A Message from the CEO

Congress is currently considering a fifth round of major legislation to help small businesses and to stimulate the economy. Scott Humphrey talks about the importance of your voice in the work we are doing in Washington. We need you. With a few clicks, you can make sure your voice is heard directly by your Representatives and Senators.

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Leadership Live - 1.15.20

Welcome to Leadership Live and 2021! I start this year by challenging you to understand the importance of hitting the "Pause" button in your life. I hope you enjoy this segment. If you do, please share. Together we can have a positive impact on leaders throughout our world. And while you are sharing and pausing, I want to remind you that previous Leadership Live segments are available, just visit the archive below.

“The spread of the coronavirus is showing us that what we share is much more powerful than what keeps us apart, for better or for worse. All people are inescapably interconnected, and the more we can come together to solve our problems, the better off we will all be.”

— Scott Kelly, retired NASA astronaut who spent nearly a year on the International Space Station. (Source: New York Times)

Get the Latest on PPP - Watch the Webinar from January 7

After months of deliberation, Congress enacted and the President signed a $2.3 trillion omnibus spending package, which includes the long-awaited $900 billion coronavirus stimulus bill. The World Floor Covering Association (“WFCA”) has been actively lobbying on behalf of its members and the Act includes many of the relief provisions proposed and supported by the WFCA, including adjustments to and expansion of the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) and tax deductions and credits. Click below to watch the webinar and download the presentation materials.

The WFCA has partnered with ARROPURE

For every purchase of the hand sanitizer by a WFCA member, ARROPURE will refund 10% of the price to the Floor Covering EducationFoundation to help recruit and train the next generation of installers. Order yours at Arropure.com.

SBA Simpler PPP Forgiveness for Loans of $50,000 or Less

There is now some relief for businesses that borrowed $50,000 or less under the PPP. The Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued a simpler loan forgiveness application for these small PPP loans. The new forgiveness form reduces the administrative burden of what was needed to calculate the amount of the PPP loan to be forgiven.

OSHA Issued COVID-19 Guidance for In-Home Repair Services

The Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued new guidelines that can help reduce the risk of exposure to the coronavirus for workers who perform in-home repair services.

Leadership Live Archives

Did you miss a week? Or just want to catch up? This is where you need to go to see all of the Leadership Live posts from the past.

Questions and Answers about the Impact of Covid-19 on Your Business

We have gathered member questions answered by our general counsel, Jeff King, working with Lobbyit as well as FAQs on Business insurance to create this resource. This page will continue to grow. Please check back often.

Resources and Useful Links for the Coronavirus Response

We have gathered the considerable library of resources we have amassed in one location. Here you will find all the compiled articles on helping you to understand the impact of past, present, and upcoming legislation on your business, tips on how to navigate your business insurance, member business tools and resources, and numerous federal, state, and industry resources.