In this week’s Did You Know segment, we explore Batavia Reconnected , an initiative founded as the community emerged from shelter in place. Again, our connections and communication are key ingredients in the success of this initiative. 

Did you know that:
  • The Batavia Chamber worked with the City of Batavia and Batavia MainStreet to form Batavia Reconnected, an initiative to support the health and well-being of our residents and our business community. As restaurants and retail opened, this group printed and distributed safety guidelines to promote safe shopping and dining.
  • A pledge was created and offered to the businesses to sign and post in their establishments. You can read this pledge on our website.
  • Batavia Reconnected also created the COVID-19 Response Fund that has provided grants of $1,500 to select businesses that were severely impacted by the shutdown. The funds were used to pay for improvements and safety precautions due to the pandemic, easing their financial burden. At least 25 small businesses benefited from these grants. The Batavia Chamber played an integral part in letting qualified businesses know that the funds were available and then helped them with the necessary paperwork.

Watch for more examples of our community support next week.