COVID-19

SJC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Members:

During this unpredictable time, one thing is certain, your SJCHCC Chamber is here for you! We have compiled a list of resources and information listed down below. Have questions about SBA Loans, what an essential service is, or anything else affecting your business? Call us at 209-943-6117 or email info@sjchispanicchamber.com today, we're here to help you!

Rest assured that the staff and board members of the SJC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SJCHCC) will continue to serve you, our loyal members. We are here for you and we will get through this together.

Have other resources to share with our members?

Please email them to Senaida De La Rosa at info@sjchispanicchamber.com

  • Supporting Local Businesses during a Pandemic
  • Resources For Small Business
  • Financial Assistance
  • Community Resources
  • City & County Public Health Updates
  • Recursos de Negocios
Months into the COVID-19 pandemic and with ever-changing regulations, our business community needs your support now more than ever. There are many ways you can continue to safely shop and support our local businesses and nonprofits!

Shop local first
Our local businesses often do not have the same resources that larger chains do when it comes to financial assistance and recovering from uncertain times like these. Whether you’re getting your morning coffee fix or stocking up on food and necessities, we encourage you to look to our local businesses first. Not sure where to start? Our business directory provides a searchable list of local businesses.

Shop local, online
Many retailers have websites where you can buy their products, goods and services online. While bars and wineries are closed for the time being, their online stores are still very much open for business. If your favorite local retailer doesn’t have an online store, many may be willing to take an order over the phone and have it delivered – it never hurts to ask!

Order takeout or delivery
The majority of our local restaurants offer takeout and delivery options. Many businesses are even offering to bring take out orders directly to your car for you. Check out Visit Stockton’s list of local take out and delivery options and help support our local restaurants!

Stay Subscribed
If you have an ongoing subscription at a gym, or with a stylist, or similar business, consider keeping it active – even if you’re not going to show up right now. If you are a business owner and rely on B2B contracts like with your local cleaning company or coffee vendor, consider keeping those contracts running as well, regardless of whether your business is operating (and assuming you are financially able to do so). Many of these small businesses rely on that regular cash flow to keep things open.

B2B Collaboration
If you are a local business owner, take this opportunity to collaborate with your business community to see how you can help one another overcome challenges. A local grocery store may have a need for the staff you had to reduce hours for. Collaborating and understanding the unique challenges of different businesses will lead to solutions that benefit everyone.

Tip a little extra
If you are financially able to do so, tip a little extra to the restaurants, salons and other service industries you may visit. These service workers may not have the privilege of income security, and a little extra can go a long way.

Buy a gift card
Unable to shop or dine-in right now? Buy a gift card from a local business to use later on. For those not wanting to visit in person, many businesses will offer to mail or email you the gift card upon request.

Donate
The COVID-19 outbreak will undoubtedly present new community challenges for our local non-profits to address. Now is a great time to donate to the causes and organizations you care most about.

Utilize social media/chamber marketing platforms
Social media can play a huge role in supporting the local community. Share specials or snap a photo of your favorite dish from local restaurants. Leave a review and share it after receiving great service from your local landscaper. Lead by example in encouraging your online following to support local businesses.

If you are a Chamber member business, we are happy to help promote you on our website and social media platforms. Learn more about how we can help get the word out. Call our office at (209) 943-6117 or email Senaida De La Rosa at info@sjchispanicchamber.com.

Practice compassion
In these times of uncertainty, it is important to remember that many will be stressed and anxious. Be patient with one another, practice compassion, collaborate, and remember that by coming together as a community, we will get through this.

If the COVID-19 crisis has caused challenges for your business that you feel the Chamber can assist with, we’d love to hear from you. Please give us a call at (209) 943-6117 or email Chamber President/CEO Lisa Vela at lisa@sjchispanicchamber.com.

