We are going through unprecedented times right now and things are constantly influx with our world right now. We are working to help our businesses and non-profits by compiling a list of what is available and how you can assist our community. The Chamber believes that we have an amazing community and each day there are businesses and people demonstrating simple ways we are supporting each other through this time of crisis.
When you can - please shop local! Support the people and businesses that were sponsors or donated to your child's team, school, or event. They need you the most now - together we will persevere and be that much stronger!
We have put together a listing of what businesses are offering along with ways to you can help! Please check back often as we update our website.
Everyone is feeling stressed, anxious and isolated, maybe you or someone you know would enjoy a little bit of cheer. Send a little something today. Anne's Florals and Gifts is offering local delivery, curbside pickup and personal shopping via text and Facetime. Visit them at www.annesfloralsgifts.com or call (603) 889-9903.
Located at Nottingham Plaza, 142 Lowell Road Hudson (603) 577-1130 have been working to keep up their stock in chicken and beef as well as working to have available salads, sides, prepared meals and frozen items. Items may vary. Don't forget to join their reward program too!
Dairy Queen Grill & Chill 119 Ferry Street Hudson: take out, mobile to go (DQ Mobile App), and delivery through Door Dash and Uber Eats. With the DQ Mobile App you can place and pay for orders while taking advantage of the many deals and use reward points. 883-0400
28 Lowell Road, Hudson (603) 889-6482 - Starting Friday March 20th we will be open on Mondays Fridays & Sundays from 7 AM - 1 PM for take out. Visit them online here.
Visit them on Facebook for a view of their home decor and more and shop online! See something you like, call or text 809-1814. You can ask questions about the items, order and set up curb side pick up! They are located at 4 Derry Street in Hudson.
Free ready to go lunches for kid's in our community are being provided weekdays at 142 Lowell Road, Hudson between 12 pm and 1 pm. They have tables set up outside for drive up take out. Take out is also an option by calling 889-9900.
Open for drive-thru and take out. Hours may vary. Door dash/uber eats.
Located at 93 River Road, Hudson. Pick up and Delivery still happening. Call 882-7283
Papa Gino's located at 77 Derry Street in Hudson (603) 598-8001 is offering limited contact delivery and carry out in accordance with the current guidelines. Please call the restaurant directly for hours of operation and current specials at (603) 598-8001. Catering orders can be coordinated by contacting Bryan at (978) 210-8141. Check out deals and more information such as menu's online here.
Right now, eligible and healthy donors are strongly urged to make an appointment to provide life-saving blood products to patients in need. Visit www.redcrossblood.org for a location near you.
Rodgers Library offers temporary library cards by mail, curbside service
THESE SERVICES COULD CHANGE AT ANY TIME. PLEASE CALL THE LIBRARY TO CONFIRM SERVICES at 886-6030.
The Rodgers Memorial Library will be offering temporary library cards by mail to Hudson residents, business owners and employees. Call the library at 886-6030 during our temporary opening hours, 11-3 Monday-Friday, to register for a card or receive library services.
The library is providing curbside pickup service for all cardholders. Each cardholder in a household can take out up to five items which will be delivered in a bag to your car at curbside at a pre-arranged time. If you don’t know what you want but would like some reading material or movies, we have bundles pre-picked for many age groups and interests. Reserve materials over the phone or on our website, rodgerslibrary.org.
Card holders can also access thousands of free e-books and audiobooks through the Libby by Overdrive app and can log onto our website to search articles in thousands of magazines and newspapers, get instructional videos and patterns for many crafts and hobbies, do genealogical research, learn a new language, and much more. Call the library for more information.
The library is not accepting returned items. Please keep them until we re-open, no fines will be charged while we are closed.
Disinfectant services are costly due to the nature of the service - bio-hazard. Bio-hazard work puts our team at risk, so we make sure our staff is properly trained and outfitted with the appropriate PPE gear. Safety above all else. This is a costly expenditure, but one that we invest in heavily. We understand that our business community is struggling right now and will continue to do so in the unforeseeable future. We value our community relationships and are offering the following: 1) No-Cost assessment for a disinfectant service. 2) Payment plans available for those who sign up for a disinfectant service. 3) For those businesses that just can't afford a disinfectant service, we will meet you onsite to offer guidance and direction on the proper protocols for performing your own disinfectant service. This consultation comes at no cost to you. Contact Chuck Nuskey at email@example.com or call (603) 432-3221.
The food pantry is in need of canned tuna or chicken, peanut butter, jelly or jam, canned vegetables, cans of soup, baked beans, single-serve fruits, jello or puddings, cookie, cake or muffin mixes, dish detergents, bath soap, laundry detergent, paper plates, paper towels and toilet paper. Contact Pauline Boisvert at (603) 882-2462 x 6 to assist. Located at 23 Library Street in Hudson.
