• Business Recovery Resources

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  • Updated May 23, 2020

  • White House Guidelines for Opening Up America 

    President Trump has unveiled Guidelines for Opening Up America, a three-phased approach based on the advice of public health experts. These steps will help state and local officials when reopening their economies, getting people back to work, and continuing to protect American lives. Click here to read more.

  • Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step Plan for Florida's Recovery

    Effective May 4, 2020: Executive Order 20-112 for the Phase 1: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery. 

    Effective May 11, 2020: Executive Order 20-120 allows for the reopening of barbershops, cosmetology salons, and cosmetology specialty salons.

    Effective May 18, 2020: Executive Order 20-123 brings all Florida counties into Full Phase 1: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery

    Effective May 22, 2020: Executive Order 20-131 allowing organized youth activities to operate effective immediately.

    Phase 1: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery


    Additional guidance is as follows:

    • Vulnerable individuals should avoid close contact with people outside their home.
    • All individuals, when in public, should maximize physical distance from each other.
    • Avoid socializing in groups larger than 10 people in circumstances that do not readily allow for physical distancing.
    • Face masks are recommended for all those in face-to-face interactions and where social distancing isn’t possible.
  • South Tampa Chamber Resources

    The South Tampa Chamber is committed to providing valuable connection, collaboration and educational opportunities for our members.


    The Chamber is also focused on developing strategies and resources to help local businesses prepare for the transition to economic recovery. Please share your questions and ideas with us at kelly@southtampachamber.org. 

  • Open for Business Toolkit

    The South Tampa Chamber continues to be an advocate and partner for our local business community. As many businesses are beginning to re-open or expand your services, we have put together these easy step-by-step guides to celebrate your re-opening and engage your current (and potential) customers. 

    In this toolkit you will find:


    To request your #OpenForBusiness sign simply reply to this email or contact the Chamber office at 813-637-0156 A chamber staff or board member will hand-deliver a sign to businesses located on the South Tampa peninsula. Signs can also be picked up from the chamber office located at 701 S. Howard Ave. #204, Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm.

  • #RememberAMember and Shop Local 

    A key factor in the recovery and rebound of our local economy will be all of us rallying together to support local businesses. As you begin to order supplies, merchandise, signage or to contract services you may need, PAUSE and ask if you can purchase it locally. #RememberAMember and use our business directory to support fellow Chamber members.

  • How Can I Reopen My Small Business?

    Thank you to the Florida Chamber of Commerce's Small Business Council for creating this “how to” video on regulations, guidance and best practices, in partnership with the Florida SBDC Network & Florida International University.

    • What regulations and guidance is available to guide my business reopening?
    • What are some best practices to keep employees and customers safe?
    • How can my business innovate and adapt to the coronavirus pandemic?
    • How can I protect my business and plan for future business disruptions due to pandemics or natural disasters?

     

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  • Business Recovery & Readiness Resources

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