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Below are a combined collaboration of resources between the Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Carlisle Association

Governor Wolf has ordered all “non-life sustaining” business to close in Pennsylvania.  Click her for a list of those businesses and their categories HERE. Not sure if you're a "life-sustaining" business? Please look at our frequently asked questions regarding that HERE. If you are a business that is on the list, but feel you should be an exception from this order, send a waiver form by email or complete an online Waiver/Exemption Form here.

In the Application for waiver, the businesses' approach to social distancing plans and procedures should be clearly outlined.

Economic Support and Financial Lending Needs For Businesses

The Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce is communicating with our local community leaders, state and US representatives, to compile the most up-to-date resources for our businesses affected by the Covid-19.

New Guides to Assist Business Owners with the CARES Act from the US Chamber

More than $60 million for loans will be available to businesses with 100 or fewer full-time employees. As these funds become available, the Carlisle Area Chamber can help you secure PIDA funding. Contact Michelle at with questions, or fill out the contact form.
Other Funding Programs Available

Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in more than 30 countries where it operates. Facebook will share more details as they become available.


Kabbage launched an online hub to help boost sales for U.S small businesses impacted by COVID-19, including a system through which businesses can sell gift cards to consumers for use at a later date. Learn more.


The James Beard Foundation is launching a fund that will be gathering support from corporate, foundation, and individual donors to provide micro-grants to independent food and beverage businesses in need. Learn more.

Business Economic Assistance

Navigating through the constantly updated information for businesses on the Covid 19 Coronavirus mandates are challenging. Every day brings new information and new questions. We all look forward to the road to recovery.

We want to hear from you. If you have questions on what support is available to your business and your employees please email Michelle Crowley,, or call (717) 243-4515.


Covid-19 Health Facts and Resources


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