Commencing Commerce…Safely.


COVID-19 presents significant challenges to Hawaii’s business community, especially for small businesses. The Chamber of Commerce Hawaii is here to serve as your hub for information and your voice to county, state and national leaders.

How the CARES Act Will Help Your Business

  • Pausing the payment of payroll taxes, which will grant businesses relief so they have more cash to keep employees on their payrolls.
  • Establishes Paycheck Protection Program to provide up to $10 million in grants and loans to help businesses with operating costs. Loans are refundable if employees are retained or rehired. The SBA began to accept applications for a second round of PPP funding on April 27.
  • Expands the U.S. Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program to provide up to $10,000 grants for applicants and initial disbursementsĀ of up to $15,000 in low-interest loans for small businesses. SBA applications are currently open for agricultural interests only.

Ask us a question.

There’s a lot to learn about how COVID-19 will impact your business. If your question isn’t covered in the FAQs, we’ll help to find the right answer.

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