Save Small Business Initiative

We are calling on Congress to immediately restore funding for the CARES Act small business loan and grant programs. Click READ MORE to sign the letter.

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Welcome New Member ~ Peace of Mind Preparedness!
Peace of Mind Preparedness

Peace of Mind Preparedness will help you craft a plan, communicate it to your loved ones and those you're responsible for, build a disaster kit, and follow up to ensure adequate preparation. You, your family, and your employees can't afford not...

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Meet Wanda Vollmer, Founder of Peace of Mind Preparedness
As a child living on a ranch in San Luis Obispo, I remember the wildfires that would frequently threaten our property and livestock and will never forget being awoken in the middle of the night to evacuate during one particularly fast-moving fire. At the age of 24 I created my first preparedness and communication plan for my family and knew I’d found my calling.
I worked for the American Red Cross as a Community Engagement Manager, serving as the lead functional expert for Red Cross Preparedness programs and community partner development and reached over 10,000 individuals with community disaster education programs in addition to recruiting, training, and managing Community Engagement Volunteers.
In addition, I have completed the Monterey Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program. CERT focuses on disaster preparedness, search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations, and I’ve been asked by the Carmel City Council to serve on the steering committee to assist neighbors in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Peace of Mind Preparedness Services will be 15% off through May 11th for Carmel Chamber members!
Contact Wanda today: (831) 915-3148
We asked, and you answered!
 Take a look below at how some of our locals are #CarmelRISING up!
Carmel Food Tours

22 Taste of Carmel Gift Boxes packed for shipping, and another 21 pa... ckaging tomorrow for delivery to @chompmonterey this week (generously donated by our customers). . . . Get yours by visiting our website, or by clicking the link in our bio . ...

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CARMEL AREA COMEBACKS- The Hofsas House hotel in Carmel...

Suzanne E Gravelle posted on Instagram: "CARMEL AREA COMEBACKS- The Hofsas House hotel in Carmel by-the-Sea on San Carlos is a favorite...." #CarmelRISING

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We love our Visitor Center Volunteers!!! Happy National...

We love our Visitor Center Volunteers!!! Happy National Volunteer Week! #nationalvolunteerweek #CarmelRISING

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Harrison Memorial Library

Come grab a book! Our wonderful #friendsofthelibrary have stocked the newspaper racks by the Harrison Library & near the @villagecorner with books, audios and some DVDs, yours for the taking! #carmelpubliclibrary #librarylove #CarmelRISING

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Hayashi Wayland

We are continuing to monitor the recent developments with the changing government mandates and changes to available relief programs. Over the past few days, there have been many updates that we wanted to share with you in an effort to keep you...

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Tim Allen Properties is the nonprofit arm of Tim Allen Properties tasked with supporting the local community. We like to think creatively to help from a financial and personal perspective. To this end, we...

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#RescheduleDontCancel - Support Small Businesses During...

Help save self-employed business owners whose livelihoods are at stake amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Pledge your support now.

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COVID-19 Relief Fund Created - The Community Foundation...

COVID-19 Relief Fund The Community Foundation for Monterey County created the COVID-19 Relief Fund in partnership with the Monterey Peninsula Foundation to help those affected by the impact of the Coronavirus in Monterey County. The COVID-19...

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Keep sending us YOUR rising stories to share on Tuesdays and Thursdays as a start to our #CarmelRISING initiative. Here's what we're looking for:
  • Photos and/or Artwork that tell your CarmelRISING story
  • Stories of Carmel small business resilience & ingenuity
  • Stories of Carmel community solidarity
  • Things you are looking forward to in Carmel in the future!

Keep using the hashtag #CarmelRISING on your own social media to communicate Carmel's resilience, letting everyone know that we will rise from this time stronger than ever.

You can still find all of our Daily Catalyst updates with business and community resources as well as the current status of local businesses by following this link. Our regular Daily Catalyst will continue on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays.