The Chamber Can Help: Important Resources

COVID-19 is drastically affecting our local economy and the businesses who keep it alive. The Chamber wants to share the most valuable resources to ensure our members get through this critical time. Chamber staff members are available to address your questions, concerns, and needs. As always, you can email

Continue to check this page for updated information.

Last update 7/2/20, 10:40 a.m.

State and Government Updates

Information on the PA Small Business Grant Program Through MetroAction
    • Apply Here
    • PA Small Business Grant Portal Guide
    • What is a “Priority Area”?

Latest Reopening Updates from Gov. Wolf

Lackawanna County updates
    • Women, Children, Family and Community Resources

Gov. Wolf – Waiver Implemented for Accelerated Sales Tax Prepayments in April, May, and June

Helpline for Behavioral Health Support Available to Pennsylvanians

PA Manufacturing Call to Action Portal

PA Employment Information

    • Employer Updates to UC Law
        • Ufberg & Associates: Amendments to UC Law
        • Sample PA UC Notice

    • Tax Information
        • Drucker & Scaccetti: COVID-19 Tax Resource Center
        • Tax Resources From Amy Hollander, CPA

    • For Self-Employed

    • For Employers
        • Employer Guide: Coronavirus Paid Leave Programs

    • For Employees
        • Six Tips to Help Pennsylvanians More Quickly Receive Benefits

    • Other Employment Resources

Financial Assistance

    • Information on the PA Small Business Grant Program Through MetroAction
        • Apply Here
        • PA Small Business Grant Portal Guide
        • What is a “Priority Area”?

    • PA 30 Day Fund

    • Financial Assistance for PA Businesses Affected by COVID-19

Helpful Resources
        • SBA PPP Loan Forgiveness Application
        • US Chamber: Guide to PPP Loan Forgiveness
        • U.S. Department of Treasury Paycheck Protection Program Resources
        • Paycheck Protection Program: FAQs
        • Paycheck Protection Program Loan Guide
        • Economic Injury Disaster Loan Guide
        • Employee Retention Tax Credit Guide
        • CARES Act Loan Comparison Chart

Immediate Job Needs

    • Immediate Job Needs - Find local companies hiring now

    • PA CareerLink – COVID-19 Employment Opportunities

Support Local Businesses

    • YOU Can Help the Community
    • Local alternative food service options
    • Other local businesses offering alternative services
    • Additional member news and updates

Healthcare Updates

    • Geisinger
        • Hotline – 570-284-3657
        • Website –
    • Commonwealth Health
    • Allied Services
    • Delta Medix
    • Eye Care Specialists
    • Thaxton Holistic Wellness
    • Dr. Cynthia Edwards Hawver and Associates
    • Tiffany Griffiths, Psy.D. & Associates
    • Horizon Dental Care
    • Revolutionary Home Health
    • Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center

Banking Updates

    • PNC
    • Peoples Security Bank
    • Penn East Federal Credit Union
    • Wells Fargo
    • NBT Bank
    • FNCB
    • First National Bank of PA
    • Northwestern Mutual, Derek J. DeSanto
    • Honesdale National Bank
    • Wayne Bank
    • The Dime Bank
    • PS Banking
    • NET Credit Union
    • Schwab Independent Branch, Dickson City

Transportation Updates

    • PennDOT
    • Martz
    • Colts Bus
    • Northeast Title and Tag
    • Toyota of Scranton
    • Quality Collision
    • Jiffy Lube
    • Johnny’s Car Wash

Media and Print Updates

    • Happenings Magazine Offering Free Digital Advertising to Restaurants
    • VIA Public Media Airs Learn-at-Home Opportunities for Students
    • Scranton Times opens all Coronavirus-related news to the public, free of charge
    • Comcast
    • VIA Public Media is Here for You
    • The Paper Shop
    • Endeavor Audio & Lighting – Video streaming services
    • Spencer Printing
    • PDQ Print
    • Independent Graphics
    • Fastsigns
    • Staples, Dickson City
    • Posture Interactive – Digital media and advertising options
    • Times-Shamrock Radio (Rock 107, Alt 92.1, ESPN)
    • Click-Video – Digital media options
    • PostNet – Printing and shipping solutions
    • BlackOut Design – Offering assistance to Online Ordering & Tools  and Working Remotely

Local Coronavirus Updates

    • Lackawanna County updates
    • NEPA Alliance Dashboard
    • Pennsylvania Department of Health
    • Cancellation and postponement list
    • Coronavirus and Your Drinking Water

Government Guidance

    • CDC: Taking Advantage of the 15-Day Pause
    • OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
    • CDC Guidance for Businesses
    • How to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

Chamber News

    • Webinars Available Through Other Organizations
    • Other COVID-19 Resources
    • Chamber Event Updates
    • Chamber Staff Contact Information
    • Member Directory