April Business Connection
Good News! Who's Doing What for Whom
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Let’s show our appreciation and support for Norwood’s "boots on the ground” fighting this pandemic locally. Friends of Norwood Center is coordinating this effort to support local eateries by purchasing meals to be delivered to Norwood Hospital workers and Norwood Fire Department. Your donation of any size will help make this possible.  Donate today!
Shipping Up to Boston

Kudos to the Kraft family and New England Patriots for shipping more than 1 million protective masks from China to Boston this week. The much needed masks will be distributed to medical professionals in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New York.
Caramels to Go!

Big News!! You can now have  McCrea's Candies   #caramel  delivered directly to your front door!! They've teamed up with  Mercato.com  so that you shop local and stay safe while enjoying your favorite treat!

Use promo code STOCKUP and receive unlimited free deliveries for 30 days + $10 off your first order!
Homemade Masks for Local Healthcare Providers

Chamber member, Sue Jacobs-Marshalsea, Ms. Fix It, LLC, is making masks for our local healthcare providers in need. She's delivered more than 600 to date, but has requests for hundred's more.

She is in need of the following:
Fabric, elastic and of course cash donations can help too. If you are able to assist, please contact Sue at susan.marshalsea@icloud.com.
Speaking of protective masks, here is a great video with some helpful tips about how to properly handle your mask.
SERVPRO Cleaning Available

Chamber member, SERVPRO is being called on by numerous businesses and community leaders to perform the necessary bioremediation services to clean, disinfect and sanitize their residential and commercial properties. All of their cleanup practices are in accordance with the guidelines provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Should you be in need of such services, contact Peter Ellis at pellis@servproframingham.com.

UPDATE From the Postal Service About
Business Closed—Hold Mail

USPS is committed to identifying solutions to assist those businesses impacted by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
In an effort to best serve our business customers, we are temporarily modifying how we handle mail that must be returned to the delivery office due to a full box, or the business not being open to receive delivery for an extended period.
Current postal policy is to return the mail to the delivery office, indicate the date the mail is first returned to be held, and hold for 10 days. In order to accommodate businesses during this challenging time, we will now extend the hold period to 30 days before returning the items to the sender. (continue reading...)
Welcome New Member!
Webinar: How to Access CARES ACT Funds
The Chamber will host a live webinar to walk members through the benefits offered by the CARES Act. Businesses can access a number of programs and loans through the Act.

Join us to find out how your business can take advantage of these programs.

Presented by Stephen McAllister, Executive Director, Eastern Region
Congressional & Public Affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Tuesday, April 07, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM 
A link to the webinar will be sent to those that pre-register on the morning of the event.
Join us for "Chamber Chat" Tuesday
Join us Tuesday, April 7th at 11:00 for a ZOOM video meeting with other Chamber members. We've all been through a lot lately and business and life have been severely disrupted. Social distancing is important, but so is socialization.
Members are invited to join the meeting to share their experiences and talk about what challenges their business is facing.

You will need a computer with a camera and microphone.

Tuesday, April 7
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
ZOOM Conference
We will email registrants the link on the morning of the meeting.
Virtual Trivia Challenge
Join Chamber Members for a Trivia Challenge! Test your knowledge of Boston Sports, Boston History & Boston Celebrities!

Winner takes home a prize!

Zoom Trivia Challenge, or affectionately known as ZTC is a great way to hang out with old friends, meet some new ones, and play a fun interactive trivia game all at once!

You will need 2 different devices to participate, one device for the Zoom Lounge and the other device for trivia.

Thursday, April 09, 2020
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Online event
Please register below and the links to join will be emailed to you on the afternoon of the event. Don't miss the fun!

Membership Directory is Online
Your 2020 Membership Directory and Community Guide should have arrived in your mailbox recently.

Don't forget you can also access the directory from the Chamber website. Just    Click Here     and you can browse the directory any time you want to find other members with whom you can do business.

Now more than ever, it's important when doing business locally, to start with your fellow Chamber members.

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