Take out available with online ordering or call them at 883-2741. Check out their menu: https://www.suziesdiner.com/
T-BONES is offering curbside pick up daily from 4 pm to 8 pm as well as gift certificates online for future visits. Maybe someone you know needs a little surprise, you can email them a e-gift card to let them know you are thinking of them. Visit their website for their available menu: https://www.t-bones.com/
The Town of Hudson is making every effort to ensure they are able to provide all our emergency services personnel throughout the town with the personal protective equipment they need to safely perform their duties on a daily basis. While they have been pro-active in our supply ordering and verifying their existing stock, there is currently a shortage of supply on certain items. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues they are asking for the public’s help. More information on the Town of Hudson Emergency Operations Center.
HOW CAN YOU HELP? Requesting donations of the following NEW AND UNOPENED goods:
WHERE DO I BRING DONATIONS? Donations can be dropped off at:
Please label your donation with your name and address so they have an account of where the donations were provided from.
Town Hall is closed to the public. They are operating as a "virtual town hall" to assist the community. Questions and information may be obtained by calling 886-6003, for more information visit here.
Notice of 3.19.2020: The Hudson Board of Selectmen authorized the closure of all Town parks including Benson Park and cancelled the March 28th landfill cleanup day. More information from the town can be found on their website: www.hudsonnh.gov
United Way of Greater Nashua is supporting community in three ways - creating an emergent need response fund to support local non-profits and and emergency expenses, managing a community resource hub to direct people to important local resources and organizing volunteers and item donations for local non-profits. Click here for more on COVID-19 Response with United Way of Greater Nashua.
Hudson Walmart is doing everything we can to help everyone in the community that is being impacted right now. One of the things they are doing is expedited hiring for both temporary and permanent associates. So anyone that is temporarily out of work or even someone that has been looking for work. Our current positions available are Cashier, Cap 1 and Cap 2, which are teams that unload trucks and work freight. All positions vary in hours and pay, starting at $12.75/hr. For more details please call me the store.
Apply Today. Start Today. We know a lot of you have been impacted by the business closures of this crisis. But we’re a family, and this impacts us all. If you’re looking for a great job serving our community, both permanent and temporary positions are available. Apply at walmartcareers.com Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer – By Choice
While our branches are closed, we are excited to offer a wide range of virtual options to keep you healthy and connected to the Y! For your convenience, a complete list of FREE virtual content can be found on our website!
43 Lowell Road, Hudson. In light of recent events we want to ensure the safety of our customers and employees. We ask that you order delivery instead of pick-up. To minimize contact, pick-up orders will be placed on tables so that each individual can pick it up themselves and for deliveries we will be calling customers letting them know when their order has arrived. We will also no longer be accepting cash as a form of payment. Currently, all delivery order is subject to 15% delivery tips for drivers. New Hours: Tues- Sun 3 pm - 8 pm. (603) 880-8977
STAY AT HOME ORDER
As you are aware, Governor Chris Sununu issued a Stay at Home Order for all non-essential businesses to close effective at midnight tonight (3/27) through May 4, 2020. We know many of you have questions as to whether your business is essential in supporting the response to COVID-19 and the core missions of the State.
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.
Importantly, these loans may be forgiven if borrowers maintain their payrolls during the crisis or restore their payrolls afterward. The administration soon will release more details including the list of lenders offering loans under the program. Visit the US Chamber of Commerce Guide to CARES Act for Businesses
NOTE: As of 03/27/2020, this legislation has been passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives. President Trump reportedly will be signing this bill into law, but it has not yet become law. Additionally, there may be delays for some of the legislation to be implemented before there is more information on how the provisions below will work.
Today there is an URGENT need for Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)!
First: The NH BEA is looking to identify companies that are able and willing to produce PPE's. Specific items in need and information on what items are being sought can be found on this dedicated web page which provides FDA specification of the products along with an intake form at: https://www.nheconomy.com/ppehelp or call (603) 271-6352.
Second: They are also asking which companies at this time are looking to hire. Please share with us details on who to contact, how many you are looking to hire, and what type of training is required along with any other details.
Third: In an effort to develop strategies to assist businesses the Office of Emergency Management is asking for information from all impacted businesses and constituents. For those impacted you are highly encouraged to report to the Office of Emergency Management’s Joint Information Center by phone at 603-223-6169, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org . The report will go on record and fielded to the appropriate response agency. The information collected at the JIC will be instrumental in developing state strategies.
* Note * The impact could be lost business, uncollectible receivables, supply chain disruptions, any of a number of impacts that could cause economic harm.
Fourth: The BEA has a website specifically designed to address business-related COVID-19 issues.
Information addressed includes: SBA funding, layoffs, unemployment, insurance issues, potential shutdowns, the Governor's Executive Orders as well as up to date information from state and federal agencies.
Fifth: Does your company produce, or working to retro fit production, to produce products urgently needed during the pandemic? Let us know!
Sixth: Do you have a positive story or know of a positive story in our community that might boost morale, please share with us! Now more than ever we need to share the love!
