Dear West Metro Chamber Members,
As we all face a “new normal” with some dramatic temporary
impacts during the COVID-19 pandemic, we
want you to know that we are still working to help our businesses, our
nonprofits and our community.
The Chamber is joining a regional team of community leaders to address the rapidly changing situation, offer proactive solutions and implement strategies to help our businesses and community during this difficult time. All updates and links to business resources will be posted on our website and communicated through our newsletters. Please check these resources often.
As a member of our community and as a part of West Metro Chamber, we want to help your business/organization.
What the West Metro Chamber is doing:
- Our chamber staff will continue to work to support our businesses and community during this time. We are staying on top of loan programs, work share funds available and unemployment wage changes. As always, we are available via email or phone call.
- We will be continually updating trusted source information regarding the worldwide efforts to battle COVID-19 through our website as well. There are many myths and misinformation circulating throughout the internet. Always confirm any news through a trusted site, other than social media. Scroll down to find the updated resource list.
- Implementing a Volunteer Matchmaker program to provide nonprofit organizations with community volunteers who are available and ready to help. Please remember, that most volunteer corps are made up of people 60 and over, who are at the highest risk of COVID-19. The community needs younger folks to help fill this gap right now. Scroll down to find the links on how to get involved.
- Promoting our local businesses and their “socially distanced” shopping opportunities through social media, website and newsletter promotion.
Please continue to support local, independent and small businesses in any way you can. Order out and pick-up dinner. Get ahead on birthday shopping by buying local online. If you can’t support financially during this time, help us promote businesses online by sharing social media posts, writing online reviews and whatever else you can think to do. We will share videos, photos and posts of our members.
And, we’d like to highlight the good in our community – and we know our members are fantastic. Share or show us what you’re doing to be a good neighbor and help out our community! All you have to do is tag West Metro Chamber on Facebook (@westmetrochamber)and Twitter (@wmetrochamber) and we will share with our networks.
During this time of crisis, I know that the strength of our community is just that – community. We can’t do it by ourselves, but by bringing together our businesses, our nonprofits, our governments and our members, we can do anything.
We are implementing a Volunteer Matchmaker program to provide nonprofit organizations with community volunteers who are available and ready to help. Please remember, that most volunteer corps are made up of people 60 and over, who are at the highest risk of COVID-19. The community needs younger folks to help fill this gap right now.
Grants, Loan Programs and Funds for Businesses
Additional Resources that you can trust:
Business Tips – Articles