Apple Valley Chamber Members:
For over 3 months, many local businesses have been shuttered, workers furloughed, supply chains disrupted and community engagement lost. APPLE VALLEY CHAMBER as part of MINNESOTA READY CHAMBER COALITION of 50+ CHAMBERS has worked tirelessly to influence all levels of government, inform businesses and facilitate and help individual businesses.
Over a week ago, Apple Valley Chamber along with Burnsville, Hastings and River Heights Chambers sent a strong letter to the Governor to open. Soon Phase 3 was approved to open June 10th.
This week, together with 50 Chambers call upon Governor Walz to finish the job OPEN ALL BUSINESSES FULLY by JUNE 19th. WE ARE APPLE VALLEY READY!
Opening fully would offset the costs of staff, safe remodeling and allow ALL employees return. All of the states surrounding us are fully open and have been for weeks.
DATE CERTAIN JUNE 19th allows for advance notice for rehiring, safety, promotion and to build confidence again. Small businesses were disproportionately impacted since March 13th closing and comprise nearly 1/2 of all jobs and are 2 of every 3 new jobs.
In an effort to get this message across, all of the Chambers involved in MINNESOTA READY will be going live on Facebook today at 3 pm (including the Apple Valley Chamber, as discussed above), and have sent a letter to his office for his review.