COVID-19 Resource Center

Our COVID-19 resource center will keep you abreast of the latest developments, announcements and virtual events.​ Our staff are working at full capacity to serve and support our members and their businesses. The current Coronavirus pandemic has impacted the ways we conducted business. In order to adapt to the current situation, we are offering our full services online. We are working with thought-leaders and various local and international organizations to offer you quick and reliable content. In this resource center, we aim to provide you with the latest State and Federal announcements, press releases, interviews and interactive webinars.

Our goal is to offer useful and quality content to help you and your business move forward. GACC Philadelphia will work directly with you to provide targeted and industry-specific solutions. For more information and inquiries, please contact us at info(at)

Key Resources

U.S. Department of Treasury

U.S. Small Business Administration

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

Internal Revenue Services (IRS)

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Save Small Business Fund

The Save Small Business Fund is a grantmaking initiative offering short-term relief for small employers in the United States and its territories. Funded by corporate and philanthropic partners, the Save Small Business Fund is a collective effort to provide $5,000 grants to as many small employers as possible.

The short application will go live on April 20, 2020 at 12:00PM PT here.

GACC Philadelphia Statements

Statement as of April 16, 2020

Dear GACC Members & Friends,

I hope this message finds you and your loved ones safe and healthy during these trying times!

Please know that the GACC Philadelphia staff remains committed to supporting you by building on our existing programs and services with new platforms that will help you navigate your business through this crisis and prepare you for the business environment that lies ahead.

We added a COVID-19 Resource Center on our website and will continue to add and update any relevant information and services that will help our community.

As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, we are canceling all planned events and delegations until at least the end of July. Unfortunately, this also includes our beloved Spargelfest which was scheduled for May 7, 2020 at Brauhaus Schmitz.

While we can't meet in person at the moment, GACC Philadelphia in collaboration with our New York office is offering a variety of webinars and virtual events. These events are free for GACC Philadelphia members. Please contact us to receive your promo code (if you don't have a corporate member account).

Stay safe & healthy,

Susanne Rehse

Executive Director, GACC Philadelphia

Statement as of April 1, 2020

Dear GACC Members & Friends,

Over the last couple of weeks, we've been closely monitoring the rapid developments regarding the COVID-19 outbreak and making contingency plans for our upcoming events and programs.

The health and well-being of our employees, partners and members is our top priority. As a result, our events and other activities will be impacted. We are working with our partners to postpone some of our events and programs that were scheduled for the coming weeks. 

Our staff is working safely from home and at full capacity to serve and support our members and their businesses. Our COVID-19 resource center will keep you abreast of the latest developments, announcements and virtual events. 

Wishing you all the best,

Susanne Rehse

Executive Director, GACC Philadelphia

Webinar & Surveys

Webinars & Virtual Events

Please check our event calendar for current webinars and virtual events hosted by GACC Philadelphia and New York.

Webinar: COVID-19 Tax Response by Rödl & Partner

This webinar was held on April 1, 2020. A recording and the slides can be accessed here:



Additional tax-relevant information (frequently updated as new information becomes available)

AHK World Business Outlook Spring 2020

Thank you for participating in this survey!

Our DIHK headquarters in Berlin has created this short survey as a means of gathering useful information that impacts German businesses worldwide.

The results can be found here.

DIHK flash poll March 2020: The coronavirus´ impact on the German Economy

The impact of coronavirus already started to show immediate impact on the German economy. Click here to read this flash poll published by DIHK studying the repercussions of the outbreak on German companies.

Travel Advisories & Updates