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BERT-Business Economic Recovery Team




The Seymour Chamber of Commerce has launched the organization of a Jackson County Business Economic Recovery Team (BERT) to assist and support local businesses throughout the current COVID-19 crisis.  This crisis has created significant disruption to business supply chains, productivity and revenues that are expected to continue for an unknown period.

The BERT Leadership Group will be comprised of government, business and professional organization representatives from throughout Jackson County.  This group will serve as a single resource of information, support and resources for local businesses that have experienced negative impacts due to the crisis.

As the BERT Leadership Group is activated, they will be reaching out to local businesses with more information.

Southeast ISBDC Q&A

To set a virtual appointment with Jon Myers, Southeast ISBDC representative, please email

Indiana Small Business Development Center
Disaster Loan Assistance for businesses, private nonprofits, homeowners and renters.
Indiana SBDC Financial Resources - Excel spreadsheet which will be updated periodically (View only).

Small businesses need to know more about unemployment during this crisis. Click here to learn more about Indiana Unemployment Insurance.

BERT Leadership Group

Dan Robison, Seymour Chamber of Commerce

Matt Reedy, Jackson County Commissioner

Brian Thompson, Jackson County Council

Jon Myers, Southeast Indiana Small Business Development Center

Jim Plump, Jackson County Industrial Development Center

Arann Banks, Jackson County Visitor Center & Brownstown/Ewing Main Street

Matt Nicholson, City of Seymour Mayor

Becky Schepman, Seymour Main Street

Mickey King, Indiana WorkOne

Marvin Veatch, JCB

Kevin Johnson, Kocolene/Ranger

Karen Koester, The Office Center

Shawn Malone, Brooklyn Pizza / Seymour Brewing Company

Partner Level Members

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