FROM THE PRESIDENT
When I took the helm as BID President in January of 2020, I thought I had a decent idea on what the year would look like and the goals the Norwich BID could achieve. Then March came, and thus started a new era of uncertainty and worry. The lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic was unprecedented and has affected our district, greatly. In turn, the board members of the Norwich BID wanted to help.
During the lockdown, BID helped raise and provide grant funds to the downtown district with our Downtown Relief Fund, and we were able to distribute over $42,000 to the applicants that had applied.
What impressed me the most, and has inspired me, as well, is the tenacity and creativity the businesses have had to deploy in order to keep their businesses going, to serve the community and to also support each other. That makes me ever so hopeful that our district will survive this pandemic. Our community may be small, but we are definitely mighty – and we rally to help each other when needed. The Norwich BID will continue to look for ways we can assist the district and support them as they continue to navigate these uncharted waters. May 2021 bring better days for all!
Happy Holidays & Shop Small!