Chautauqua County Companies have by and enormous achieved a terrific job to adapt and overcome the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic over the past eighteen months. Whereas enterprise has principally returned to “regular,” who is aware of what could also be coming as winter approaches and instances are on the rise each domestically and all over the world. The unique pause of our economic system in 2020 occurred quick and with out discover, however going ahead enterprise house owners can now strategically develop their plans A, B, and C, to make sure they’ve choices out there ought to drastic laws ever be carried out once more.
For the Chamber of Commerce, this considering relates particularly to occasions. One of many core elements of worth to our members is alternatives to community and study from one another by way of in-person mixers or speaker collection. There are quite a few Chamber occasions slated for this fall, together with our marquee annual banquet, a well-attended and loved occasion each October. Whereas we’re planning forward for an in-person occasion as if every little thing is regular, we’re additionally outlining what different choices could seem like in a “plan B, C, and even D” state of affairs.
Native companies can do the identical by taking a while to have a look at their operations and analyzing their enterprise practices each now and in the course of the warmth of the pandemic to see how they weathered the pause, and what they could have the ability to do in another way in an analogous scenario. Do you may have the sources or provides wanted if PPE or different objects had been wanted once more? Is your corporation nimble sufficient to pivot operations shortly ought to the necessity come up? Have you ever developed and maintained an internet presence whether or not your personal or by way of the Chamber’s ShopLocalCHQ platform?
Actually no one desires issues to pause once more or must navigate murky pandmic laws once more, however the actuality is we’ve bought to play the hand we’re dealt which implies analyzing operations and planning for a number of situations. The excellent news is Chautauqua County companies are resourceful and resilient, and people who had been capable of shortly adapt weathered the storm and in some instances discovered a brand new area of interest section of enterprise.
If your corporation had a very profitable shift in the course of the pandemic, or classes that could be useful to others we’d love to listen to about it, and you’ll proceed this dialog with me at email@example.com. The Chamber of Commerce will proceed to be a conduit of data to our native enterprise neighborhood, and is right here to assist your wants in these unusually difficult occasions.
Enterprise After Hours at Lakeshore Middle for the Arts is September 16
The Chautauqua County and Westfield-Barcelona Group Chambers of Commerce will collectively maintain a Enterprise After Hours networking occasion at Lake Shore Middle for the Arts, 49 South Portage Road, Westfield, from 5-6:30pm on Thursday, September 16. This occasion is open to all businesspeople countywide. Chamber member companies can ship two representatives at no cost. The associated fee for non-members or for members over and above the primary two is $15 per individual. Appetizers will likely be catered by Calarco’s and wine from Johnson Property Vineyard will likely be served. This occasion will likely be held on the second flooring, however it’s accessible to all. Register on-line at chautauquachamber.org now!
Save the Date: Chamber Awards Banquet is October 7
The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce is planning its Annual Awards Banquet for October 7, 2021. Final yr we had been pressured to run an all-online occasion because it was unimaginable for our award recipients and native businesspeople to assemble collectively. This yr we’re planning to supply an in-person occasion with an possibility for viewers to observe the awards shows on-line if we can not assemble a big crowd, so keep tuned for particulars, however mark the date in your calendar!
Plans are underway for the publication of the annual Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Version in The Put up-Journal, OBSERVER, and Westfield Republican. The distribution date is ready for September 16 and we encourage native companies to position an advert in recognition of the entire award recipients and the entire work achieved by our County and Group Chambers achieved all year long.
Your advert within the Chamber Version gives you with recognition by the neighborhood, the chance to acknowledge the excellent accomplishments of people, organizations, and companies in our communities, and countywide publicity to over 37,000 readers and the potential to succeed in new prospects. This publication is an effective way to focus on your corporation and garner the eye of customers in addition to different companies. As a Chamber member you should have entry to a particular promoting bundle for this publication. An promoting consultant from the papers could contact you quickly or you may contact The Put up-Journal or OBSERVER for extra details about the Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Version.
Store Native to Help Our Financial system
It’s not a brand new idea, nevertheless it has renewed significance since many companies needed to shut on the onset of the pandemic final yr. The Store Native motion is extra related than ever. When you sincerely need to assist increase your neighborhood and our native companies, spend your cash with native retailers and native eating places.
The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce has been stressing the significance of purchasing domestically for a few years. We provide an area reward card that can be utilized at greater than 140 retailers countywide. We have now promoted Small Enterprise Saturday, working to drive gross sales to native companies at the beginning of every busy vacation purchasing season. And in 2020 we labored with quite a lot of companions to launch ShopLocalCHQ, an internet gross sales and advertising and marketing platform that gives a handy strategy to assist native companies by way of on-line purchasing.
ShopLocalCHQ now provides over 400 merchandise by way of 74 native retailers. It’s a quick and easy strategy to make a distinction for native enterprise when you’re purchasing for stuff you want and wish anyway. Simply go to shoplocalchq.com and click on on Store Now to seek out a wide range of merchandise and repair supplied by native companies. Buying by way of this web site is as straightforward as purchasing on the massive field on-line shops. You’ll be able to combination your entire purchases in a single purchasing cart and checkout is handy. Whether or not you’re purchasing for again to highschool or simply searching for some nice native merchandise, go to ShopLocalCHQ.com to assist native enterprise.
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