The Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors recently approved a contribution of $5,000 to the city’s Small Business Relief Fund. “Small businesses make up over 80% of our total membership,” said Chad Beyer, Chairman of the Chamber Board. “The Chamber is committed to serving the businesses of this community and this is a way for us to show our support to them. We are proud to be a part of this effort and to partner with other community members to provide this financial assistance.”
Beyer said the Chamber usually celebrates the month of May as Small Business Month with a kick off at the May Power in Partnership breakfast and other seminars and special events. With COVID-19 the Chamber will not be having any in-person group meetings or events in May. “We are proud to be a part of this effort to lift up our small businesses and continue to recognize them through this contribution,” he added.
These funds will be matched by the city adding an additional $10,000 overall for the fund for the next round of grants to be distributed.
“The Chamber is our community’s number one advocate for small business,” said Mayor Brandi Harless. “Thank you for your generosity and support of our efforts to help small businesses push through these tough times. We will get through this if we work together.”
The Small Business Relief Fund is a partnership of the City of Paducah, West Kentucky Technical and Community College and the Community Foundation of West Kentucky. To donate to the Small Business Relief Fund, go to the Community Foundation’s website at cfwestky.org, call 270-442-8622 or mail to the Community Foundation, P.O. Box 7, Paducah, KY 42001.
For more information, go to paducahchamber.org, call the Chamber at 270-443-1746 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.