May 08, 2020

Manchin Hears From Main Street Fairmont, Marion County Chamber of Commerce Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) participated in a call with Main Street Fairmont and the Marion County Chamber of Commerce to hear their concerns about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“In West Virginia our Main Streets are the lifeblood of our communities and they are hurting due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has caused many businesses to close their doors. Our small and local businesses need help to stay afloat during this pandemic and while Congress has allocated funding to help our small businesses, the funding is still not reaching many who need it. Today I spoke with Main Street Fairmont and the Marion County Chamber of Commerce and listened to their concerns about the effects of the pandemic on their businesses and communities. Our efforts in Washington should be benefitting Main Street not Wall Street and I will continue fighting for the mom and pop shops in West Virginia to ensure they receive the help they need,” said Senator Manchin.

“Main Streets across West Virginia are hurting because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our local businesses and small communities need support during these difficult times to stay afloat. Main Street Fairmont will continue to do everything possible to provide services for the Fairmont and Marion County communities. We thank Senator Manchin for taking time today to speak with us and answer our questions about federal support for local businesses in our communities,” said Tim Liebrecht, Director of Main Street Fairmont.

"I'd like to thank Senator Manchin for making himself and his staff available to the members of the Marion County Chamber of Commerce on today’s conference call. His update on the latest from Washington, and the discussion on ways small businesses can navigate through this pandemic will be extremely helpful moving forward,” said Tina Shaw, President of the Marion County Chamber of Commerce.

Over the last month, Senator Manchin has participated in calls with West Virginians representing the healthcare, banking, press, law enforcement, local government, education and business communities.  

Senator Manchin launched an information resources page where West Virginians can learn more about the coronavirus pandemic and how to protect themselves and their families. To learn more please click here.

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