Chautauqua County Companies have by and huge accomplished an incredible job to adapt and overcome the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic during the last eighteen months. Whereas enterprise has principally returned to “regular,” who is aware of what could also be coming as winter approaches and circumstances are on the rise each regionally and around the globe. 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 rules ever be applied once more.
For the Chamber of Commerce, this pondering relates particularly to occasions. One of many core parts of worth to our members is alternatives to community and study from one another by way of in-person mixers or speaker sequence. 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 all the things is regular, we’re additionally outlining what different choices could seem like in a “plan B, C, and even D” situation.
Native companies can do the identical by taking a while to take 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 may be capable to do in a different way in the same scenario. Do you will have the assets or provides wanted if PPE or different objects had been wanted once more? Is what you are promoting nimble sufficient to pivot operations rapidly ought to the necessity come up? Have you ever developed and maintained a web-based presence whether or not your individual or by way of the Chamber’s ShopLocalCHQ platform?
Definitely no person needs issues to pause once more or must navigate murky pandmic rules once more, however the actuality is we’ve received to play the hand we’re dealt which suggests analyzing operations and planning for a number of situations. The excellent news is Chautauqua County companies are resourceful and resilient, and those that had been capable of rapidly adapt weathered the storm and in some circumstances discovered a brand new area of interest section of enterprise.
If what you are promoting had a very profitable shift in the course of the pandemic, or classes which may be useful to others we’d love to listen to about it, and you’ll proceed this dialog with me at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 instances.
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 fee for non-members or for members over and above the primary two is $15 per particular person. 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 ground, 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 12 months we had been compelled to run an all-online occasion because it was unimaginable for our award recipients and native businesspeople to assemble collectively. This 12 months we’re planning to offer an in-person occasion with an choice for viewers to observe the awards displays on-line if we can’t 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 Publish-Journal, OBSERVER, and Westfield Republican. The distribution date is ready for September 16 and we encourage native companies to put an advert in recognition of all the award recipients and all the work accomplished by our County and Group Chambers accomplished all year long.
Your advert within the Chamber Version offers 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 a good way to focus on what you are promoting and garner the eye of customers in addition to different companies. As a Chamber member you’ll have entry to a particular promoting package deal for this publication. An promoting consultant from the papers could contact you quickly or you may contact The Publish-Journal or OBSERVER for extra details about the Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Version.
Store Native to Assist Our Financial system
It’s not a brand new idea, but it surely has renewed significance since many companies needed to shut on the onset of the pandemic final 12 months. The Store Native motion is extra related than ever. When you sincerely need to assist enhance 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 procuring regionally for a few years. We provide an area present card that can be utilized at greater than 140 retailers countywide. We now have promoted Small Enterprise Saturday, working to drive gross sales to native companies at first of every busy vacation procuring season. And in 2020 we labored with a lot of companions to launch ShopLocalCHQ, a web-based gross sales and advertising platform that gives a handy method to assist native companies by way of on-line procuring.
ShopLocalCHQ now presents over 400 merchandise by way of 74 native retailers. It’s a quick and easy method to make a distinction for native enterprise when you’re purchasing for belongings you want and wish anyway. Simply go to shoplocalchq.com and click on on Store Now to search out a wide range of merchandise and repair supplied by native companies. Procuring by way of this website is as simple as procuring on the massive field on-line shops. You possibly can mixture your entire purchases in a single procuring cart and checkout is handy. Whether or not you’re purchasing for again to high school or simply searching for some nice native merchandise, go to ShopLocalCHQ.com to assist native enterprise.