Rethink. Reopen. Rebound.

As Kansas reopens, Russell businesses are too!  Please find phone numbers to Chamber Businesses under the "Our Members" tab above.  This page will now be used to provide resources to aide businesses and organizations to stay open. 

Coronavirus Updates & Kansas Resources

 COVID-19 Updates  -  Kansas Dept of Health and Environment.  Link available on this site to receive email updates.

COVID-19 - Public Update for Kansas  -  Numbers and County Map of COVID-19 Cases by County

 Novel Coronavirus FAQs  from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, 3/31/20. 



 GoFundMe has partnered with Intuit QuickBooks, Yelp, GoDaddy, and to give small businesses a $500 grant if they raise at least $500 on GoFundMe.  


Inc.'s Essential Business Survival Guide for the Covid-19 Crisis

Inc.'s solutions center offers expert advice on handling panicked customers, interrupted supply chains, webinars, Zoom meetings, hyper kids, and a work environment that changes by the hour.


 Kansas Department for Children and Families Announces Hero Relief Program: Provides child care subsidies to eligible health care workers, first responders and other essential workers  


 The Federal Communications Commission’s COVID-19 Telehealth Program application portal has opened. This program, appropriated by Congress in the CARES Act, will provide $200 million to support health care providers responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by fully funding their telecommunication services, information services, and devices necessary to provide critical connected care services to patients remotely. Click Here to visit the application portal and explainer video. 


 Up & Running with eBay
Free eBay store for three months to help retailers without an e-commerce presence transition to selling online (no selling fees for up to 500 items). 


SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, is dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals. SCORE is a nonprofit organization, a resource partner of the SBA and provides a wide range of services to established and budding business owners alike, including: Mentoring, Webinars & a library of online resources.


 Hello Alice is a free platform that helps businesses launch and grow. Learn more at 

 The current COVID-19 crisis has been a game changer for small businesses. To ensure Business for All, Hello Alice with the support of Verizon, Silicon Valley Bank, Ebay, and others is offering $10,000 emergency grants, being distributed immediately to small business owners impacted by this pandemic. If your business has been severely impacted by COVID-19, please complete the full COVID19 Business for All Grant application to apply for immediate support in the form of $10,000 grants. 


 This is a curation website that gathers different grants and relief opportunities for small businesses and freelancers. GrantSpace is updated as new opportunities emerge. This service does not provide grants and relief funds for businesses, but instead curates them for easy access. 


Grant Application for the SAUW COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund Now Available! 


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 COVID-19 Response

  Live Chat 9a-4p  Mon-Fri 

 specifically to provide support to Kansas businesses and nonprofits applying for Economic Injury Disaster Loans through the U.S. Small Business Association 


What Veterans need to know >>

To keep Veterans and stakeholders safe while continuing the mission of VA Home Loan Program, VA is providing the following information. >> 

VA Video Connect:

 allows Veterans and their caregivers to quickly and easily meet with VA health care providers through live video on any computer, tablet, or mobile device with an internet connection. 


The Department of Education announced:

that it will allow forbearance on federally-backed student loans for sixty days beginning on March 13, 2020. Likewise, the Administration has also waived all interest on student loans for this period. You must contact your loan servicer to begin a forbearance.

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  America’s banks are making the health and well-being of their employees, customers and the communities they serve their top priority.

America’s Banks Are Here to Help: The Industry Responds to the Coronavirus


   The Institute for Policy & Social Research has been tracking the impact of COVID-19 on the state of Kansas. This website provides resources for people to see how COVID-19 has affected the state and its economy. In addition, research presentations explain how policy may affect economic impact on the state. 

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Russell Area Chamber of Commerce

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