In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Area Development Foundation, Main Street Mount Vernon and the Knox County Chamber of Commerce have partnered to provide resources and information. We will update this website as new information become available. If you have questions regarding any of the links, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Stay safe. Stay healthy.
Questions specific to each organization can be sent to:
Jeff Gottke, President, Area Development Foundation - email@example.com
Carol Grubaugh, Executive Director, Knox County Chamber of Commerce - firstname.lastname@example.org
Anthony McNeal, Director, Main Street Mount Vernon - email@example.com
Revolving Loan Fund
Area Development Foundation is now collecting applications for the Revolving Loan Fund. Funds provide small capital loans to qualifying businesses. Find out more about the fund by clicking here. Read the accompanying Press Release here.
If you are interested in donating to the fund, contact Main Street Mount Vernon Director, Anthony McNeal - firstname.lastname@example.org
Bureau of Motor Vehicles Updates
Sports Order for: Baseball, Softball, Batting Cages, Golf Courses, Miniature Golf, Local and Public Pools, Aquatic Center, Tennis Facilities, Skills Training for All Sports, and General Non-Contact Sports including Bowling Alleys. This order is dated 05/22/2020.
From Knox County Emergency Management Agency
Unemployment FAQ's and Information
Call 614-466-2319 for the Employer Resource Hotline
Employee Resource Hub and FAQ
SharedWork Ohio - Workers remain employed and employers retain staff during reduced business activity.
Opening Up American Again (The Whitehouse and CDC)
Small Business Administration Funding Options (PPP, EIDL, Express Bridge, Debt Relief)
Stand for Small (Offers and resources from various companies partnering with American Express)
Here to Help
These professional development organizations are dedicated to serving the business community. They are certified business counselors and will help you formulate a business plan to keep your business open and moving forward. We encourage you to contact both organizations for maximum resources and assistance:
Michalina Lacy, MLacy@sbdc6.com or 419-207-6910
Certified and trained business counselors serving Knox County.
Browse the Library at SBDC and view Videos, Podcasts, eGuides, Articles, and more.
Merris Welge, email@example.com or 419-522-3211
Provides free and confidential business counseling to Knox County.
PPE Sources (provided by Area Development Foundation)
In order to keep you up to date with the latest information, we will be including daily updates from the following organizations.