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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Office Closed For Independence Day

Posted by: Communications Manager on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

For any questions, please call us at (580)-355-3541 or email directoroffirstimpressions@lawtonfortsillchamber.com 

Monday, June 29, 2020

Redcoat Quarterly Recognition

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Redcoat of the Quarter 

Rose Duckett, Owner of Brims & Accessories 

Redcoat of the Quarter & Most Retention Visits 

Joe Diaz, Owner of AA Computer Services 

Redcoat of the Quarter 

Lavonne Caldwell, Marketing Coordinator of Audiotech

Redcoat of the Quarter 

Bill Shoemate, Apache Casino Hotel

Oklahoma Small Business Relief Fund

Posted by: Communications Manager on Monday, June 29, 2020 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Developed to help local businesses across the state overcome the economic challenges of COVID-19, the Oklahoma Business Relief Program (OBRP) offers vital funding for qualifying businesses that have suffered revenue loss due to the pandemic. Governor Kevin Stitt has designated $50 million in Federal CARES Act funds for the program.

Starting June 29, Oklahoma businesses can request to apply for OBRP through participating financial institutions. The financial institutions will evaluate applications based on the program rules and make a preliminary determination of business eligibility.

Applications and supporting documents will be submitted by the financial institution to the Oklahoma Department of Commerce for a final determination of eligibility. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and funds will be provided to the business through the financial institution; however, at least twenty-percent of the program funds will be designated for minority owned businesses.

Please see Program Rules for full details.

Download Program Information 

 

For more information, please visit www.okcommerce.gov/relief 

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Meet Our Guest Speaker For Chamber Topics At 12: Education

Posted by: Communications Manager on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Hime began his education career as a high school history teacher and coach in Hugo. He went on to teach in Woodward and Idabel; served as athletic director and elementary principal at Detroit Texas ISD; and served as superintendent at Woodland and Clinton Public Schools. 

Hime holds a bachelor’s degree in education from Southeastern Oklahoma State University and a master’s degree in educational administration from Southwestern Oklahoma State University.

Professionally, he has served as past president of the Oklahoma Association of School Business Officials, past president of the Southwestern Oklahoma School Administrator Association, president of the United Suburban School Association, member of the University of Oklahoma Education Professions Division Advisory Council, chair of the OSSBA For the People (Physical Resources Committee) and member of the State Department of Education Teacher Shortage task force. He also presented at various education conferences on topics which include finance, school communication, safety, equity, innovation and technology.

He has been involved in the Clinton community, serving as past president of the Clinton Rotary Club and member of the Custer County Health Board.

Chamber Topics At 12: Education takes place on July 8th at noon!

REGISTER HERE 

Friday, May 29, 2020

Congratulations to our Chamber Members!

Posted by: Communications Manager on Friday, May 29, 2020 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Representative Daniel Pae, District 62 visited several Chamber members and presented them with a Citation of Appreciation for their work in supporting the community and our Keep Calm Shop Local!

WellFast Urgent Care, Annette Wiseman

WellFast Urgent Care, Dr. Manuel Delarosa

CSM Local, Shykira Smith 

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Healthy Bites: Grilled Chicken with Red Pepper-Pecan Romesco Sauce

Posted by: Communications Manager on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Grilled Chicken with Red Pepper-Pecan Romesco Sauce

Many variations of the Catalonian roasted tomato sauce, romesco sauce, add roasted red peppers for a little sweetness. Here, we scorch the peppers and tomato on the grill alongside the chicken to keep things simple.

Healthy Bites: Strawberry & Bean Sprout Salad with Spiced Potatoes

Posted by: Communications Manager on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Strawberry & Bean Sprout Salad with Spiced Potatoes

This combo may seem wild, but trust us--it works. Indian-American chef and cookbook author Raghavan Iyer developed it to have everything he thinks a perfect recipe should: a balance of heat, sweetness, a little pucker and a hit of salt combined with a tango of textures.

Healthy Bites: Lemon Shrimp & Orzo Salad

Posted by: Communications Manager on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Lemon Shrimp & Orzo Salad

Consider making a double batch of this easy pasta salad--it's delicious the next day. The orzo will absorb the dressing as it sits, so add a little more olive oil and lemon juice if you'd like.

Healthy Bites: Shrimp-&-Grits-Stuffed Peppers

Posted by: Communications Manager on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Shrimp-&-Grits-Stuffed Peppers

Shrimp and grits are stuffed inside bell peppers and baked in this healthy stuffed peppers recipe. Add the optional hot sauce if you want to give the filling some kick. Look for bell peppers--use any color--with even bottoms, so that they stand upright on their own when they're cooked.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Payment Protection Plan Forgiveness Information Update and Calculator

Posted by: Communications Manager on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

In determining the forgiveness amount, the SBA will forgive the LESSER of three things:

  1. Total of:
  2. Payroll costs incurred or paid during the Covered Period or Alternative Payroll Covered Period PLUS
  3. Amount of mortgage interest payments paid during Covered Period on real or personal property on an obligation incurred prior to 2/15/20 PLUS
  4. Amount of business rent or lease payments for real or personal property paidduring covered period pursuant to agreements in place prior to 2/15/20 PLUS
  5. Amount of business utility payments paid during the covered period for business utilities for which service began before 2/15/20 MINUS
  6. Any salary/hourly wage reduction amount required {this calculation is spelled out in the application} MULTIPLIED BY
  7. FTE Reduction quotient {this calculation is spelled out in the application}
  8. PPP loan amount
  9. Payroll costs divided by 0.75

 

Additional Points to Consider

  1. Covered period begins on the date the loan proceeds disbursed to the borrower.
  2. In some portions of the loan forgiveness calculation, the application requires the borrower to use the covered period. In other portions of the loan forgiveness calculation, certain borrowers can choose the Covered Period or the Alternative Payroll Covered Period. {Those borrowers with a biweekly (or more frequent) payroll schedule can elect to calculate eligible payroll costs using the 8 week period that begins on the first day of their first pay period following the PPP loan disbursement date.} Those borrowers who choose the Alternative Payroll Covered Period for payroll calculation MUST apply the Alternative Payroll Covered Period whenever there is a reference to that or Covered Period – i.e., must apply it consistently throughout loan forgiveness calculation.

 

PPP Expense Tracker Forgiveness Calculator develop by a friend of Cornerstone who is a CPA (attached)

Spreadsheet  

PPP Application