For the week of May 26, 2020
Making Asheboro & Randolph County a
great place to live, work, and do business.
Your weekly news & updates!
In This Week's Newsletter:
  • Message from our Board Chair, Kelly Heath
  • Quote of the Week
  • Business After Hours this Thursday!!!!!
  • COVID-19 Phase II Reopening Guidelines
  • PPP Compliance Webinar this Wednesday
  • FREE Back-to-Business Toolkit
  • Student LIFT Applications Due This Friday
  • Promote Your Business FREE This Thursday!
Message from the Chair: Kelly Heath, Randolph Community College

As we start easing back into activities, I hope to see you at our very first virtual Business After Hours this Thursday, May 28, at 5:30 p.m. Thanks to Milestone Computer Solutions for providing our platform for this event, which will be an opportunity to connect and share some of what we have been experiencing these past few weeks. It continues to be truly amazing to see how our members have adapted their business models and the support in the community that echoes so strongly. Your Chamber remains committed to serving as a resource and support for you as the changing tides continue.
See you Thursday!
Thought for the Week


A person who feels appreciated
will always do more
than is expected.
~ Unknown
Business After Hours This Thursday!
Join us VIRTUALLY .
Register NOW to receive the
ZOOM link for this Thursday's
Business After Hours!

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 5:30PM

Join us via ZOOM for a virtual
Business After Hours hosted by
Milestone Computer Solutions.

We will start out in a Zoom lobby all together for a Welcome and opening comments. Then everyone will be sorted into smaller break-out groups for individual conversations. Every 10 minutes, the break-out groups will be changed. At the end, everyone will be back in the main lobby for closing comments and Door Prizes!
Randolph County Update
from Sam Varner

"This is a regular update from Randolph County's Emergency Operations Center. Randolph County has experienced a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases recently, and it is important to emphasize safety precautions for your employees and citizens. If there is anything your business or Municipality needs as you deal with COVID-19, please let me know".
- Sam Varner, Randolph County Wellness Administrator

Click the links below for valuable information.
Guidance for Phase II Reopening
The links below include Interim Guidance from the State of NC for reopening your business.
The documents also contain helpful links to additional resources.
PPP Compliance Webinar - organized by the
Randolph County EDC
May 27 - 2PM
Presenter is Bennett Bruff, CPA and partner with Turlington and Company, LLP
Many of you have benefited from PPP funding, allowing you to keep your employees on the payroll during these uncertain times. Since the goal for most is qualifying for loan forgiveness, the EDC will be hosting a PPP compliance Webinar on May 27 from 2-3PM.
Space is limited to 100 participants, so registration is required.
Please register by emailing Kevin Franklin at the EDC.
Back-to-Business Toolkit
This Back-to-Business Toolkit includes information provided by the CDC, OSHA, and other agencies. There are also printable posters to use at your place of work, along with federal, state, and local resource contact information.

Get your copy at
the Chamber website:
Student LIFT Class of 2020-2021 Applications NOW Available!
Deadline for application submission is May 29th.
Give us your business's promotional information
and we'll send it out FREE this Thursday!
WE CAN HELP PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS!
  • This Thursday we will be sending out a listing of our Members' special deals and promotions. Email details to me no later than 5PM on Wednesday,May 27th.

  • If you prefer to have your offer stand alone, we are offering the option of having an email blast for $75 (50% off the normal rate of $150). Emails are sent to our members and their representatives (1800+ email addresses). There is a limited quantity available. Email me if you are interested in this option.

  • You can also promote your business on the Chamber building's outdoor digital board for $75 for 7 days (50% off the normal rate of $150). Email me if you want more information on this option.


WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR ANNUAL DUES:
Remember that monthly payments for dues and sponorships are available and encouraged during this time. Just reach out and we are happy to convert you to the monthly option.