The proverbial “national economy” just became personal and “local” for us all. The strength of our families, our businesses and our community all rely upon our collective HEALTH of both our families and our jobs. Please know your CHAMBER is working daily with the CITY of APPLE VALLEY, OUR 5 SOUTH OF THE RIVER CHAMBER PARTNERS, the COUNTY and MINNESOTA CHAMBER to communicate, advocate and take action wherever necessary.
As you strategize within, trust that we are at the table and the forefront making sure that emergency decisions will actually solve the problems. We want decision makers to make the tough decisions while keeping them sensitive to the survival of your businesses and jobs. We will continue to communicate resources to assist your business where needed.
Some of our larger employers we know we are in touch with are encouraging working from home even with kids present, adjusting upward their sick leave policies and even delivering work to homes if a worker is not feeling well or someone in their family is ill and very creative shift changes and work practices.
BANKS are encouraging businesses to contact them early (or now) with their anticipated needs and to not wait. Several just today are closing their lobbies so call your institution right away. They will do all in their power to get you through this with great flexibility. We have great Chamber members who are ALL COMMUNITY LEADERS as seen through your involvement.
I especially thank TASHA WELLS, our Board Chair, for assisting us in all decision making on behalf of the business community.
My cell is 952-240-6004 or
if we can assist you in any way with anything.