Under the American Rescue Plan Act and previously under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, the employee retention credit, a provision of the CARES Act, was extended and expanded. It can be claimed through Dec. 31, 2021 by eligible employers who retained employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. On Friday, September 24th, 2021, the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce will host a webinar on the Employee Retention Credit: What is it? Who Qualifies? What do you need to gather? How does it interact with PPP/EIDL? Emceed by the 2021 Lake Norman Chamber Business Growth Chair Dale Gillmore, the chamber will host a panel discussion with John Hettwer, David Kostmayer, and Ron Niekro. Dale Gillmore- Founder at Quest and Make an Impact Foundation John Hettwer - Owner/Founder/President Payroll Plus, HCM David Kostmayer - GBK / Peabody, LLC Ron Niekro - Tax Director at Quest.