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COVID-19 Resource Center

The Tuscarora Area Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to helping our members navigate the coronavirus pandemic. We recognize the adverse impacts that this pandemic has on our many business and organizations, small and large, and are committed to doing what we can to help you identify resources to help.

The following are resources that provide helpful information you may need to navigate the current situation.

Latest Updates:

List of Businesses Open in the Tuscarora Region (With Operational Changes)

Governor Wolf Orders Closure of Non Life-Sustaining Businesses

Borough of Mercersburg Response

COVID-19 Fact Sheet from PA Department of Health

COVID-19 Business Resources from DCED

PIDA Small Business Loan Pool:

The Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) Board of Directors took action on March 23rd to make $61 Million available for working capital loans to small businesses across Pennsylvania. Small businesses are defined as for-profit businesses with fewer than 100 employees (WORLDWIDE) at the time of application. Restaurants and other businesses determined to be “most vulnerable” are primary targets of the program. Beyond restaurants, there is no definition of “most vulnerable". While not specified in the guidelines, the interest rate will be 0% except for Ag Producers, which shall have a rate of 2%.

All applications need to be submitted by and through a certified area loan organization, which in the case of Franklin County is the Franklin County Area Development Corporation (FCADC). Please be advised that the FCADC staff is working remotely, consequently there will likely be some logistical challenges associated with the loan packaging but they will be doing the absolute best that they can.

The program guidelines and the REQUIRED addendums are on the FCADC website at www.FCADC.com.  If you have any questions or require additional assistance, please call the FCADC office.

SBA Disaster Assistance:

PA Department of Health Resources:

Centers for Disease Control:

PA Chamber Insurance:

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act - Info from Senator Toomey

Families First Coronavirus Response Act:

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) published its first round of implementation guidance pursuant to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The guidance addresses critical questions such as:

  • How does an employer count its number of employees to determine coverage?
  • How can small businesses obtain an exemption?
  • How does an employer count hours for part-time employees?
  • How does an employer calculate wages employees are entitled to under the FFCRA?

The initial WHD guidance is available in three-parts:

A workplace poster model for covered employers will be published later this week, along with additional fact sheets and FAQs.

Unemployment Compensation Help:

  • To file a claim, or for more information - CLICK HERE
  • Need help? CLICK HERE to view a tutorial on how to file.

Business Counseling:

The Small Business Administration has an office in Harrisburg. The office can be reached by calling 717-782-3840. The SBA says it has specialists to help craft a plan specific to your situation to help navigate any rapid changes. 

The information provided on this website does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal or medical advice; all information, content, and materials on this site are for general informational purposes only.

Information on this website may not constitute the most up-to-date information. This website contains links to third-party websites as a convenience to the reader, and those websites may contain inaccurate information.

EXCLUSIVE MEMBER BENEFITS

Breakfasts, Mixers, Lunches & Dinner
"Networking" events designed to:

  • Attract prospective chamber members
  • Meet new members (businesses) that have recently joined the chamber
  • Make new business contacts
  • Inform and educate

Take advantage of these opportunities to gain new customers, suppliers and friends. Sponsor an event for additional exposure, and display a table of your products and services.

Advertising & Sponsorship
Consider our cost-effective advertising and event sponsorships as an option when planning your company's marketing budget. The Chamber's newsletter, membership directory, area map, web ads, events, business card and display rack at the Chamber office, offer exposure opportunities that are available only to chamber members.

Membership Decal
A chamber decal is presented to ea"/mch company to display. This decal symbolizes your business's credibility and commitment to the Tuscarora community.

Membership Directory
Each company will receive a free listing in the membership directory. Your company is exposed to hundreds of potential customers in this exclusive publication. Display advertising is also available in the directory.

Referral Requests
Referral requests get your company's name out to those in need of your goods or services. The chamber receives hundreds of business referral requests each year and we only recommend our members.

Special Ceremonies
The chamber arranges "special" ceremonies such as ribbon cuttings, groundbreakings and dedications to spotlight your business accomplishments.

Health Insurance Program
PCI offers small businesses the opportunity to obtain versatile health insurance at affordable rates. Several plan options are available. Contact PCI 1-800-755-3021.

Property and Casualty Insurance
Our Chamber+ program is designed to provide group-buying power for comprehensive business insurance overages, and reward businesses who practice loss prevention and cost containment. How? Purchase your business insurance through Penn National Insurance, and depending on the group earned premium and total claims experience, you could earn an annual dividend. Contact Bell Insurance, Craig, Friedly, Potter & Moore, or Strickler Insurance for details.

APPI Energy Savings Program
Find out if APPI can save you $$$ like they have for more than 30 TACC members. The Tuscarora Area Chamber of Commerce has endorsed APPI Energy to provide data-driven procurement solutions that reduce and manage electricity and natural gas supply costs for members on an ongoing basis. Ever day, APPI Energy identifies the wide range of energy supplier prices across the U.S., and utilizes that data to provide the lowest prices available among many vetted, competing suppliers. APPI Energy now offers a full array of efficiency measures to reduce and track your consumption. More info here.

Web Design & Hosting
Affordable web design and website hosting. Cost: Simple one page design- One time fee $90.00, Annual hosting fee - $90.00. Several member businesses take advantage of this unique benefit. Check out these examples: Rotary of Mercersburg and Kathy Hartung Realtor.

Comcast Spotlight
Comcast Spotlight offers Chamber members unique advertising opportunities. Member TV commercials can help to promote the Chamber of Commerce, too. Call Lori Perkins 717-649-6789 for information.

Mooney & Associates Attorneys at Law
$150 OFF Initial Retainer for all New Clients that are Chamber Members. MUST Mention at Initial Consultation. Call 717-328-5217 or click here for more information.

Century Link Partnership

Long Acres Alpaca Farm
10% of all items. Click here for more information.

  • Susquehanna Bank
  • Long Acres Alpaca Farm
  • MOONEY & ASSOCIATES ATTORNEYS AT LAW
  • Fast Signs Greencastle
  • P&H Flooring
  • First Community Bank of Mercersburg
  • Occupational Services Inc.