April Newsletter
Hello, Members and Partners!

Most of you have already got the information that you need to access programs and information related to COVID-19, so, we are not going to add to the flood of updates in your inbox. Please know that we are learning a lot daily and striving to be ready and we are supporting our members in any way we can.
Below are links to resources you may not have seen.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the best one-stop-shop we've seen and is one of the most oft cited resources in the news. Click here.

Crater Small Business Development Center

Ellen Templeton, Director, Crater Small Business Development Center of Longwood University urges any small business to contact her at the office 804-518-2003 and leave a message or her cell (804) 219-8412, for personalized attention. Visit their website here .

Virginia Employment Commission

The Virginia Employment Commission is struggling to stay on top of the client load. They ask that if you call their number (804) 862-6155, please leave a message and if you are calling from a cell phone speak clearly and slowly; they will call you back. Visit their website here .

Delegate Carrie Coyner

Delegate Coyner is sending out extremely valuable email updates with loads of relevant information daily. Email delccoyner@house.virginia.gov to subscribe.

Donations to Virginia Department of Emergency Management

The VDEM is looking for donations of various relevant items and equipment. Take the survey here if you have something to offer.

Constant Contact Small Business Tool Kit

Constant Contact has developed quite a useful toolkit covering everything from learning new skills to setting up an online store. Find it here .

Free Sandler Training Webinars

Our longtime friends at Sandler Training are offering free online webinars for your sales team specifically tailored for this environment. Check out what's on offer here .

Community Response

We are so proud of the way our members are responding and finding ways to help, such as Breez-In donating much needed canned goods to the food pantry; or Messer donating PPE equipment to John Randolph Medical Center ; or Lamb Center for Arts and Healing creating activity books for young children in our neighborhoods; or Luca Italian, Carraway Media and Pasta Diner giving away meals. We are truly a generous community and we are happy to share these positive stories in such uncertain times.

Good News, Bad News

As you might have guessed, our Annual Golf Tournament is cancelled for this year. The good news is, Prince George Golf Course is open for play. Call ahead for tee times. 804.991.2251.
Restaurant Takeout Week
In lieu of the traditional restaurant week, Virginia Tourism Corporation launched the first Restaurant Takeout Week. Support your local restaurants by utilizing drive thrus, curbside pickup, or takeout service. Let us know where you're eating and use the #VirginiaEatsLocal . Check your favorite restaurants website and social media for updated hours and offerings.
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