Resources for Businesses During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This webpage serves to provide links to resources for East Lansing business that have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and related executive orders. Specific questions regarding Gov. Whitmer’s executive orders should be directed to her Constituent Relations team at (517) 334-7858. Regional and State Legislators recommend that businesses reach out to their lenders as soon as possible to discuss grant and loan options, as well as the possible deferment of any existing loan payments.
The list below will be updated as additional business resources become known.

Links to Informational Resources

Roundtable: Restaurant Revitalization Fund

The Lansing Regional Chamber will host a roundtable discussion on the Restaurant Revitalization Fund on Wednesday, March 31 at 3 p.m. The event will be held virtually and pre-registration is required. The virtual event is for any restaurant looking for information and guidance on this important fund. 

City of East Lansing

Michigan Chamber of Commerce

State of Michigan

Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act

Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce 

  • The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce will host a webinar on Wednesday, April 8 from 10-11 a.m. The panel discussion will feature Gregory H. Soule, CPA, CISA, CISSP, CFE, partner at Andrew Hooper Pavlik; Kelli Ellsworth Etchison, chief marketing officer at LAFCU; Scott A. Chernich, shareholder, Foster Swift Collins & Smith, P.C., and focus on key steps to sustain businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic. Registration is free!

National Restaurant Association

Small Business Development Center

Small Business Administration

Small Business Association of Michigan

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Modern Restaurant Management

  • Modern Restaurant Management News & Trends

Michigan Retailers Association

Michigan Economic Development Corporation

Michigan Economic Development Association

Michigan Paycheck Protection Program

Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP, Inc.)

Restore Your Economy 

Consumers Energy Business Support