TAKE THE NEW BUSINESS IMPACT REOPENING SURVEY
With the announcement of Missouri's phased "Show-Me Strong" recovery plan, Taney County Partnership and the Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce are seeking your input on how our community can prepare for gradual re-openings in a way that protects the public health and minimizes negative impacts to our economy.

The input of local business is critical to this strategy. To share your input, please take the 4-minute survey and share the link with your colleagues and peers.
BOARD OF ALDERMEN VOTE TO REOPEN BRANSON
The Branson Board of Aldermen unanimously voted to remove all local restrictions that were outlined in Chapter 58 of the Branson Municipal Code pertaining to social distancing, essential businesses, and the spread of communicable diseases on a double read at a special Board of Aldermen, Monday, May 4, 2020. All aldermen were present.

This means residents and businesses in the City of Branson are required to follow all state requirements from the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services. Those requirements can be found here . This ordinance went into effect immediately.

The City of Branson will continue to work in coordination with partner agencies, as well as the state and federal government, to monitor this rapidly evolving situation and to ensure our response actions are based on the latest facts. We will communicate updates to the Branson community as the situation changes and as we make additional decisions regarding our local response. For these updates, go to the “Coronavirus Updates” page .
COVID-19 RECOVERY: SEN. HAWLEY TO DISCUSS WHAT COMES NEXT
U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley has been on the front line of the federal response to COVID-19. Join the senator to learn more about his perspective on this health and economic crisis. Learn what next steps Congress is contemplating as Missouri businesses work to reopen.

Thursday, May 6, 2020 | 1:00 pm (CT)


Questions are welcome and must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5 to Stephanie Wieberg at  swieberg@mochamber.com .
SMALL BUSINESS MAJORITY WEBINAR - REOPENING YOUR BUSINESS: THINGS YOU MAY NOT HAVE CONSIDERED  
Join Small Business Majority and Retail Smart Guys for a free, interactive webinar to assist in planning the reopening of your business. When brick-and-mortar businesses begin to reopen, it won't be business as usual. This webinar will guide you through the new factors you'll need to consider to ensure your business can operate safely and profitably. 

Friday, May 8, 2020 | 1:00 PM (CT)
Topics include:
  • Financial issues like the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and cash flow
  • Marketing your business to alleviate customers' concerns
  • Re-designing sales floor layout to accommodate social distancing
  • Bringing back staff, hiring new staff and keeping them safe
  • Alternative business opportunities and tactics (delivery, curbside pick-up, virtual, social media, etc.)
  • Critical merchandising and vendor strategies to ensure profitability and great selling
  • Interactive Q&A
417 MAG PRESENTS LIFE INTERRUPTED: CONVERSATIONS ABOUT COVID-19
Feeling like your life has been turned upside down? You're not alone. Routines are out of whack, rites of passage have been postponed and stress levels are elevated. We're all trying to balance grieving lost moments while staying positive.
Listen along as 417-landers get real and share their stories of coping with the impact of COVID-19 during 417 Magazine's Life Interrupted presented by Burrell Behavioral Health. In the four-part web series, Burrell's Dr. Shelly Farnan talks through mental health strategies to help you stay connected and emotionally healthy in the midst of so much change. Register now to attend this engaging virtual experience for free.
MOMENTS INTERRUPTED: FEATURING THE COX & ELMQUIST FAMILIES

Thursday, May 7 | 11:00 a.m.

Steve Cox's mother, Corinne, passed away from COVID-19 while isolated from family and friends in a nursing home. For Kirk and Kretia Elmquist, their son, Cross, missed out on much of his senior basketball season, prom and graduation. These local families share how they've grieved the loss of these moments while continuing to look on the bright side.