Wednesday, May 26, 2021
General Membership Meeting
Save the date for our May Virtual Membership Meeting featuring the FBI Guam Office who will address issues with cyber fraud.

Be on the lookout for event details as we get closer to the date!
Armed Forces Committee
General Membership Meeting
AFC Members are encouraged to attend the first AFC virtual General Membership Meeting on Monday, May 17th featuring Brigadier General Sloane, Commander of the 36th Wing, Andersen Air Force Base.

This event exclusive to AFC Members. If you wish to learn more or join this committee, please email the Chamber team.
We'll meet you on the green on Wednesday, August 4th!

We are happy to share that the Chamber's annual golf tournament will take place on Wednesday, August 4th at Onward Talofofo Golf Course.

Guam Safe & WTTC Safe Travels Certification
The mission of the 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!
In Case You Missed It:
SBA's Restaurant Restaurant Revitalization Fund Joint Webinar with SBA, Guam SBDC, GHRA and the Guam Women's Chamber of Commerce on May 4th.
Joint Membership Meeting with GVB, Guam Chamber of Commerce and GHRA on May 6th.

Did you miss our membership meeting with Dr. Nguyen and the Project Coordinators of American Medical Center? Don't worry - you can listen in on the presentation right from our Youtube page!
Let's work together to keep our Workplace Safe!
With the recent increase in Covid-19 positive cases, we encourage all businesses to double efforts to ensure employee and customer safety by following your approved industry safety and sanitation protocols.

Additionally, vaccination clinics continue to be scheduled and all are encouraged to take advantage of the free vaccination services available to our island residents.

Are you interested in seeking a seat in the GYP Steering Committee?
GYP logo
Many of us are looking on the horizon for opportunities to grow and develop both personally and professional. The Guam Young Professionals (GYP) exists to energize, engage, and empower the young professionals of our island to be inspired, be influential and be connected. 
If you are looking for ways to Level Upwe’d like for you to consider joining the GYP’s Steering Committee (Steer Co). The Steer Co plays an important role in bringing you the value you seek in your membership. We are looking for individuals with fresh ideas and a sense of adventure. Someone with a positive attitude and enjoys developing activities and programs for your peers, while committing to excellence throughout the process. 
If this sounds like you or something you are interested in, please submit your information, below. If you are interested in learning more about the GYP and the Guam Chamber of Commerce, please contact us at (671) 472-6311. 
Thank you for your continued involvement in the Guam Young Professionals, and on behalf of the steering committee, we're looking forward to providing ways for our members to connect, inspire, and influence. We're always open to suggestions as well. Please follow us on Instagram: @guamyoungprofessionals to stay connected!
U.S. Small Business Administration Updates
The American Rescue Plan Act established the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) to provide funding to help restaurants and other eligible businesses keep their doors open. This program will provide restaurants with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business and no more than $5 million per physical location. Recipients are not required to repay the funding as long as funds are used for eligible uses no later than March 11, 2023.

Who is eligible?
  • Restaurants
  • Food Stands, Food Trucks and Food Carts
  • Caterers
  • Bars, Saloons, Lounges, Taverns
  • Snack and nonalcoholic beverage bars (e.g.: coffee shops, ice cream shops)
  • Bakerines
  • Brewpubs, tasting rooms, taprooms*
  • Breweries and microbreweries*
  • Wineries and distilleries*
  • Inns*
  • Licensed facilities or premises of a beverage alcohol producer where the public may taste, sample or purchase products
  • Other similar places of business in which the public or patrons assemble for the primary purpose of being served food or drink
*All entities listed above that do not have an asterisk are presumed to have greater than 33% onsite in 2019 food and beverage sales
Shuttered Venue Operations Grant Program
Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)
Effective April 22, the SBA modified the Targeted EIDL Advance application process to determine if businesses also qualify for the additional $5,000 Supplemental Targeted Advance. SBA will contact eligible business entities to apply and applications will be processed on a first-comefirst-served basis. To qualify for the Supplemental Targeted Advance, an eligible business entity must be in a low-income community, suffered greater than 50 percent economic loss, and have 10 or fewer employees.
Community News
View the May live webinars with Guam PTAC:

View the May live webinars with Guam SBDC:

Guam Chamber of Commerce • 472-6311/ 8001 •