Thank you Galion and Crestline for supporting our local businesses. We appreciate all that you have done to support each other and rally our communities to a common goal since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Stay at Home order from Governor DeWine is certainly not how any of us expected to spend our last few months of 2020.

There is still so much to learn and still so many ways that we will need to adapt moving forward. Events have been canceled. Many will never be rescheduled. Community members and organizations will struggle in the coming months to cope. Support them all.

Make sure as the reopening plan is released and implemented, that we take the time to continue to support our local businesses, entrepreneurs and community members. Shop local first when looking for gifts for mother's day, graduation and father's day.

While the process of closing down our state was swift, it will take weeks, months, years, to get back to where we were before. And it will take the entire community. We are honestly all in this together.

Be respectful to one another.

Be patient with one another.

May 4th - 8th was scheduled to be National Small Business week and while the SBA is busy processing PPP Loans, we will look forward to celebrating our small businesses every day this week and every week for months and years to come.