E-Alert | COVID-19
Message from CEO & President
As a valued North SA Chamber member, we appreciate the loyalty and trust you place in us every day. I just wanted to share some of the safeguards and actions we are enacting over the next 30 days to protect the health and well-being of our employees, members and stake-holders as we all confront the COVID-19 pandemic in San Antonio.
While the North SA Chamber is open for business and ready to meet your membership needs, we are also committed to the safety of all who our business touches. We have been closely monitoring national, regional and local COVID-19 developments and proactively taking actions to responsibly prepare so our stakeholders and members remain safe, healthy and prosperous.

Prudent steps we’ve undertaken include:

  • Restricting access to the North SA Chamber office building to employees and essential vendors only
  • Enhanced protocols and frequency of equipment and facility cleaning for employee protection
  • Arrangements to hold all essential chamber Council meetings and Board meetings virtually or by teleconference
  • Postponement of all North SA Chamber events originally scheduled over the next 30 days
We are continually educating our employees and providing them with preventative resources – including remote access – to keep themselves and their families healthy and instructing them to stay home if they are not feeling well. Additionally, we have directed our employees to use teleconference and other methods of communication with our members for essential work as appropriate. Please partner with us in these important efforts and consider alternative communication methods if they are appropriate.
As the COVID-19 situation evolves and we learn more, additional preventative measures may be implemented to better ensure everyone’s well-being. We appreciate your continued support as we all work together as a community to minimize the COVID-19 impact. Thank you in advance for your patience and continued membership as we successfully navigate this challenging and uncertain situation.
Response to Businesses
In addition to public health, we understand the impact that this crisis is having on business and our overall economy. Businesses are having to make difficult decisions and are having to adapt to this situation and the local health emergency declarations. Below are information and resources that we hope you will find helpful.

For our small businesses, we encourage you to plan ahead and consider SBA low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters.

Conference call with the Small Business Administration
to discuss the impact of coronavirus pandemic on small business community
Tuesday, March 17 at 2:00 p.m. ET

Councils & Committee Meetings
As of March 13 through April 15, the following meetings will be held virtually:

March 17 | Executive Council

March 24 | Board of Directors

April 8 | Government Affairs & Infrastructure

April 21 | Workforce Council (TBD)

Committee meetings and activities are cancelled until further notice.
Events & Programs
The events and programs below will be postponed, rescheduled, or reformatted. We will continue to monitor the health crisis situation before providing decisions on events for May.

March 26 | CIO Breakfast Series (to be postponed)

March 30 | 34th Annual Golf Tournament (to be postponed)

April 14 | Annual CIO Luncheon (to be postponed)

April 15 | Learn@Lunch (to be postponed)

April 6 | 2020 San Antonio Conversations (to be postponed)

April 8| Leadership Lab (new date)

TBD | Leadership Lab Launch (to be postponed)
Partner Information & Resources
Other COVID-19 Resources
Chamber Access & Services
Temporary Office Hours by Phone and Email Only
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phone: 210.344.4848 | Email: membership@northsacchamber.com

Restricted On-Site Access
For the safety of our staff, members, customers, and guests, the North San Antonio Chamber Offices will be closed to the public

Certificates of Origin Procedures
We are working quickly to provide this service electronically through our member portal. In the meantime, we ask that following the following steps to obtain your Certificate:

  1. Scan your Certificate of Origin form and supporting documentation, save as a PDF, and email the form and supporting documentation to membership@northsachamber.com
  2. North Chamber will confirm receipt by email and call to obtain a payment by credit card for processing.
  3. North Chamber will approve, sign, and stamp documents and process payment
  4. North Chamber will call when paperwork and receipt is ready for same day pick up, unless informed otherwise by email