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Government of Guam Update

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NEW Executive Order 2021-25

On Friday, October 15th, the Leon Guerrero-Tenorio Administration appropriated $25 million from the American Rescue Plan Act towards the establishment of the Local Employers' Assistance Program (LEAP) to assist businesses in supporting and maintaining employment for local residents.

Additionally, the Legislative Committee on Tourism, led by Senators Amanda Shelton, Joe S. San Agustin and Vice Speaker Tina Muña Barnes have introduced Bill No. 214-36 which would appropriate an additional $25 million from local funds to support the LEAP Program.

Read full EO 2021-25

Guam Chamber Updates


More from Guam's Department of Labor

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As countries worldwide prepare to re-open their economies, international travel is poised to resume. However, in the absence of globally accepted vaccine regulations and passports, would-be travelers need to navigate a complex and rapidly changing patchwork of vaccine, testing and quarantine requirements, specific to each destination. At the same time, tourism industry players face the challenge of restarting in a vastly changed operational environment.

Join the AmChams of the Asia Pacific (AAP) for a regional conference on the immediate issues facing international travel. Our three distinguished speakers include:

  • Alfredo Montufar Helu, The Economist Intelligence Corporate Network, Beijing will present EIU's latest vaccination rollout forecasts, and talk about the economic, political and geopolitical implications from growing vaccine inequity across the world. 
  • Vinoop Goel, International Air Transport Association (IATA). Covid-19 has had an unprecedented and devastating impact on aviation. IATA will provide an overview of the current state of the airline industry along with an short to longer term outlook. This session will also cover some of the steps taken to restart the industry and key priorities for governments and aviation stakeholders to ensure a recovery to pre-Covid-19 levels.
  • Adh T. Stevens, Second Secretary and Consul, U. S. Embassy Beijing - Up to date information on travel to the USA. 

Breakout Discussions. After the plenary presentations, participants will be invited to join destination-specific breakout sessions, where there will be the opportunity for networking and interactive discussion about country-specific information. Each breakout session will be led by an AmCham Executive Director and a leading expert in the travel field. Destination rooms include:

  • AmCham China
  • AmCham Guam
  • AmCham Japan
  • AmCham Malaysia
  • AmCham Myanmar
  • AmCham Taiwan
  • ​AMCHAM Thailand
  • AmCham Vietnam

Back to Business: An Update on Travel for Asia-Pacific

Wednesday, October 27

12:00 p.m. ChST [9:00 am ICT]

Free for Guam Chamber of Commerce Members

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Save the Date!

TUESDAY, October 26th General Membership Meeting

Our October General Membership Meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 26th at 11:00 am. Be on the lookout for guest speaker details soon!

Nominations for Chamber Board Candidacy will be accepted from the floor at this meeting and the Nominating Committee Chairman will be introducing the slate of candidates. Be sure to attend this event and learn more about the members running for your Chamber Board!

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Guam Chamber Board Elections

Members must be current with dues investment in order to vote in the upcoming election. Questions? Call your Chamber Team: (671) 472-6311.

Dates to Remember:

October 26th

Nominations from the Floor of the October General Membership Meeting

November 1st

Special Election Report Release

November 5th

Meet the Candidates Event

November 17th

Annual Membership Meeting and Board Elections


Your Guam Chamber Buy Local 

Holiday Guide is BACK!

We are acutely aware of the anxiety and stress our local businesses have faced through this year. With the Buy Local Holiday Guide, we are shining a light on our member businesses that can use all the love and support we can give them. 

For many businesses, holiday shopping can determine their very existence in the new year. The Buy Local Holiday Guide will be available on our website and promoted in our various social media and email blasts. There is no cost for this service!

Want to participate? Click the button below!

Our company would like to join in!
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If your company is interested in collecting toys for this worthy cause, please contact the Chamber team at 472-6311/8001. We will be happy to get you set up!

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U.S. Chamber Updates

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Developments that Matter: 

Last month, President Biden issued executive orders (EOs) for new policies to combat COVID-19. This week, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sent the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) to the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA).

Here’s what it means: the ETS, which will require employers with at least 100 employees to ensure their employees are vaccinated or that they submit a negative COVID test on a weekly basis, could be cleared as early as next week. Though we don’t know the specifics just yet, we’ll be here to share the information you need once we do.


