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    Friday, April 03, 2020
    Click here to find out more information IMPORTANT UPDATES    We are now entering the implementation phase of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The implementation will impact many businesses and families. Remember that the people you are talking to when/if you are applying are going through similar situations with their families, learning about an incredibly ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Press Release
    Friday, April 03, 2020
    Dear Friend,   The past few weeks have been a challenge to us all. We have been asked to have patience, to be flexible and forgiving, and to shift our priorities for the health, well-being, and safety of our community.   As we grapple with this new reality, I want to share with you ACC's promise to our students, employees, partners, and friends. We remain committed to supporting our students ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Education, Press Release
    Thursday, April 02, 2020
    Click here to read full details IMPORTANT UPDATES    As we navigate the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic, the Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce and Williamson County will host Mike Litton, Executive Vice President and Director of SBA Lending for R Bank.     This ZOOM Meeting will explain the ways your business may qualify and can apply for the new SBA Loans recently signed into law. To register ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Thursday, April 02, 2020
    Click here to visit website AUSTIN – Texas Health and Human Services has launched a 24/7 statewide mental health support line to help Texans experiencing anxiety, stress or emotional challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This new resource offers COVID-19-related mental health support for all Texans. People can call the Statewide COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line 24 hours a day, 7 days a ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Wednesday, April 01, 2020
    Click here for full details IMPORTANT UPDATES    The situation continues to change on an almost daily basis. One of the most important things you can do is continue to educate yourself. Go to trusted websites and browse them while you are drinking coffee in the morning or while you are eating your lunch.  One of the things we continue to get calls about are the, “I heard from xyz.” If you ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, April 01, 2020
    This update is a part of our ongoing response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic. As this situation continues to change daily, the contents of this article may be outdated. Please visit our COVID-19 webpage for the most up-to-date information.Learning will continue even as our buildings remain closed as Leander ISD responds to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic. In ...read more
    Categories: Community, Chamber, Press Release
    Tuesday, March 31, 2020
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has created a guide to help small businesses, independent contractors, and gig economy workers prepare to file for a coronavirus relief loan under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.   The U.S. Chamber’s Coronavirus Small Business Guide (CLICK HERE) outlines the steps small businesses should take now and prepare to access much-needed ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic, Press Release
    Tuesday, March 31, 2020
    This is an ongoing issue and response by Leander ISD. As we continue to get new information and make new decisions, the content of this article may be outdated. Please visit our COVID-19 webpage for the most up-to-date news and announcements. Updates to grading, grade-point average (GPA) and class rank could be coming after a special called Board of Trustees meeting this Tuesday, March 31.  As ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Education
    Tuesday, March 31, 2020
    Click Here for full details IMPORTANT UPDATES    MARK YOUR CALENDAR! We will have Congressman John Carter and Deputy District Director David Elizondo on a Small Business Teleconference. During this teleconference they will be discussing resources available for small businesses. They will also answer some frequently asked questions. This is open to ANY small business in Williamson and Bell ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Monday, March 30, 2020
    (March 27, 2020) – Atmos Energy is committed to the safety and welfare of our customers, our communities, and our employees while our nation responds to the Covid-19 pandemic. The majority of our communities are impacted by emergency declarations with many under shelter-in-place orders. During this time, the communities we serve will see us providing essential services to ensure the safety and ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Press Release
    Monday, March 30, 2020
    During this time of change, it is easy to see how the COVID-19 (coronavirus) has impacted our own lives. It is something that families and businesses across the world are having to deal with right now. But one thing that has not changed, is the spirit of the Cedar Park business community. Ryan and Danielle Anglen, owners of Whitestone Brewery in Cedar Park have said they are no different than ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Press Release
    Monday, March 30, 2020
    As the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 continues to increase in the Williamson county region, we want to provide you with a brief update about ongoing efforts at Baylor Scott & White Health and share some guidance for those who have questions or concerns about their risk of infection with COVID-19.   We are here to serve the people of Williamson County with an unwavering commitment to ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Healthcare & Wellness, Press Release
    Monday, March 30, 2020
