Sebago Lakes Chamber of Commerce

COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Health Information

  • Maine CDC
  • The CDC
  • Maine 211 available 24/7 to provide information and connect Mainers to local programs and services that can help

Re-opening Strategy

Governor Mills Four Phased Plan

Re-opening Checklists

Maine Dept of Economic Community Dev Updates

Business Specific Information

Curbside Pick Up, for Restaurants & More

The state will allow non-essential retailers to do curbside pick up of products if the businesses are complying with Governor Mills’s Stay Healthy at Home Order. The Chamber is partnering with one such vendor who can help you set this up – SWIPEBY! Using an app, customers can order and pay for items at your business and pick up when ready. Talk directly to a SWIPEBY representative – click HERE!

Unique Way to Offer Gift Card Sales

Facebook can help you sell Gift Cards – click HERE for more information.

Loans/Grants Available

Maine Tourism Relief Fund

The Maine Tourism Relief Fund was created by the Maine Tourism Association and Poland Spring to provide relief to small businesses and their employees experiencing great hardship as a result of business closures in the state due to COVID-19.

SBA Loans for Businesses

Paycheck Protection Program

The U.S. Small Business Administration has resumed accepting applications for the PPP. If you have not yet applied for a PPP loan, please contact your lender right away to see how these loans can help and to start the application process.

Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)

The EIDL program was created to assist businesses, renters, and homeowners located in regions affected by declared disasters. Apply online at SBA.gov/disaster

Unemployment Insurance Benefits

If you have questions, go to the MDOL website. Most of your questions can be answered there. If you have additional questions you may find the answers in this Q&A set up by the MDOL. To file an unemployment claim, click HERE.

The MDOL is working 7 days a week and has tripled the amount of staff to answer calls. If you must call be sure to call on the appropriate day based on your last name:

  • Monday A – H
  • Tuesday I – Q
  • Wednesday R -Z
  • Thursday & Friday A – Z

Or, you can send the Unemployment Department a message HERE.

Sebago Lakes Region Chamber Resources

The Chamber Facebook page offers a place to:

  • Ask questions and get feedback from other Chamber members
  • Share unique ways your business has adapted to the current situation
  • Get access to Chamber newsletters which are posted regularly

Please contact us if you have questions or concerns!

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