&A: How Business Can Cultivate Mental Health

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold and change in ways that create uncertainty and without a historical reference or a definitive ending point, heightened stress is sure to follow.   The Lancaster Chamber is offering two mental health sessions for businesses to learn how to impact positive mental health in the workplace. The first session, Understanding …

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Letter Regarding House Bill 1737/Temporary Liability Protections

This letter was sent on November 11, 2020 to Pennsylvania’s Honorable State Lawmakers regarding the House Bill 1737/Temporary Liability Protections. Those who have signed and endorsed this letter are at the end of the letter. To Pennsylvania’s Honorable State Lawmakers: On behalf of our chambers of commerce, representing hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvania employers, we …

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State Of Economy Preview, And Upcoming Event

This story originally appeared in the Fall 2020 Thriving Magazine and was written by Matthew Brennan, Portfolio Manager at Fulton Bank. Read the entire Thriving Magazine online here. Register for the upcoming Economic Forecast Virtual Event on Friday, December 11, online here. The COVID-19 pandemic has upended economies across the world, and every sector and industry has been affected …

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