I pray that you and your families are healthy and safe during this pandemic. I also pray that your businesses are surviving amidst the chaos of the horrible COVID-19 virus. Our city grew from a swamp of cypress trees over a century ago, and we will continue to thrive once this crisis is behind us.
As the current Chair of the Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, I am truly blessed to live in such a benevolent community. We have rallied around our restaurants, small businesses, and our residents in need. Your Chamber team has personally reached out to every chamber member and fielded thousands of phone calls and emails from our concerned residents and businesses.
During this time, we have the opportunity to build our businesses for future growth and prosperity. The following are some resources to share:
Central Florida Score
is a nonprofit association that provides Free Mentoring, Workshop & Events, and Tools and Resources dedicated to the growth of businesses. Browse their website, or speak with an expert to improve your website, hone your Social Media skills or implement an Email Marketing Plan.
- Protect your Zoom meetings from uninvited guests with this excellent Zoom resource and don’t forget to install the latest security update. Click here.
- Do you have some downtime? Now is your chance to take a Harvard or Princeton course for free. Click here.
- If you need a time-out from all the chaos and gloom, enjoy this collection of cute baby animals. Click here.
- If you are struggling to exercise due to confinement, then check out our fitness instructors (click here), many of whom are leading online classes, I personally found Jenny Ford's series, March Across America, to be simple but effective exercises designed for small spaces. Click here.
I thank all of you for your personal and financial sacrifices during these difficult times. I look forward to seeing you soon at an upcoming Networking Showcase or Ribbon Cutting.
Stay Safe and Blessed,
Artie Renee Pobjecky
Chair, Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors