Chamber of Commerce establishes resources for troubled businesses

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EUREKA, Ca. (KIEM)-Local businesses are feeling the impact of Covid-19, as of Friday, nine businesses in Humbolt County have shut their doors, permanently.

The current damage assessment shows more than a 13-million dollar loss of business revenue and more than four million of that loss, is due to the Covid-19 outbreak. 

The stats and data in the Covid-19 Economic Impact Survey is self-reporting and the losses have not been independently verified.

However, the Eureka Chamber of Commerce is encouraging affected local businesses to fill out the survey as soon as possible.

The information will be used to secure grants to help business owners.

With the more than one thousand job losses, according to the surveys, the community may be feeling on edge.

Executive Director Donna Wright says small businesses have been hit hard but they are not alone.

The Chamber of Commerce will provide all the information they need in this trying time.

“The message we need to get out to our businesses is that there are losses but there are services out there to support them,” said Wright. “So please, we encourage all of our businesses to complete the survey so that we can gather information to look at future support.”

For more information call the Covid-19 business info line at 707-268-2527 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

7 days a week) or at https://www.northcoastsbdc.org/covid19