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COVID-19 RESOURCES
Info-Tech Pandemic Response Center
**Technology First member benefit only**
 
Business First! Resources
BusinessFirst! for a Greater Dayton Region is here to help your business navigate the ever-changing response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. We know this is a challenging time for your company, and we want to provide all resources available to help you weather this storm. Visit www.resources4business.info/businessfirst/recession.html for more information.
 

Montgomery County CARES Act Grant Program

Montgomery County will launch a new financial assistance program to help small businesses that experienced losses due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Montgomery County Office of CARES Act has allocated $40 million in federal stimulus funds to create grants that will help small businesses affected by the pandemic. If you want to be notified when online grant applications are available, click here to sign up for email alerts.

USDA Offers New Loan Program for Rural Businesses

Rural Business-Cooperative Service is making available up to $1 billion in loan guarantees to help rural businesses meet their working capital needs during the coronavirus pandemic.  Additionally, agricultural producers that are not eligible for USDA Farm Service Agency loans may receive funding under USDA Business & Industry (B&I) CARES Act Program provisions included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
 
Ohio Safe Working Resources Guide
 
JobsOhio Economic Impact Updates:
Lt. Governor Husted announced there are over 40,000 job postings on the JobSearch.Ohio.Gov website from 642 unique companies. We encourage individuals or employers who have been affected by COVID-19 to visit the website and apply for a position or post their job opportunities. 
CARES ACT:
Dayton Area Chamber of CommerceResource Guide
Small Business AssociationLoan Resources
Save Small Business Fund – Financial Relief Opportunity
To extend a helping hand to small businesses suffering from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation – in partnership with Vistaprint and a coalition of supporting companies, foundations, and philanthropic donors – is working to provide financial relief through the "Save Small Business Fund". The "Save Small Business Fund" is a grant-making initiative to offer $5,000 grants that provide short-term relief for employers across the United States.  These one-time supplemental cash grants are for businesses that have between 3-20 employees and operate in an economically vulnerable community (you can search eligibility by zip code here). The grant application will go live on Monday, April 20 at 3 p.m.
 Visit savesmallbusiness.comfor more details about the fund, to get an email reminder when the application launches and to apply for a grant.
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What are your fellow Members doing for You & the Community?

TEKsystems

Support COVID-19 call volume with digital solution

With the announcement of the various economic relief programs, the average call

center is experiencing an increase upwards of 75% in call volume due to questions

concerning COVID-19.

As a full-stack technology services partner, TEKsystems is helping healthcare and financial services organizations respond to this increased need for information with our conversational AI chatbot solution, TEKsystems.sAIge.

TEKsystems.sAIge can help you manage the increase in call center volume while maintaining the high-touch customer service and call resolution rates your customers expect. In days, we’ll set up, configure, test and deploy an enterprise solution across your websites and mobile web browsers. Plus, it has built-in security—no PII collected or required.

https://teksystems.seismic.com/Link/Content/DC5djNdWEEb0u3oib9CO7JFA

Please call/email and I can follow up with you to schedule a free demo.