The Chamber recognizes the impact this outbreak has on small businesses in our region. The following are helpful resources we believe will be beneficial to our small business community. We will continue to update these as we receive more information

GO-BIZ Resource Page
GO-Biz shared a list of free or discounted tech products for small businesses 
Stockton Business Guide 
EDD Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) (EDD resources for employees with reduced hours or getting laid off) 
The California Labor & Workforce Development Agency - Guidance Documents for Employers
The California Department of Industrial Relations (Cal/OSHA)
Pacific Gas and Electric Economic Development Rate (EDR)
Statewide Industry Guideline for Reopening
HealthForce Partners: Northern San Joaquin Valley
San Joaquin County WorkNet 
Printable Resources from the CDC 
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
COVID-19 Employer Playbook - Supporting a Safer Environment for Workers and Customers

If you have a link for a resource or information you think should be included please email Senaida at info@sjchispanicchamber.com.

California Rebuilding Fund
Stockton Strong COVID-19 Response Fund
City of Stockton Micro-Small Business Grant Program (Sign up to receive email notifications should additional funding become available.)
Personal Protective Equipment Grant Program
Opportunity Fund - Nonprofit that provides financing to undeserved small business owners
Rural Relief Small Business Grants
IFundWomenGrants for women entrepreneurs
Apply for a Grant For Your Non-Profit from the United Way Grant Program
City of Stockton Small Business Micro Loan Program
Kiva Loans for Entrepreneurs: Crowdfunded 0% interest loans up to $15,000
Revolving Loan Fund – San Joaquin County
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan
SBA Express Bridge Loans
California Government Assistance for Small Business & Employers Impacted by COVID-19

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Chamber with questions. We are here to help dial 209-943-6117.

We are #StrongerTogether, and we will get through this together!


Seeking Local Assistance? (Food, Shelter, Financial, Seniors) Dial 2-1-1 or visit 211SJ.org

Comcast Internet Essentials: Comcast will continue to provide free Internet service for the first 60 days for new Internet Essentials customers, and free access to more than 1.5 million public Xfinity WiFi hotspots, the largest network of its kind in the country, through June 30, 2021.

AT&T offered added relief to customers including unlimited home internet and Cisco Webex meeting services for businesses, universities and schools. Click here for more info.

#StocktonStrong: (A coalition of public, private and civic leaders and organizations collaborating to serve as Stockton’s COVID-19 Information and Resource Center)
Que dase Informado con los Úlitimos Recursos de Negocios Debido al reciente extención de Coronavirus (COVID-19) la Camára reconoce el impacto el brote tiene en negocios en nuestra region. Nuestro Hub de Recurso de Negocios es implementado para proveer recursos al día como recibeimos mas información.





Para más información y recursos para su negocio comuníquese con Edith Gómez, Administrador del programa Afiliación del Centro para el Desarrollo de Pequeñas Empresas (SBDC) edith@cahcc.com.
Stockton Healthy Pledge

ORDER TAKE-OUT OR DELIVER: Enjoy your favorite dishes and desserts from local restaurants that remain open by ordering online via their website, drive-up or Grubhub, Postmates or DoorDash.

SHOP/ORDER ONLINE: Does your local business have a website? Continue to support them by placing an order online or pick up!

PURCHASE A GIFT CARD FROM YOUR LOCAL STORES: Purchasing a gift card/ certificate to use at another time helps local businesses, as well.

SHARE AND COMMENT YOUR FAVORITE LOCAL BUSINESS' ON SOCIAL MEDIA: It doesn't cost anything to share, like and comment on your favorite local business' social media posts. You can post a throwback photo of yourself in their store and be sure to tag them. You can also leave them a wonderful review.

The San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary membership network of individuals, businesses, and professional associations working together to expand business opportunities for Hispanic and Non-Hispanic businesses and individuals by encouraging mutually beneficial ties with the public and private sector.

Contact Us

(209) 943-6117 Phone

(209 ) 943-0114 Fax

Email address:

info@sjchhispanicchamber.com

Address:

5637 N. Pershing Ave., Suite B-8, Stockton, CA 95207