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Rooms & Meals Tax Abatement
The JPACC/TOV have supported Vermont Chamber’s efforts and the nation are in the midst of an unprecedented public health emergency, in particular Vermont restaurants and their workers. We are requesting immediate abatement of the February and March rooms and meals tax payment and that first payment is due March 25, 2020.
Our restaurant is part of the community and is a gathering space, we need to survive this crisis and be able to re-open to hire back our employees, help our local economy, and support our farmers
This is an investment in our neighborhoods and our rural communities
This will help us pay our mortgage or rent, utilities, property taxes and other ongoing expenses which we need to pay even without being open. This will help us be ready to stay in business and reopen.
This will give us an opportunity to re-hire some of our workers now and utilize them in different ways like making repairs and investing in capital improvements
Dues Extension and Decrease
Chamber Cash Program
The JPACC/ToV has implemented a “chamber cash” program. Each day while on quarantine, the chamber chooses a “winner” from our 1400 current membership list. We call and offer a $50.00 gift certificate to any food establishment of their choice.
Karen then calls the business and pays for the gift certificate with the ToV credit card. The response has been overwhelming! Restaurant and food establishments have been so appreciative and gracious.
Moo 92 Business Promotions
Barton Chronicle Ads
Equity Share Program
The chamber has applied for a USDA-RBDG grant for Equity Share and Video Marketing Initiative. These efforts will certainly assist area business in promotions and provide more reasonable rates for products and benefits to excel/reboot area businesses and marketing in each community.
Hopefully, these funds will be allocated to the ToV in early July.
Summer Promotions & Deals
Please contact the chamber if you would like to collaborate with other businesses to offer a “Deal or Package.”
We will assist in the gathering of the offerings and help market them on Facebook and topofvt.com.
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TO OUR COMMUNITY
We want to help ensure that our community of members, families, and friends have a source of support.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out with questions or requests, whether it’s assistance in filing your claims or helping keep you informed on any regional or state developments.
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Employees experiencing a lack of work due to COVID-19 are encouraged to file for State Unemployment Usurance Benefits.