Greg Riddle | National Strategic Account Lead | 

griddle@TEKsystems.com| T 937.401.5564 | M 937.477.4039

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Secure Content Technologies
Secure Content Technologies provides secure solutions for an insecure world. As a nationwide value-added reseller of best in class cyber security solutions we work as a trusted advisor and advocate to help our clients make empowered decisions tailored to their unique environments and budgets.Our professional services team is stellar and we are here to handle all of your IT and network security needs! 
  • Local Area Network (LAN)
  • Wide Area Network (WAN)
  • Telephony
  • Desktop Monitoring
  • Cabling
  • Video security
  • Cloud support services
  • Relocations/moves
Who we serve It’s more like… who don’t we serve?
From individual clients, to small- and mid-sized business owners and major, multi-site Fortune 500 companies, SCT serves more than 1000 clients across a wide range of industries, including law firms, financial institutions, charitable foundations, marketing & communications companies, automotive, media broadcasting, education, energy, entertainment, industrial and pharmaceutical businesses and more. 
We’re not just knowledgeable… we’re nice!
And that counts for a lot in this fast-paced world that seems to have forgotten how much that matters. We’re not some nameless, faceless service. We’re a genuinely friendly team of folks who know that kindness, patience and a personal touch are just as important as technical expertise.
Karen Greer, Secure Content Technologies,Ltd, kgreer@securecontenttechnologies.com513-779-1165
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Edge Webware
Does Google Know Your Business Is Local?
Are local customers finding you online? If not, you may be missing opportunities to reach those who need your services most.
Edge Webware specializes in local SEO (search engine optimization), helping connect your business to people searching for your products or services
Did You Know:
  • 92% of people conducting local searches make a selection from the first page of results.
  • 46% of Google search traffic is requesting local information.
  • Searched for “near me” and “close by” have increased a staggering 900% in just two years.
(Source: Hubspot)
Contact Us For Assistance With Local SEO.
We’re Fully Operational And Ready To Help!
Edge Webware
EdgeWebware.com/contact
(855) 937-9656
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In accordance with Governor DeWine’s stay-at-home order, public libraries are closed until further notice. While the physical libraries remain closed, there is a wealth of digital content available from the online libraries of Washington-Centerville Public Library, Dayton Metro Library, Greene County Library and others.
With your library card, you can learn a new language, take classes through Lynda.com, read books, watch movies, get homework help, and more. Check out the resources your local library has available and apply for a library card online:
Washington-Centerville Public Library
Greene County Public Library
Dayton Metro Library
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ServiceMaster by Angler
As an important member of the local business community who cares about the health and safety of your employees and customers, we wanted to let you know that we are open for business and ready to answer your Covid-19 related questions and provide disinfection services when necessary. 
Our technicians are experts in their field, follow IICRC, EPA, OSHA, and CDC guidelines, have the proper training, PPE, and products to disinfect your property. 
To ask questions, request a bid, or book service please call: 937-256-3473
We all look forward to returning to a safe sense of normalcy- 
Until Then, Stay Safe…
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Lingaro
Lingaro is a disruptive innovator focused on data-driven enterprise transformation. As a professional services company with an 11-year track record of success, Lingaro is a trusted technology solutions partner to Global 500 companies. We help organizations gain a competitive advantage and succeed in the data economy through Artificial Intelligence, Data and Analytics. Lingaro has over 800 employees in 3 continents, including experts in over 40 technologies, and has delivered 1800+ projects to clients around the world. Notably, Lingaro has also been awarded a prestigious External Business Partner Excellence Award by Procter & Gamble.
Patrick Martin
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KiZAN
KiZAN is doing what it can to assist hospitals deal with minimizing exposure to patients,
but still giving them the ability to provide care during the COVID-19 crisis by offering to
quickly deploy Teams Virtual Rounding at no cost. By enabling secure video conferencing through Teams, direct patient contact is minimized, protecting the frontline worker and reducing the risk of spread. Utilization of video conferencing also reduces the demand on personal protective equipment that is in short supply.
Please see the link here for more information and a short questioner to apply. If you have any other questions please don’t hesitate to ask.
Kyle Louder
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Advanced Technology Consulting (ATC)
Advanced Technology Consulting (ATC) has been working diligently with clients and community organizations to assist with their work-from-home (WFH) initiatives. ATC has deep expertise within the cloud communications (VoIP, UCaaS, CCaaS) and conferencing space (Webex, Zoom). ATC has also been assisting with networking and bandwidth upgrades necessary to support WFH. Check out these 30 COVID-19 promotions—many free—offered by ATC providers.  
Contact Louie at ATC to see what fits your needs and if ATC can help
(513-323-1131 or louie@4atc.com)
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BBC Technology Solutions
BBC Technology Solutions is helping companies across the US by providing refurbished, business-class IT hardware to employees who are working remotely. Laptops, Desktops, and LCD monitors can be configured to your company’s needs and delivered plug and play ready. 
Contact Michael Sutter msutter@bbctechnologysolutions.com for more details today!
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Chi Hot Buys
In these uncertain times, one thing is certain – manufacturers are ready to deal.
It’s a buyer’s market and if you have an IT project scheduled for 2020 you could save a considerable amount of money by taking advantage of these vendor incentives now. Financing, special terms, and leasing are available. Chi Hot Buys will be updated regularly so check back often. https://chicorporation.com/company/hot-buys/
Jeff Turner
jturner@chicorporation.com
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Nutanix
During these unprecedented times, remote working has become more important than ever. IT teams need to provide their employees the tools and solutions to be able to telework. In this story, learn how virtual desktop technologies such as Nutanix Xi Frame are enabling employees to work from anywhere on any device.
Nearly three-quarters of IT respondents to the 2019 Enterprise Cloud Index Survey by Nutanix reported moving applications back onto private infrastructure from the public cloud, but why? In this story check out some of the challenges teams are facing with the public cloud and why they are moving away from it.
nate.pache@nutanix.com
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Robert Half Technology
As action plans are forming for COVID-19, Robert Half Technology /Creative Group is helping to support clients and candidates with the transition to remote work. We’ve developed procedures
to help with this real-time initiative, procured laptops and have candidates ready to
help with any work that allows remote access. Additionally, we are currently offering
four hours of complimentary training for Microsoft Teams (free six-month trial) through
our subsidiary Protiviti. We’re here to help anyone who has been impacted and finds themselves without a job during this challenging time.  
For more information, call us at (937) 224-7442.
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Vartek
Vartek is supporting educators on the front lines in this transition to remote learning.
Click here for Vartek's approach during COVID-19, including tools and resources to support remote learning. Click here for job opportunities to support educators.
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MOM & FSN
Time to sanitize?
MOM & FSN have some advice on how to clean your printers and copiers and how
to stay safe at home!
Need more from MOM?
Leah Seymour
937-313-4863  
From FSN?
Bill Baele
937-623-6804
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Red Hawk Technologies
Red Hawk Technologies Offers a Low-Cost Text Messaging Service to Assist Businesses
During the COVID-19 Pandemic
●      Features
  • Manage a list of recipients.
  • Indicate who can send messages on behalf of your organization.
  • Send messages to all recipients.
●      Quickturn
  • Red Hawk can onboard a business in less than 24 hours
Red Hawk is seeking other nonprofits and small businesses in the area that could
benefit from the text messaging service and will offer discounts based on
financial need during the pandemic.
Interested?
(859) 360-5583 x101
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Cincinnati Bell
Existing Customers
Effective Monday, March 16th, all Hosted UC customers are eligible for work-from-home features, for all of their users, at no additional cost through June 15, 2020. Employees will be able to answer their business line from home, along with placing and transferring calls, over the internet using the UC-One application installed on their mobile device or PC.
Existing Customers & Non-Customers
Webex solutions are cloud-based applications designed to improve efficiency, productivity, and collaboration within an organization. They do this by empowering employees to meet securely and instantly via any Internet-connected device and collaborate in real time as though they are in the same room. Businesses can replace costly, outdated audio conferencing platforms and migrate to a next generation solution which offers an industry leading audio and video experience.
Ellen Miller
937-344-1196
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