• COVID-19 Resource Center for Businesses & Residents in the Ocean Community

    Rhode Island: Westerly, Richmond, Hopkinton, Ashaway, Charlestown

    Connecticut: Pawcatuck, Stonington, Mystic

    The following information has been compiled to best serve the interests of our two state community.  As of 5/19/2020 all information was accurate. This is a rapidly changing health and economic situation and we encourage you to visit often as it is subject to change and will be updated as frequently as possible.



    There are hundreds of small businesses in the region, in a wide range of industries, who are feeling an immediate negative impact from COVID-19. Some are still open and we must do our best to support them. The reality is that we need these local businesses to stay afloat to keep our community strong. Small businesses provide opportunities for entrepreneurs and create meaningful jobs. They foster the local economy – by keeping money close to home and supporting our neighborhoods and local organizations. Now more than ever, please SHOP LOCAL and avoid Amazon, Ebay and competitors from outside of this region.

    Even if we can’t step in and support all of these businesses right this moment – we ask that you support them whenever possible and as soon as our country and community stabilizes from the outbreak.  We encourage you to consider keeping your dollars local whenever possible, in order to help these small businesses bounce back. Every dollar counts and ultimately benefits the community we live in.

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  • Wednesday, May 20th starting at 3:30PM any RI business in Westerly, Richmond, Ashaway, Hopkinton, Charlestown can come pick up PPE provided from the State at the Chamber. You must have these two completed forms with you!  COVID-19 Plan Control Plan (HERE) and PPE Request Form (HERE).  Please check back here or on our Facebook page to make sure the items have arrived before coming to the Chamber.



  • You can still eat, shop & get services while supporting local businesses! 


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  • The FAQ can be found here!

    The Small Business Administration will resume accepting PPP loan applications on Monday, April 27 at 10:30AM EDT from approved lenders on behalf of any eligible borrower.  This will ensure that SBA has properly coded the system to account for changes made by the legislation. If business applied in 1 and do not get funds, we encourage you to touch base with your lender again and request that they process your loan application previously submitted.  This will be another race for cash and we anticipate need exceeding funds again.  Approved loans are expected to have funds dispersed expeditiously.  All eligible borrowers who need these funds should carefully review PPP regulations and guidance and the certifications required to obtain a loan.
    For more information on the Paycheck Protection Program, visit: sba.gov/paycheckprotection.



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  • Grey Sail Distillery to make & provide FREE hand sanitizer! 

    Grey Sail Distillery, 63 Canal Street, Westerly, Rhode Island – Has created their very first distillery batch which will be liquid (not gel) hand sanitizer, named "Launch". They are not selling it. Grey Sail Distillery is donating the product locally. It is packaged in 8 oz. bottles. Grey Sail Distillery owner Jen Brinton has begun distributing hand sanitizer to local, front line, workers and non-profit organizations.  It is not being handed out at the brewery.  The process to be considered for free hand sanitizer is to contact the Ocean Community Chamber Foundation at LKonicki@oceanchamber.org and your information will be collected and passed on. 


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