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Mesa CARES: Local and State Resources to Help Your Business
We recognize the tremendous financial burden placed on the shoulders of Mesa businesses because of COVID 19. We want you to know that we are here to help you through these challenging times with several very important tools that will help you find critical business resources and assistance. These tools include the Mesa CARES Business Assistance Center Website, Business Assistance Center Help Lines, and the Business Impact Survey.
Mesa CARES Business Assistance Center
The City of Mesa Office of Economic Development has set up the Mesa CARES Business Assistance Center to help businesses find important business assistance information.
Mesa CARES Business Assistance Center Help Lines
What’s more, for businesses struggling to navigate the PPP or EIDL application process, the Business Assistance Center has two help lines companies can call to get answer to their questions and be led through the application process. Please don’t hesitate to call if your business needs help.
Mesa CARES Business Impact Survey
Please take a moment to take our survey. It should only take about 5 to 7 minutes to complete.
If you have additional questions, please reach out to us at EconomicDevelopmentInfo@mesaaz.gov or reach out to one of our help lines. You can also follow us on Twitter and Linkedin. Let me just reiterate, if you have questions or need to talk to one of our representatives, please contact us.
Visit Mesa launches Support Mesa campaign in response to COVID-19
Visit Mesa is sounding a rallying cry to help support, and in some instances save, local businesses up and down Main Street and throughout Downtown Mesa during the COVID-19 crisis. The destination marketing arm of the city is reminding residents that many businesses have transitioned to take-out and curbside service while they can still offer these options, with some essential businesses remaining open but with amended hours of operation.
“Every destination across America is being called to save the heart of their city and for Mesa, it’s Main Street,” Visit Mesa President and CEO Marc Garcia said. Visit Mesa worked quickly with the help of the Downtown Mesa Association to update all participating local business listings and changes in operation and is sharing this information on a resource site, www.SupportMesaNow.com. Cafes, bars, restaurants, and retail shops that are equipped to offer no-contact options for consumers can be viewed by category on the website. In addition, Visit Mesa launched a marketing and social media campaign spreading the news of the effort through sponsored posts and ads targeted to Mesa and the East Valley. In the coming months, the site will be a resource to collect support and share stories on the impacts of the visitor industry here in Mesa.
Visit Mesa also established a COVID-19 resources page that includes links, surveys, and updates on the impacts the coronavirus is having on the travel and tourism industry across the country and in Arizona. The information is available to hospitality-related businesses looking for the latest information from reputable sources in the U.S. Travel Association and the Arizona Office of Tourism. For more information, visit www.VisitMesa.com/covid-19-alerts.
Mesa Chamber compiles a Coronavirus Resource Guide
The Mesa Chamber of Commerce is committed to be a community leader in times when the community needs important information. The Mesa Chamber is providing updates and connections to information that may impact business, employees, and the community.
The Mesa Chamber remains in contact with government officials and business leaders to stay aware of changes as they develop. The Mesa Chamber wants to ensure that businesses know the resources that are at their disposal from the Chamber. To help contribute to business awareness and provide actionable information, the Chamber has compiled the Mesa Chamber Coronavirus Resource Guide:
Also, as a member of the East Valley Chambers of Commerce Alliance, the Mesa Chamber has supported the creation of the following SURVEY REPORT on the economic impact of the COVID-19 situation.
The Mesa Chamber will continue working with its members as it adjusts operations to the changing environment. The Mesa Chamber’s goal is to ensure that it does all it can to keep members, staff, and the community educated. www.MesaChamber.org