Chambers United For Business

Your local chambers are actively working together to support and advocate for the needs of their members. We encourage you to visit your local chamber’s website to learn more.



Small Business Quick Resources

Sacramento Bee Facebook Live Event: Metro Chamber CEO Amanda Blackwood and Jennifer Madden of Delfino Madden hosted a Facebook Live event with the Sacramento Bee on April 7 to answer questions about the impact of COVID-19 on employees. Items addressed included updates to family and sick leave, unemployment benefits and payroll and payroll tax relief resources for employers.

SBA Emergency Loans: Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program, guidance for businesses and employers, government contracting, and local assistance information is available from the US Small Business Administration.
(Live agent to guide you through the process 1-800-659-2955)

CARES Act: A guide to the legislation’s provisions impacting small businesses.

The Paycheck Protection Program launched on Friday, April 3.  Businesses can go to a participating SBA 7(a) lender, bank, or credit union, to apply for a loan; expedited approval for these loans will also take place. A sample application is available below so you can prepare before contacting a lender. Learn more on this and other funding resources for employers.


Virtual Townhall: On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, Mayor Darrell Steinberg and Sacramento Metro Chamber President and CEO Amanda Blackwood led a virtual townhall meeting addressing the needs and concerns of the regional community regarding disruption caused by the COVID-19/coronavirus outbreak. Listen to the meeting via YouTube.

Read the Sacramento County COVID-19 Public Health Order to stay at home (excepting essential services) here.

Read the State of California Guide to Stay-at-Home Order here.

Read the California Governor’s Executive Order here.

We will rise stronger than ever.

We are in daily talks with our local, county, state, and federal partners advocating for the resources you need to support your employees, your businesses, and your families through these dynamically changing times.

On this site, you will find a resource hub with critical information to provide answers to your questions. We will continue to update this information on an on-going basis as new information and resources become available. If your question can not be answered via this resource hub, please click on the button below to connect directly to the team who will get back to you as soon as possible.

The Metro Chamber has been the leader in advancing economic progress for 125 years and this year will be no different. We are the indomitable region and together we will rise stronger than ever.

Yours truly,

Amanda Blackwood
President & CEO
Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce

We want to hear from you: contact us directly regarding your needs or concerns as they pertain to COVID-19 response in our region.