Creative Ways to Keep Business Strong through Social Distancing
If we look up when we are down, sometimes opportunities appear we didn’t see before.  

Like many times in the past, the human spirit has shown that in the wake of challenge or tragedy, it is fiercely resilient. There are always those who will choose community over self. Those who will help a neighbor or give of their resources freely. We are already seeing this in the community today. We commend and need you.  
As your Chamber of Commerce, we are here to help your business succeed. We are open, taking calls, and responding to emails in an effort to best serve you. We've also come up with a list of creative ways to keep your business strong and overcome these challenging times, while also being supportive of the highly-encouraged social distancing guidance, so together, we can fight this common threat and restore business as usual.
Webinar: Facts for Employers About COVID-19
Thursday, March 19 | 12:00 PM

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is dominating headlines with more cases and companies affected each day. This may present challenges to employers with possible disruptions to company infrastructures. The following will be addressed: Workplace safety and issues for workforces that travel, telecommuting or remote working, wage and hour issues, discrimination related to COVID-19, WARN Act/Plant closings, and workers compensation.
Summary from the State and Federal Government
State and federal governments have passed a series of measures and issued several orders this week to address the medical and economic fallout from the COVID-19 issue. Here is a summary for employers containing a wide range of resources for you and your business.
Meet Chef Nick and Meghann with Kitchen to Aisle
In just three years of being in business, Kitchen to Aisle Catering + Events is already making waves in the industry with a shiny new Best of North Shore Magazine 2020 Readers Choice Award for Best Rehearsal Dinner. The Chamber interviewed experienced co-owners North Shore Executive Chef Nicholas Peters Bond and Director of Events Meghann Basque to learn more about their creative cuisine and event planning backgrounds.
A Message from National Grid
We recognize that certain customers may experience financial difficulty as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. We hope to alleviate customer concerns about their electricity and natural gas service during this time. As a result, National Grid is temporarily suspending collections-related activities, including service disconnections, to lessen any financial hardship. These policies are effective immediately and will be in place through the end of April.
Port City Sandwich Co. to the Rescue
A local business is putting community first and steps up to the plate...with a plate! Port City Sandwich Co. is offering a free lunch to any child who needs a meal during the school shutdowns. Whether the need is because they rely on the school lunch program or because of the financial hardship these closures place on their family, no child will miss a lunch if Port City Sandwich has anything to do with it! Call 978-358-8628.
BC Essentials Offers to Deliver Hand Sanitizers
BC Essentials Owner Beverly Buccheri is a licensed medical aesthetician and certified aromatherapist with over 20 years of experience. Her shop is stocked with hand sanitizers, hand crafted soaps, body lotions, immune defense sprays, and essential oils to diffuse...all available online! She is also offering to deliver products locally or ship them directly to you. All of her products are handmade with pure, hypoallergenic ingredients for sensitive skin with no Methyl & Probyl paraben.
Why Short-Term Rentals are Good for Newburyport?
Newburyport City Council has initiated an ordinance to address short-term rentals in Newburyport. Why? It is alleged that Short-term rentals are causing a housing shortage and creating a nuisance. Meanwhile, communities often benefit from short-term rentals. Let’s talk about the concerns, the facts, and the benefits. Read an article by member Liann DiMare with iTrip Vacations .
American Pickers to Film in New England
Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team at American Pickers are excited to return to Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont! They plan to film episodes of the hit series American Pickers throughout your area at the end of May 2020. If you or someone you know has a large, private collection or accumulation of antiques that the Pickers can spend the better part of the day looking through, tell them about it!

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