Paducah Chamber to Host More Conference Calls
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH - The Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce plans to host several more conference calls this week for local business owners to discuss economic issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chamber President Sandra Wilson said, “We are here to help through these challenging times by providing some of the latest information and resources. We will also continue to share information regularly about how businesses can support each other, how we as a community can support our local businesses, and how businesses can have access to federal support.”

The first conference this week is scheduled for 2 pm Tuesday, with updates from Dr. Brad Housman, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Baptist Health Paducah, and Dr. Jenny Franke, the Chief Clinical Officer for Kentucky from Mercy Health-Lourdes

Other calls this week include:

• 10 am Wednesday, Update from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office with speakers Andrew Swafford, Director of Projects and Counsel, and Tiffany Ge, General Counsel.

• 2 pm Wednesday, Update from the City of Paducah on their new Small Business Support Grant program with speakers Mayor Brandi Harless and City Manager Jim Arndt.

• 10 am Thursday, Update from Paducah City Schools Superintendent Dr. Donald Shively and McCracken County Schools Superintendent Steve Carter.

All calls will be audio only through Zoom. For information about how to join the calls, go to and to the COVID-19 page. 
The Chamber has updated its website's COVID-19 page to include information in easy-to-find categories to give guidance to businesses, including details on the recently passed CARES Act and Paycheck Protection Program, SBA disaster loans, unemployment insurance and more. 

The chamber hosted three calls last week on Tuesday and Wednesday, including an open forum for businesses, and topical calls including someone from the Kentucky Small Business Administration and Congressman James Comer. 

Published 07:41 PM, Monday Mar. 30, 2020
Updated 07:20 PM, Monday Mar. 30, 2020



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