What Retail Stores can do to Prepare for an Unusual Holiday Season

Elevated Levels of Unfilled Job Openings Continue to Threaten Economic Recovery

How 3 Tech Startups Are Monetizing the Pandemic-Fueled ‘Buy Local’ Movement

Business Resources

October 15, 2021 GVB's Industry Report Update


Guam Economic Development Authority

Small Business Pandemic Assistance Grant Program 2021

GEDA is encouraging all businesses interested in taking advantage of this small business grant to submit applications. Please view the interim guidance and checklist to prepare for the application submission. Applications are available now for download.

$20 Million has been allocated for this grant and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be $7 million set aside specifically for small businesses that earned $1.5 Million in revenue in 2020 or less for the first 30 days.


Register here!

Will 2022 be a Watershed Year for Trade in Asia-Pacific?

Join the AmChams of Asia Pacific on Friday, October 22, 2021 for a special briefing on RCEP and CPTPP by by Dr. Deborah Elms, Founder and Executive Director of the Asian Trade Centre (ATC) and Tami Overby, Senior Director - Asia & Trade, McLarty Associates.

  • RCEP: almost 12 months after this agreement was signed it has yet to go into effect but by 2022 this will change.
  • CPTPP: The recent requests by the United Kingdom, China, and Taiwan to join this ‘gold standard’ agreement is set to redefine many aspects of trade.

What does each of these mean separately and together for economies in the Asia Pacific region and for all our member companies? This program is supported by a number of AmChams in the Asia Pacific and we hope you can participate too.


Date: 22 October 2021

Time: 9:00am – 10:30am (GMT+8)

Platform: Microsoft Teams

Fee: Free for Guam Chamber of Commerce Members

COVID Resources

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Guam Chamber

COVID Policy for Events & Meetings

The safety of our members, staff and guests are important to us. We are happy to share our COVID policies for events and meetings for off- site events and in the Guam Chamber office.

Download our COVID Policy

GCoC COVID Resources Page

DPHSS - COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics Near You
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Guam Safe & WTTC Safe Travels Certification

The mission of this program is to help rebuild confidence among the local community and visitors as travel restrictions ease and the tourism industry begins its revival. All businesses and establishments are encouraged to gain their Safe Guam & WTTC Certification. 

It's an easy process - just click on the link to GVB's website, complete the application and upload your business reopening protocols which will be reviewed and approved by the Department of Public Health. Once your protocols are approved, your company will receive notice from the Guam Visitors Bureau and you will receive the certificates for display at your place of business. That's it - it's that easy! 

Join us and lets help make the entire island Safe Guam and WTTC Certified!

Business and Community News

The 2nd Pacific Exposition 2021

For the past few years, the Pacific has been a very important and strategic region. It is one of the most important trade routes connecting Asia and America.

As a result, this region has become lucrative for major powers to expand their sphere of influence. Some Pacific initiatives have been launched, all aim to improve the development of the Pacific and the wellbeing of its people.

As the manifestation of the Pacific brotherhood, Indonesia, supported by Australia and New Zealand, organized the first Pacific Exposition in Auckland on 11-14 July 2019 with the theme “Creating a Pacific Momentum”. This event aimed to provide Pacific nations international market access to their commodities and products, as well as to promote their investment opportunities and tourism destinations. The first Pacific Exposition brought in more than 600 VVIPs, high dignitaries, prominent business figures, and artists from 20 countries and territories across the Pacific.

The three-day trade and investment exhibition recorded NZD 104 million business deals and commitments while drawing in more than 5,000 visitors. It also received wide media coverages from the Pacific countries. The exposition was hailed as the most comprehensive event in the Pacific.

Learn more here!

Click here to register!

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Mandatory 10-Digit Dialing Starting

October 24,2021 in Guam!

Submission Deadline: October 22nd


The U.S. Trade and Development Agency is sponsoring the Indo-Pacific Business Forum and co-organizing with the Department of State and more than 10 other U.S. government agencies, in collaboration with the Confederation of Indian Industry, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, U.S. India Business Council, U.S. India Strategic Partnership Forum, and the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council.

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SBDC Training Events

Click & Take advantage of these great workshops!


View the great resources and webinar events that Guam PTAC has to offer!

See the list of scheduled events here!

Fun Halloween Playlist👻

We've updated our Spotify Halloween playlist! 🕸What better way to enjoy an October weekend than to listen to cool music with a halloween vibe? Have a listen!

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