    IMPORTANT UPDATES    We had some important updates over the weekend. As many of you know, the $2 Trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed Congress and the President signed it in to law late last week.     Some major highlights include bolstering the Small Business Loan Disaster Program. Pieces of this program may be eligible for forgiveness based on different ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Press Release
    Monday, March 30, 2020
    IRS to Accept Email, Digital Signatures   To help taxpayers and the tax professional community during this COVID-19 period, effective immediately, the IRS will begin temporarily accepting images of signatures (scanned or photographed) and digital signatures on documents related to the determination or collection of tax liability.   In addition, the IRS is allowing IRS employees to accept ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Press Release
    Friday, March 27, 2020
    Click here for full details IMPORTANT UPDATES    While we all feel our business is essential, be sure to understand the spirit of the order from Williamson County. There have been several businesses that have remained open in defiance of this order. Understand you may be subject to a fine if you continue to run your business (as usual) while this order is in place and you are not one of the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, Healthcare & Wellness
    Thursday, March 26, 2020
    These are challenging times for businesses all over the nation. The Texas Comptroller’s office knows that during periods of economic hardship, paying or remitting taxes and fees on time can feel like an extra burden when there’s so much uncertainty. We’re thankful to those businesses that were able to remit state and local sales taxes they collected from customers in February on the March 20, ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Press Release
    Thursday, March 26, 2020
    Good Afternoon:   The IRS posted Filing and Payment Deadline Questions and Answers today. The Q&As address the federal filing and payment extensions to July 15th due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. They also include information on the additional extension to Oct. 15th, first quarter estimated tax payments, IRAs and HSAs. For those questions that are not addressed in the Q&As, please ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Thursday, March 26, 2020
    IR-2020-59    03.25.2020    IRS unveils new People First Initiative; COVID-19 effort temporarily adjusts, suspends key compliance programs    WASHINGTON – To help people facing the challenges of COVID-19 issues, the Internal Revenue Service announced today a sweeping series of steps to assist taxpayers by providing relief on a variety of issues ranging from easing payment guidelines to ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
    Thursday, March 26, 2020
    Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
    Wednesday, March 25, 2020
    AUSTIN (March 24, 2020) – Atmos Energy has a proven track record of maintaining safe and reliable natural gas service under many adverse conditions. This current COVID-19 pandemic will be no different. During these unprecedented times, we want to assure you our focus remains the same: the safety of our 4,800 employees, our more than 3 million customers, and the 1,400 communities we proudly ...read more
    Categories: Community, Chamber, Press Release
    Wednesday, March 25, 2020
    Click here for more details IMPORTANT UPDATES    Another busy day! As many of you are now aware, Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell officially ordered a “Shelter-in-Place” for Williamson County, effective beginning at 11:59pm, March 24th until 11:59pm, Monday, April 13th.  We understand it was certainly a difficult decision for the Judge to make to combat COVID-19. This decision will impact ...read more
    Categories: Community, Chamber, Press Release
    Tuesday, March 24, 2020
     
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Papers/Research, Community, Human Interest, Press Release
    Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    Click here for full details   IMPORTANT UPDATES    COVID-19 continues to force major changes to our daily lives. Some of those changes were seen yesterday as Waco/McLennan County and Bell County joined Dallas County in orders for shelter-in-place. That news came as Austin/Travis County is looking to make the same major later announcement today.   Again, nothing has been finalized, but it ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, Economic, Press Release
    Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    Click Here for full Letter   A message from Tony Moline, IOM, PCED  President and Chief Executive Officer of The Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce    Cedar Park Chamber Members and Investors –     As many of you are now aware, Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell officially ordered a “Shelter-in-Place” for Williamson County, effective beginning tonight at 11:59pm tonight, March ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Press Release
    Monday, March 23, 2020
    Click Here for Full News Letter IMPORTANT UPDATESThere have been several developments over the weekend that we want to make sure you are aware of. This includes the Small Business Administration’s approval of the statewide emergency designation, an Emergency City Council Meeting the City of Cedar Park had yesterday, and more. We also have a new link which will give you the most up-to-date ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Healthcare & Wellness, Human Interest, Press Release
    Saturday, March 21, 2020
    The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides low-interest, long-term disaster loans to businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners, and renters to repair or replace uninsured/underinsured disaster-damaged property. SBA disaster loans offer an affordable way for individuals and businesses to recover from declared disasters.The three-step process: Disaster ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Press Release, Community, Education, Political