NH UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS
Individuals who are unable to work or who have reduced hours due to the COVID-19 pandemic will have immediate access to unemployment benefits. Anyone in the following situations will now be eligible for state unemployment: If your employer temporarily closes due to COVID-19; Individuals that need to self-quarantine or are directed to quarantine at the instruction of a health care provider, employer or government official; Individuals that need to care for a family member that has COVID-19 or is under quarantine; Individuals that need to care for a dependent because of school closures, child care facility closures or other similar types of care programs; Self-employed individuals that are temporarily unable to operate their business because of any of the above listed situations will also be eligible .
Individuals will need to file for each week of temporary unemployment and all of this can and should be done online at http://www.nhes.nh.gov Or call 603-271-7700.
*** Attention Self Employed Claimants *** If you’re Self Employed and have filed for unemployment benefits, you will receive a Denial Message that you may ignore. Your unemployment claim requires time to process as a result of you being Self Employed. You will receive from NHES a telephone call in order to obtain wage information to process and complete you’re unemployment claim.
Layoffs and business closures: If your business faces a potential layoff, the State of New Hampshire offers services through its Rapid Response program. Rapid Response is a comprehensive, collaborative and immediate initiative to respond to and mitigate layoffs and closures. Rapid Response benefits both employers and employees through services to workers who are laid off, as well as layoff aversion information for businesses.
Employees experiencing layoffs: The State of New Hampshire offers a number of services for employees who have been laid off. New Hampshire Employment Security has a list of available services. Individuals will need to file for unemployment each week of temporary unemployment and this can and should be done online or by calling 603-271-7700.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced on March 24th its first round of published guidance to provide information to employees and employers about how each will be able to take advantage of the protections and relief offered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) when it takes effect on April 1, 2020.
FFCRA will help the United States combat and defeat COVID-19 by giving all American businesses with fewer than 500 employees funds to provide employees with paid leave, either for the employee’s own health needs or to care for family members. The legislation will ensure that workers are not forced to choose between their paychecks and the public health measures needed to combat the virus while at the same time reimbursing businesses.
The guidance – provided in a Fact Sheet for Employees, a Fact Sheet for Employers and a Questions and Answers document – addresses critical questions, such as how an employer must count the number of their employees to determine coverage; how small businesses can obtain an exemption; how to count hours for part-time employees; and how to calculate the wages employees are entitled to under this law.
The Department has released posters for the FFCRA, along with guidance notice requirements. Here are the direct links:
The Department has also recently released a Field Assistance Bulletin regarding a temporary non-enforcement period to the FFCRA: The Department will not bring enforcement actions against any public or private employer for violations of the Act occurring within 30 days of the enactment of the FFCRA, i.e. March 18 through April 17, 2020, provided that the employer has made reasonable, good faith efforts to comply with the Act.
For more information about the laws enforced by the WHD, call 866-4US-WAGE, or visit https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd.
NH Receives Statewide Declaration Opening Disaster Assistance Application Process for all Businesses
On March 18, 2020, SBA’s Administrator approved the Governor’s request for an SBA disaster declaration. This approval allows small businesses to apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans. Small Businesses from all counties will now be able to apply online, send email or call (603) 225-1400 or (800) 659-2955. SBA Fact Sheet
The U.S. Small Business Administration is now offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to the entire state of New Hampshire for small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Disaster loans can provide vital economic assistance to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue.
Small businesses, private non-profit organizations of any size, small agricultural cooperatives and small aquaculture enterprises that have been financially impacted as a direct result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) since Jan. 31, 2020, may qualify for Economic Injury Disaster Loans of up to $2 million to help meet financial obligations and operating expenses which could have been met had the disaster not occurred. Loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact.
Eligibility for Economic Injury Disaster Loans is based on the financial impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The interest rate is 3.75 percent for small businesses. The interest rate for private non-profit organizations is 2.75 percent. SBA offers loans with long-term repayments in order to keep payments affordable, up to a maximum of 30 years and are available to entities without the financial ability to offset the adverse impact without hardship. You risk nothing by applying and are not obligated to take the loan if approved, but in the instance that you do need these funds applying could be the difference between keeping your small business afloat or closing the doors. Details Here
SBA Economic Injury Loan Program - Overview and Live Q&A
What: The U.S. Small Business Administration is now offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to the entire state of New Hampshire for small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Disaster loans can provide vital economic assistance to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue.
Join us on these daily webinars for an overview of the program and how to apply. There will also be a chance to answer any questions. These sessions are open to the public.
When: Every workday from 3/20/20 through 4/3/2020 at 9am and 2pm EST
How: To join the webinar: Join Skype Meeting
Join by phone: Toll number:+1 (202) 765-1264
Conference ID: 522409519#
If you are a business or organization that would like to include information on this page please email the Chamber at email@example.com
Even if you are not a chamber member, email us! We want to support ALL our community!
*The above information is subject to change as things continue to evolve during this situation.
Stay safe and healthy!