Chamber of Commerce, Monticello Illinois

COVID 19 Information

 

INFORMATION FOR COMMUNITY MEMBERS

 
 
Various Guidance documents for public, organizations and businesses here.

How can you help your local businesses?

  • Follow Social distancing guidelines and stay home as much as possible.

  • Buy Local.  Find out if your favorite local store has an online shop or reach out to them to find out how you can purchase now for pick up later.

  • Buy Gift Cards to use later.

  • Take online virtual classes from your favorite local businesses.

  • Get takeout/delivery - Tip big!

    • Consider buying lunch/dinner for the first responders, you will help your local restaurants and the people who serve us all.

    • Buy gift cards from local businesses for your favorite waiter/waitress/bartender/teacher/first responder.

  • Like and share your favorite local business's social media post.

    • Once you've purchased a gift card or meal, take a picture of it, share it on your social media and hashtag #makeitmonticello

  • Maintain your memberships

  • Check out the Chamber Director for a one-stop shop in shopping small!

 
 

INFORMATION FOR WORKERS, SOLE PROPRIETORS, 1099 EMPLOYEES

 

INFORMATION FOR BUSINESSES IN MONTICELLO

We encourage all businesses to take time to update their website, social media, Google and other search medium information.  Additionally, take time to go the chamber website and update your information there.  Your username is your email address, if you’ve forgotten your password, choose forgot password to reset it.  Scroll to the bottom of the page for links to important information sources.
 
GRANTS AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
 
Small Business Loans are available through the Small Business Administration's Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program.  For assistance completing applications contact the Champaign SBDC office.  They are our district's contact point.  They also host webinars regularly.
 
 
Government Resources for general information: (ordered local to national)
U.S. Small Business Administration - Toolkit for Disaster Loan Assistance, Guidance, Producst and Resources
US Department of Labor - Information on the Fair Labor Standards Act and Family Medical Leave Act in relation to the Pandemic
 
Other helpful sites:
Society for Human Resource Managment (SHRM) - best practices and templates