Category Archives: COVID-19

MO Restaurant Assoc. Establishes Fund to Help Workers

The restaurant industry is the second-largest private-sector employer in Missouri and the nation. With more than 11,000 locations across the state, Missouri’s restaurants employ an estimated 300,300 people. As the restaurant industry has been devastated by the impact of the pandemic, many restaurant workers need financial assistance during this challenging time. The Missouri Restaurant Association […]
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Industry Update from CVB President/CEO Tracy Kimberlin

As expected, the most recent hotel statistics paint a dismal picture of the city’s hospitality industry. Here are the statistics from Smith Travel Research for March 22-28 compared to the same period last year: Occupancy – Down 63.2% to 25.5% Average Daily Rate – Down 27.9% to $64.11 Revenue Per Available Room – Down 73.5% […]
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Useful Information for Businesses

Staying connected with customers during the COVID19 crisis Whether you are in one of the “essential services” that keeps operating, you have a business that can keep running with everyone working from their homes, or you are forced to close, there are daunting communications challenges. Do You Qualify for Benefits? See at a glance if […]
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‘Reader’s Digest’ Seeking Stories of Help, Hope

People pull together to help each other in times of crisis. They do it for their communities, friends and families, and “Reader’s Digest” often shares those stories to give hope to others and lift the human spirit. “Reader’s Digest” is asking people to go to RD.com/coronavirus-stories to share stories of help and hope during the […]
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Free Paycheck Protection Program Webinar

Do you need someone to break the Paycheck Protection Program within the CARES Act down for you? “Biz 417” and BKD CPAs & Advisors will walk you through resources for small businesses, certain nonprofits and other employers. The free online webinar is at 11 a.m. April 1. Register now.
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Circuit Clerk’s Office Resumes Full-time Hours

For citizens needing access to the Greene County Circuit Clerk’s Office, official business hours are resumed to 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. With additional cleaning and sanitization measures implemented daily, rotating staff schedules and the continued use of glass barriers at administrative counters for safety and hygiene, the court is able to continue to serve […]
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Helpful Resources for Businesses

U.S. Travel Association The U.S. Travel Association has a page dedicated to the act that can provide relief for businesses and workers during the pandemic crisis. Missouri Department of Economic Development A variety of information is available, including how to access financial assistance, what to know about closures and layoffs and more. Missouri Association of […]
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AHLA’s Hospitality for Hope Initiative Signs up Hotels to Support First Responders, Provide Housing

In an effort to support communities across the country during this unprecedented public health crisis, the American Hotel and Lodging Association announced AHLA’s Hospitality for Hope Initiative to connect hotel properties with the health community struggling to find housing and support as the COVID-19 public health crisis grows. The newly launched initiative, announced in partnership with […]
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CVB Starts Coloring Page Contest to Alleviate Boredom, Promote Attractions During Pandemic

The Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau is conducting a coloring page contest to give people something to do while they’re staying home during the pandemic and to continue promoting local attractions. To participate, people of all ages can print a picture from this page, color the picture and share it on Facebook at this page […]
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Helpful Information for Businesses

Preparing for the Future of Tourism in a Post-COVID-19 World The coronavirus crisis is having massive impacts on the tourism industry—many of which will reshape the industry’s future landscape. What actions should the stakeholders of this industry be taking today from a marketing and communications perspective? The truth is no one knows for sure; we’re […]
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