Bishop Chamber Member Resources

With so much uncertainty in today’s news, the only thing definite about Coronavirus is that every single business has been affected in one way or another.  We know each and every one of our members is grappling with difficult decisions and trying to decipher daily changing updates coming from healthcare and government officials.  It’s so much to deal with all at once!
Some business owners have been reaching out to us with questions and we have been gathering information from healthcare, travel and business industry experts.  I’m hoping to share some helpful information here.
Some people have reached out to the chamber for advice.  The best guidance I can share at this time is to use this downtime to catch up on tasks, make repairs, and plan for recovery.  I know we all have that “should do” list that never seems to get done because we are too busy trying to keep up with the “must dos.”  A break in business gives us the opportunity to get caught up and be well prepared to do business when travel becomes safe and commerce starts up again.  We can use this time wisely and productively.  We’ll be back in business soon and Bishop will be just fine!

Bishop Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau Efforts

The Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau is paying close attention and adjusting our strategy regularly to optimize efforts.
  • Visitor Center is closed to walk-in guests
  • We continue to answer many telephone & email inquiries
  • Paid digital advertising has been paused, will resume in force when timing is right
  • Continuing to post and engage on social media channels with messaging that encourages future visitation
  • Working to create and publish list of restaurants & retailers offering take-out, delivery, online sales and gift cards.
    Please email with details so we can help your business.
  • Job Fair that was scheduled for 4/7 has been postponed.  We’ll do this as soon as business picks up again.

Small Business AdministrationSBA Guidance & Loan Resources

The U.S. Small Business Administration offers many forms of assistance for businesses and non-profits affected by disasters.


Help From Your SBDC

SBDCThe Small Business Development Center at UC Bakersfield serves Inyo, Mono & Kern Counties.  They offer free consulting for small businesses on a variety of essential topics.


Employee Resources

Cutting back hours, laying employees off, school closures, quarantines….it all adds up to many questions for employees and employers.
Click here to see EDD’s Coronavirus Resource Page


General Health and Travel Information

We encourage all businesses to stay informed and follow advice of trusted experts.
Here are some helpful links: