A.C.T.I.O.N.
A von C hamber T imely I nformation for O ur Members N ow
26, 2020
This eBlast is specifically designed to give you the resources and positive ideas you need to help you Take A.C.T.I.ON. to get your business through the time of Covid-19
Please Note:
Our NEW MAILING ADDRESS
Avon Chamber of Commerce
304 West Main Street
Suite 2 | #206
Avon, CT 06001
Have a Question.. Want to Meet.. Need to Chat
We are available to serve you Monday-Friday
Please email us at  avonchamber@sbcglobal.net  
or call 860.675.4832
ext. 1 - Executive Director
ext. 2 - Membership: Dues | Changes | Info.
Social Distancing Does Not Mean Social Isolation. Now more than ever it is vital for our member businesses to stay connected with one another so that we can address needs, work on solutions, and identify opportunities together and united as a Chamber. To this end The Avon Chamber of Commerce is:

  1. Continuing with all of our programs and services through a virtual environment,
  2. Continuing communicating information through eBlasts, our website and social media channels,
  3. Offering a New Opportunity Called 'Chamber Chat | Ten @ 10' -- Where members of the Chamber representing various industries will be interviewed for 10-minutes to discuss innovative ways they are continuing to conduct business,
  4. Offering to Our Members, either individually or in groups to: Chat, Work on Understanding Their Facebook Pages, Walk Through How to Use Zoom, etc.. through a virtual classroom.

Please Read Our Emails and/or Check Our Website Often to stay abreast of what is happening AND to obtain the invitation codes to our networking groups and programs
Covid-19 Information for Businesses










COVID-19 is in the news and on everyone's mind. It is good practice that you follow commonly recommended everyday preventive actions to help reduce the spread of this new virus, along with the flu and other upper respiratory ailments

Don't Shake Hands | Don't Touch Your Face (Eyes, Mouth, Nose) with Unwashed Hands | Wash Your Hands Frequently (including Tips of Fingers, Knuckles & Thumbs) for At Least 20 Seconds (Sing Happy Birthday Twice) with Soap & Water | If soap & water are not available, Use a Hand Sanitizer Containing At Least 60% Alcohol and Let it Dry On Your Hands | Cough/Sneeze Into Your Elbow or Use a Tissue & Then Throw the Tissue in the Trash | Disinfect/Clean Frequently Touched Objects/Surfaces with Regular Household Cleaning Spray/Wipes | Avoid Close Contact with People Who Are Sick | Stay Home If You Are Sick | Practice Social Distancing: Maintain a 6-foot distance from other people; Work from home when possible; Avoid social gatherings
News From Chamber Members
Please send us any information about how your business is continuing to operate and/or that may be of assistance to your fellow members and we will do our best to post it here
information subject to change - check with each member for current details
#Take Out Tuesdays | #TGCF (Try Gift Certificates Friday)

Many of our RESTAURANT members need you to consider purchasing a gift certificate so that you can still enjoy a great meal at their establishments after Covid-19 has passed. CLICK HERE to search our Online Member Directory by the category RESTAURANTS .

Many of our RETAIL members have an online presence where you can shop for and order much of the same merchandise you would see in their stores. Some are also offering special deals on shipping. CLICK HERE to search our Online Member Directory by the category RETAIL .

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Carr Hardware Remains OPEN and is offering Curbside Pickup and Home Delivery. Call them at 860.470.3053.

NEW Cugino's Restaurant of Farmington is OPEN and OFFERING CURBSIDE PICK UP and DELIVERY OF LARGE ORDERS WITHIN A 6 MILE RADIUS. They are open Monday-Friday, 11:00 a.m. with Last Curbside Pickup at 7:00 p.m., and Saturday 11:00 a.m. with Last Curbside Pickup at 8:00 p.m. CLICK HERE for the most up-to-date menu, as it changes weekly.

 Dr. Jeanne Folks is AVAILABLE FOR BRIEF, COST-FREE PHONE OR EMAIL CONSULTATIONS for any Chamber member having questions or concerns about handling their own, their employees', and/or their loved ones' stress. Call 860.678.8779 or email DrFolks@TappingPrayerfully.com

UPDATE Farmington Woods Golf Club the GOLF COURSE is OPEN FOR PLAY. Info. for Club Members - Only use a cart if you absolutely need one. One person per cart; Scorecards, Pencils, Rakes have been removed; Leave the Flagsticks in holes; the Range is open and all golf balls will be at each mat prior to your arrival. For more information call 860.673.6193 ex. 64.

