"The Chamber has allowed me to reach out into the community and develop new relationships with people from all walks of life. I find myself really enjoying meeting with other business owners and discussing things that perhaps will help my own business."
Randy Rayburn - Midtown Cafe & Cabana

Business Recovery Tips

Starting your flood recovery efforts, but don't know where to start? Below is a checklist of items that may be helpful in beginning your recovery process.

Business Flood Recovery Checklist

  • Contact your insurance agent.

  • Begin your business documentation and records recovery process.

  • Turn off electric, gas, telephone, water, etc. and restore when you are rebuilt.

  • Re-establish communications with employees, customers and suppliers.

  • Assess flood-related damage to your business.

  • Check on financial assistance.

  • Clean your facility.

  • Have your building inspected.

  • Contact your attorney and/or accountant.

  • Rebuild and flood-proof your building.


Download a pdf version of this checklist. 

SBA Recovery Center

The Small Business Administration recently opened an SBA Business Recovery Center in Nashville. While all six Nashville locations of the SBA are assisting homeowners, renters, organizations and businesses of all sizes, this recovery center will be solely focused on helping small businesses begin the recovery process. Click here to view the SBA fact sheet, which includes credit requirements, interest rates, loan terms, etc.

SBA Business Recovery Center is located at:
Tennessee State University
Avon Williams Campus (Downtown)
330 10th Avenue North, Room 200
Nashville, TN 37203
Hours of operation: Monday – Saturday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.