FS Stronger Together: Agencies strive to sustain business community

Published 7:18 pm Tuesday, April 7, 2020

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Franklin Southampton Economic Development, The Franklin-Southampton Area Chamber of the Commerce, and Downtown Franklin Association continues to provide resources and guidance for our beloved local business community. Our team is in constant communication with the Hampton Roads Small Business Development Center as well as a network of state and national partners as we seek every avenue to sustain our local business community.


As assistance opportunities arise, our websites are frequently updated with timely information. Visit fsediva.com/covid-19-updates, fsachamber.com/covid-19 and downtownfranklinva.org for the latest resources. Information and links are available for the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan, the Paycheck Protection Program and SBA Express Bridge Loans as well as additional local and national resources. We suggest that you reach out to your local banker or CPA for guidance on these loans.

If you aren’t currently a subscriber, we encourage you to join our respective email lists to receive updates. Each website offers an easy way to sign up. Also, like and follow our Facebook pages to stay in the know.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to any of us for assistance. We are stronger together, helping our community build a path of resilience and sustainability during this difficult economic season.

Franklin Southampton Economic Development Inc.

Jay Brenchick | 757-579-9684

Franklin-Southampton Area Chamber of Commerce

Teresa Beale | 757-562-4900

Downtown Franklin Association

Dan Howe | 757-562-6900

[Editor’s note: This version corrects authorship, which belongs to Brenchick, Beale and Howe.]