    Friday, March 20, 2020
    AUSTIN – As Texans take precautions against exposure to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and prepare for the possibility of self-quarantine if affected, Attorney General Ken Paxton warned that state law prohibits price gouging in the wake of a declared disaster. Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statewide disaster declaration. “Any person or business selling goods must be aware that they are prohibited ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Press Release, Social Media
    Friday, March 20, 2020
    AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today cautions Texans to be aware of scams in light of the statewide Coronavirus disaster declaration announced earlier today by Governor Abbott. “Situations like this usually bring the best of our communities to the forefront with cooperation, aid, and compassion. Unfortunately, some criminals take advantage of troubling circumstances to steal from ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Press Release, Social Media
    Friday, March 20, 2020
    CLICK HERE FOR LINK TO FULL PAGEIMPORTANT UPDATES There continues to be daily changes to our business community. We will continue to publish the most up-to-date information on our Facebook page and will have helpful links on our website during this time. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (SBA) DISASTER LOANS I gave you some information yesterday that mentioned we were waiting on Williamson County ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Healthcare & Wellness, Human Interest, Press Release, Social Media
    Friday, March 20, 2020
    March 20, 2020 (Williamson County, TX) -- The Williamson County and Cities Health District (WCCHD) announced a new positive COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the County’s total to eight.    The individual is:    ·         A female in her 40s with exposure to an area with community spread    At this stage information is very limited. WCCHD and Williamson County will share more as it ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Healthcare & Wellness, Human Interest, Press Release
    Thursday, March 19, 2020
    March 18, 2020 (Williamson County, TX) -- Williamson County and Cities Health District (WCCHD) has received notification of the first four positive cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Williamson County.    At this stage information is very limited, WCCHD will share more as it becomes available and necessary to protect the health of the public.   These four individuals are:  A female ...read more
    Thursday, March 19, 2020
    March 18, 2020 (Williamson County, TX )- The Williamson County and Cities Health District announced today that there are four confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus in Williamson County. In response, County Judge Bill Gravell issued a second mass gathering order effective 6 p.m. today, March 18, 2020, that will prohibit social community gatherings of 10 people or more through May 11, 2020. This ...read more
    Categories: Community, Healthcare & Wellness, Social Media, Chamber, Education, Human Interest
    Thursday, March 19, 2020
    Click Here for full News Letter IMPORTANT UPDATESThere have been some substantial changes since our newsletter went out yesterday. We will continue to publish the most up-to-date information on our Facebook page and will have helpful links on our website during this time.  COMPTROLLER'S OFFICE UPDATEThe Comptroller's Office has not delayed or postponed any deadlines for sales tax. All sales tax ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Healthcare & Wellness, Press Release, Community, Education, Human Interest, Social Media
    Thursday, March 19, 2020
    The Leander ISD response to the (COVID-19) pandemic will enter a new phase when we begin providing some student services while our buildings are closed until April 5. While we want our parents, students, teachers, and staff to use our scheduled Spring Break for family time and planning, we know information can help relieve anxiety. We want to provide an update to our families and staff about what ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest, Chamber, Economic, Healthcare & Wellness, Social Media
    Thursday, March 19, 2020
    WHEREAS, on March 14, 2020, Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell, Jr. issued a proclamation declaring a local state of disaster for Williamson County, Texas after making a determination based on statements and information provided to him by the Office of the Texas Governor, Williamson County Emergency Management personnel, the Williamson County and Cities Health District, health professionals and ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Healthcare & Wellness, Papers/Research, Community, Human Interest, Press Release
    Thursday, March 19, 2020
    WCAD encourages property owners to use electronic options Georgetown, TX, March 19, 2020: The Williamson Central Appraisal District will continue operations but will no longer provide face-to-face services to the public inside the building, effective immediately, as part of the effort to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.    “The appraisal district will continue operations, and we are ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Healthcare & Wellness, Press Release, Community, Human Interest, Social Media
    Thursday, January 16, 2020
    NEWS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Jodee O’Brien, Chief Executive Officer(512) 255-6799, jodee@unitedway-wc.org   United Way of Williamson County Offers Free Electronic Tax Preparation  ROUND ROCK, Texas – United Way of Williamson County will be offering free electronic tax preparation at locations across the county. Starting January 27 and running through April 15, 2020, IRS-certified ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release