Dear Chamber Members,
I know it may have been a difficult couple of weeks as the COVID-19 virus has spread across the country impacting businesses and events. However, I want to assure you the Chamber is here to help — we are all in this together and we will get through it!
The Chamber is working on your behalf in our community and will provide information and resources to our Members and local businesses. We will continue to promote, support and advocate for you in the coming weeks and months.
We are also working with our governmental officials during this COVID-19 pandemic:
- The goal for our Chamber: to ensure that the information we share is accurate, informative and researched.
- The goal for our business and nonprofit members: to help minimize the economic impact and ensure the safety and well-being of your employees, volunteers and customers.
- The goal for our community: to continue to Shop Local / Support Local in ways that are safe and appropriate for them.
Chamber Events – For the immediate future, all Chamber events are being rescheduled for a later date. You will be able to find the rescheduled event on our online calendar.
Chamber Operations – The Chamber staff is maintaining regular hours for now so we may continue to be a resource to you. We also have a plan for working from home should that become necessary.
Chamber Resources — Over the coming week, we’ll be providing guidance regarding some of the following ideas:
- Crafting a COVID-19 message for your own business that includes how you will minimize exposure and the current status of your business (open for business as usual, drive-through or pick-up, or online only, etc.)
- Possibilities for ways you can continue to do business while following suggested guidelines that keep your employees and customer safe
- Suggestions for crafting your own online messaging that the Chamber can share on our Shop Midlothian Facebook page.
Government Resources — here are just a few of the resources available to you:
If needed, we can connect you with our local, state and federal officials. We can let them know what you need and advocate for you.
These are just a few of the things we are working on for you. If you have suggestions, please feel free to contact the Chamber at info@MidlothianChamber.org. We’d love to hear them!
Overall, we must remember our sense of community — we need to count on each other to be calm, rational and considerate. We are committed to helping you through this! Please let us know what you need or what questions you have at this time.
Laura Terhune, IOM
President & CEO