Gifts of Love is still providing food to those in need. They are ASKING FOR DONATIONS OF FOOD AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT to help them assist the rising number of individuals and families facing food insecurity at this time. To donate food, and to adhere to the need for social distancing, you can either bring it to their office at 34 East Main Street, Avon, knock and leave the food, or call them at 860.676.2323 to arrange a drop-off time.

NEW Linda Beers Violin Studio is CONDUCTING PRIVATE LESSONS FOR STUDENTS via Zoom. Both Traditional and Suzuki lessons available. Email Linda@lindabeers.com

Max A Mia is offering TAKE OUT AND DELIVERY from 11:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Regular and Gluten Free Lunch and Dinner Menus only. Delivery options are available through Dine In CT, GrubHub, UberEats, and Waiter Wheels OR you may Direct Order for self pickup or curbside pickup. Call 860.677.6299.

NEW Middlewoods of Farmington is ACCEPTING DONATIONS OF GOWNS and MASKS. All items should be in original, unopened packaging. If you either have or know of where they can obtain these resources, email Bianca Reome at breome@umh.org

NEW Miller Foods MARKET IS OPEN. The store is stocked with eggs, butter, and other food supplies, as well as their full line of Oma's Pride pet food products. They are open Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and are located at 308 Arch Road in Avon.

NEW Northwest Community Bank/Avon is OPEN. In order to minimize health risks to both employees and customers, they are operating through their drive-up window, ATM, and by appointment for in-branch services. In addition, Current Customers - between now and April 30 they are Waiving: Late Payment Fees on Loans; Uncollected Fees; Fees Incurred by Insufficient Funds for all Transactions of $100 or less; Penalties for Early Withdrawal Amounts from Certificates of Deposit for Amounts Up To $25,000. Call then at 860.677.2809.

Patient Advocate For You in addition to their regular services of helping guide, advocate for and educate people in dealing with the healthcare system, is now offering to SIT FOR CHILDREN for those in need of childcare. Call 860.703.1575.

NEW People's United Bank/Avon is OPEN. In order to minimize health risks to both employees and customers, they are: Modifying Branch Hours; Making All In-Branch Banking Accessible by Appointment Only; Continuing Drive-Up Window Service with Reduced Hours. ATM banking remains available. Call them at 860.409.7365.

NEW Residence Inn by Marriott/Avon is PROVIDING A SPECIAL RATE FOR AREA FRONT-LINE HEALTHCARE WORKERS and/or FIRST RESPONDERS THAT NEED TO SELF-QUARANTINE/SELF-ISOLATE. A Special Rate of $99 gives you access to either a Studio or One-Bedroom Suite. For more information call 860.703.6100 or email cheryl.england@ marriott.com

UPDATE Seasons Restaurant and Tap Room at Avon Old Farms Hotel has TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED SERVICE

OPEN AND RECEIVING DELIVERIES for all product categories, though there are purchase limits on certain products to ensure everyone can get what they need.

HIRING ASSOCIATES - If you are displaced from your regular routine, family-owned and operated Shop Rite of Canton has immediate openings for associates during this high volume time. CLICK HERE for more information and how to apply.

Sund Technologies is one of our IT firms and can HELP FELLOW CHAMBER MEMBERS GET SET UP TO WORK REMOTELY. They can also help to get your kids set up for distance learning. Call 860.333.6520 or email alison@sundtechnologies.com

NEW The Max Challenge of Avon is OFFERING VIRTUAL CLASSES. Classes can be accessed remotely at either your designated class time or on-demand at a time that is most convenient for you. For more information Call 860.851.3969.

The Peter Bakker Agency CONTINUES ALL ASPECTS OF THEIR OPERATIONS UNINTERRUPTED except for in-person interaction. Their hours remain the same, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, and their account executives and agents are fully operational with work-from-home capabilities, including phone calls and emails. Call 860.676.1957.

NEW The Salvation Army/Southern New England is SEEKING DONATIONS OF SUPPLIES, including: Paper Goods, To-Go Containers, Wipes, and Food-Safe Gloves - in order to assist in feeding individuals in their residential programs who are on-site more hours of the day, as well as school-aged children who would normally benefit from the school lunch program who are now being fed on-site. If you can help Call 860.702.0035 or email rachel.cline@use.salvationarmy.org
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