April Membership Luncheon Zoom Meeting

April Membership Luncheon Zoom Meeting

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. Known as the Paycheck Protection Program,  the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans  to small businesses.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s John Kirchner, Executive Director, Midwest Region) will provide a summary of the legislation and share details how small businesses and self-employed individuals may prepare to file for a loan.

Registration is FREE and you do not need to be a member of the Shakopee Chamber of Commerce to attend. Zoom info will be sent after registration is received. You must register to attend.

John Kirchner Bio:

John Kirchner, executive director of the Midwest Region in the Congressional and Public Affairs Division at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, represents the Chamber throughout the states of Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Kirchner helps develop and implement the Chamber’s grassroots, legislative, and political activities in the area. In addition, he works closely with state and local chambers, as well as with members of Congress in his region to further the legislative priorities of the Chamber.

Previously, Kirchner spent eight years as public relations manager at Marvin Windows and Doors, leading the company’s public affairs and corporate communications efforts. Before that, he was the political director for the Minnesota Republican Party.
Kirchner received his B.A. in political science from St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota, and now resides in Edina, Minnesota.