Guide for safely reopening from the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce


The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC) is holding a series of webinars as part of its Keep Calm and Small Business On effort here

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Governor's Proclamation Requires All Arkansas Businesses to Post Sign At Facility Entrances

As part of Governor Hutchinson’s recent State of Arkansas Executive Department Proclamation EO – 20 – 13 (3) f, all Arkansas businesses are required to: 


Post a sign at the entrance of the facility informing all employees, customers, and congregants that they should: avoid entering the facility if they have a cough or fever; maintain a minimum six-foot distance from one another; sneeze and cough into one's elbow; not shake hands or engage in any unnecessary physical contact;


The State Chamber/AIA is pleased to provide a copy of the notice for Arkansas businesses and organizations here.


We encourage you to print as many copies of this as you need and put them up at each of your facility entrances.


To lessen the incidence of COVID-19 infections in Arkansas, the State Chamber/AIA has developed signage encouraging Arkansans to wear face masks in indoor settings. The signs in English can be accessed here and here. The signs in Spanish can be accessed here and here. Both versions can be printed and affixed to the entrance doors of your company or organization. 

Reopening Business Digital Resources Center

Last week, as part of the Path Forward initiative, the U.S. Chamber unveiled its Reopening Business Digital Resources Center to equip America's business community with the latest state guidelines, sector-specific guidance, small business advice, and other tools and resources as we look to reopen safely and keep employees and customers healthy and informed.

Now, the resources center also includes a customizable workplace flyer to help you and your members communicate the steps your company is taking to keep them safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19 to employees and customers.

In partnership with Chambers of Commerce, the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center is helping business owners navigate the new Business Interruption Grant.


The grant is open to Arkansas small businesses in the service and hospitality industries.


The application period is limited to Nov. 16-25, so the time to act is now!

You're invited to join ASBTDC on Zoom to learn more about this BIG opportunity.


  • ·    Who should apply

  • ·    Important information and documents to begin gathering

  • ·    How the application process will go


Bring your questions for the live Q&A!

Tuesday, November 16
Friday, November 20

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Magnolia, AR 71753

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