Covid- 19 Small Business Resources

Local Resources

Ready & Open Campaign - The Washburn Area Chamber of Commerce launched a ready and open campaign in May. We worked with other local chambers and the county health departments so that our messaging bay wide is consistent and clear. Special thanks to the Bayfield Chamber for creating posters and graphics for us to use. If you need a poster you can get them for free at the office. Otherwise you can download them bellow. We will print the 8.5 x 11 on demand if you call ahead. We have limited availability of the 11x17 posters. They are first come first served. If the demand for the larger size is high we will reorder.

8.5X11 Size

11X17 Size

8.5X11 Size


Love Washburn & Chequamegon Bay Mask PostersThanks to Jamey Penney-Ritter, Washburn Area Chamber of Commerce Board Member and Owner of Bemused Design and Photography for creating these Love Washburn Posters. You can download a PDF by clicking HERE. If you are need one for a community in the surrounding area click HERE.

Covid-19 Business Relief Loan Program - The Washburn City Council approved a COVID-19 Business Relief Loan Program. The City’s intent in establishing this loan fund is to provide financial assistance to business owners in the City of Washburn that have been adversely affected and/or required to shut down in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Please CLICK HERE for information on this program and to see if you qualify (It is an automatic download for some so if nothing seems to happen check your download folder). For more information please contact the City Administrator at (715) 373-6160 Ext. 4 or by e-mail at:

Regional Resources

WI Economic Development Corporation Focus Forward Reopening Guidelines - This page provides resources and reopening guidelines by industry for the state of Wisconsin. 

WI Department of Workforce Development

Center for Disease Control – Business Resources

State of WI Business Resources

WI Department of Workforce Development

US SBA – Loan Information

Bayfield County Economic Development Corporation

Ashland Area Development Corporation