GOVERNMENT LINKS
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC):
The federal government’s chief destination for COVID-19 information, plus guidance for businesses and employers.
COVID-19 Page
Resources for Businesses/Employers
FAQ and 14-day Monitoring Worksheet
World Health Organization (WHO):
A FAQ page from the United Nations’ global healthcare agency.
Q&A on Coronavirus
Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA):
Downloadable PDFs on steps businesses can take to help ensure employee safety.
Guiding for Preparing Workplaces
Prevent Worker Exposure
U.S. Department Of Labor:
What businesses need to know to remain in compliance with federal work rules.
Family & Medical Leave Act Q&A
Fair Labor Standards Q&A
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA):
How to apply for low-interest disaster loans and measures for reducing workplace exposure.
Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources
Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program Info
The National Retail Federation (NRF):
A clearinghouse for retailer resources, from the industry’s largest trade association.
NRF Coronavirus Resources for Retailers

Trouble Submitting Your Loan Application? Keep Trying!

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Banks were overwhelmed this past weekend by the first wave of applications for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans under the $2.2 trillion CARES Act.

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Lights, Camera, Action: BrandSource Members Take to the Airwaves

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With more and more consumers confined to their homes amid the COVID-19 crisis, BrandSource members are placing greater emphasis on commercials to communicate with their customers.

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Fraud Alert: Members Reporting Increase in Crime

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BrandSource dealers are urging their fellow members to be ever more vigilant as criminals attempt to take advantage of the coronavirus crisis.

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URGENT ALERT! Revised Form for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

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The Small Business Association (SBA) has issued an updated application form for its Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), a forgivable loan to help you make payroll.

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Appliance, Electronics Stores and Staff Considered ‘Essential’ by the Federal Government

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In response to the patchwork of “essential” business categories under states’ varying shelter-in-place rules, the federal government has issued new guidelines to help identify critical infrastructure.

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GE Appliances Donating Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

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GE Appliances (GEA) will donate 100,000 surgical masks to healthcare facilities in five states where it operates manufacturing plants, including Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina and Tennessee.

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How to Keep Your Business Shoppable

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By Alison Carrico, AVB Marketing The world is a much different one than what we are used to, but that

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BrandSource Service Committee Creates Action Plan

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BrandSource’s recently formed Service Committee has developed a four-point action plan to assist its servicing dealers, who comprise 75 percent of the membership.

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Daugherty Appliance Talks Fridge Sales, Safety on Local News

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Minnesota BrandSource member Daugherty Appliance Sales & Service was featured on a local TV news segment this week regarding brisk refrigeration demand amid the COVID outbreak.

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Tempur Sealy Offers Playbook for the Pandemic

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Tempur Sealy International has provided BrandSource members with some suggested tools and guidelines on communicating with customers during the health crisis.

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JIM RISTOW EXPLAINS THE SBA LOANS

NEWS BRIEFS
Falling Star: Industry veteran Fred Starr, onetime CEO of Thomasville Furniture and Natuzzi, succumbed to coronavirus complications last week at the age of 87. FurnitureToday
We Got You Covered: Sony Corp. has created a $100 million global relief fund to aid those affected by the pandemic. Dealerscope
A Different Kind of Virus: Scientists are refuting an escalating claim on social media that COVID-19 is caused by 5G wireless technology. AFP Fact Check
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