As we are all inundated with the 24-hour news cycle and misinformation, fear of the Coronavirus is keeping customers away from restaurants and other small businesses who usually operate on small margins. Here are a couple of ideas of what you can do. Go to your favorite small business and purchase a gift card or gift certificate (or get one online if possible). Buy it directly from them and when things settle down you can go purchase something from your shop of choice with your certificate!
Many local businesses are doing what they do best during this time – they are thinking outside the box and adjusting to the economy. As the Chamber, we wholeheartedly support our business community. As you see great examples of ingenuity at a local business, please send us a quick note or picture. We’ll be collecting them and sharing them. A few we have already seen are:
family of restaurants are offering a 10% discount on carryout orders
is offering meals for takeout and delivery