April 7, 2020

COVID-19 Business Assistance: Cost Savings

COVID-19 is making business challenging, and companies are looking for relief programs and cost savings opportunities. From revenue recovery and employee health to work-from-home communications and electronic invoicing, these Cincinnati Chamber partners are here to support member companies during this time.

Revenue Recovery

COVID-19 is making business challenging, and companies are looking at other options for cash flow. If you are in the Manufacturing, Construction or Marketing industry (other industries also eligible) and you have been innovating, building or expanding, your company could be entitled to revenue recovery.

Tune in to the informational webinar, April 8 at 3:30 p.m. to learn more about the Cincinnati Chamber's newest cost savings program, Business Group Resources.

Contact: Ed Sawyer, 513.200.1661 or ed.sawyer@businessgroupresources.com.

Employee Health

Humana is waiving medical costs related to Coronavirus treatment - read the statement.

Resources: COVID-19 Humana Member FAQs

For employers - Supporting employees in time of uncertainty: Coping with COVID-19 in the Workplace 

For employees - Emotional well-being in times of uncertainty: Coping with the stress related to COVID-19

Work From Home Communications

Advanced Technology Consulting (ATC) has been working diligently with clients and community organizations to assist with their work-from-home (WFH) initiatives. ATC has deep expertise within the cloud communications (VoIP, UCaaS, CCaaS) and conferencing space (Webex, Zoom). ATC has also been assisting with networking and bandwidth upgrades necessary to support WFH. Check out these 30 COVID-19 promotions—many free—offered by ATC providers.

Relief Programs: Electronic Invoicing & Mobile Credit Card Reader 

If you’re still billing by mail, in person, or even email, it’s a must to switch to online invoicing and payments. With Bill & Pay, you email an electronic invoice to your customer. If your business has pivoted to curbside, takeout, or delivery because of COVID-19, Infintech’s Vital Card Reader pivots with you. It links to your mobile device via Bluetooth and accepts mag-stripe and chip cards.

Work From Home Supplies

Office Depot is here to help you during these challenging times with everything you need to be productive at home. What office supplies do you now need as home supplies? Office Depot is offering Chamber member companies and their employees $25 off qualifying orders of $200 or more. Download printable store purchasing card.

Energy Questions

If you have questions about your energy usage during this temporary change to your normal business operations, our dedicated consultant from Good Energy is ready and available to all members. Please don't hesitate to contact him with questions or concerns relating to how COVID-19 has changed your electricity or natural gas usage and associated supply agreements. 

Contact: Gary Swantner, 646.588.5779 or gary.swantner@goodenergy.com


Get started with these partners today! Contact Beth McNeill at 513.686.2950 or bethm@cincinnatichamber.com.

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