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Is your business eligible for a disaster relief loan?
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UPDATE (Wednesday, March 24): Two additional free webinars have been scheduled, Warner told the Forsyth County News --- one on Friday, March 27, and another on Monday, March 30. 

Both webinars are from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Register at

The Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce is hosting free webinars to help local small businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic to apply for financial assistance.

The webinars will focus on helping businesses with the application for the Small Business Administration's Disaster Relief Loan. Georgia has been issued a Disaster Declaration by the Small Business Administration (SBA), making small businesses hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic eligible for low-interest federal disaster loans to help overcome loss of revenue and pay debt, payroll and other expenses caused by the pandemic.

Led by Alex Warner, existing industry project manager with Forward Forsyth and the Chamber, local businesses can learn if the loan program is right for them, and walk participants through the steps of applying. 

The webinar will be presented from 3-4:30 on Tuesday, March 24 and from 10-11:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 26. Register at