The global spread of the Coronavirus poses unknown challenges for all of us. We hope that you, your family, friends, and co-workers are safe and well. As we navigate this crisis together, we would like you to know that the CMA is committed to providing service to our members, especially in this time of need, and to continue to address the needs of small businesses in the woodworking industry.
We will support you and your business needs while at the same time doing all we can to not spread the sickness. This is a strange time with a lot of uncertainty, but there are things we can all do to help. By now most of us have heard these things a thousand times, but they are still important:
Read more advice from the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html
In addition, there have been concerns about how to address the situation if your business has to shut down due to the virus. Fortunately, Congress has already passed several bills offering relief to small businesses, and we encourage you to check them out: https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources
Because of the current concerns, we have cancelled our April 22 regional event in Charlotte, NC. We will keep you posted when a new date is determined.
Woodworking Network has compiled a helpful summary of other industry disruptions and cancellations: https://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/news/woodworking-industry-news/woodworking-industry-disruptions-and-cancellations-coronavirus-update
We encourage you to stay connected and keep building your business as much as possible. In the next few weeks, we plan to host a webinar to introduce our new website program for members. Stay tuned for the date and time. Also, be sure to stay in touch on the forums: ask questions and also provide answers and assistance when possible. Now is the time, more than ever, to rely on CMA members and our collective resources. Together we will work on solutions during this challenging situation.
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