Chautauqua County Companies have by and huge executed an amazing job to adapt and overcome the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic during the last eighteen months. Whereas enterprise has largely returned to “regular,” who is aware of what could also be coming as winter approaches and instances are on the rise each regionally and around the globe. The unique pause of our financial 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 accessible ought to drastic rules ever be applied once more.
For the Chamber of Commerce, this pondering relates particularly to occasions. One of many core elements of worth to our members is alternatives to community and be taught from one another through 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 every part 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 through 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 an analogous scenario. Do you could have the assets or provides wanted if PPE or different gadgets had been wanted once more? Is your corporation 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 via the Chamber’s ShopLocalCHQ platform?
Definitely no person desires issues to pause once more or should navigate murky pandmic rules 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 in a position to rapidly adapt weathered the storm and in some instances discovered a brand new area of interest phase of enterprise.
If your corporation had a very profitable shift through 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The Chamber of Commerce will proceed to be a conduit of data to our native enterprise group, and is right here to assist your wants in these unusually difficult occasions.
Enterprise After Hours at Lakeshore Heart for the Arts is September 16
The Chautauqua County and Westfield-Barcelona Neighborhood Chambers of Commerce will collectively maintain a Enterprise After Hours networking occasion at Lake Shore Heart 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 particular person. Appetizers might be catered by Calarco’s and wine from Johnson Property Vineyard might be served. This occasion might 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 pressured to run an all-online occasion because it was not possible for our award recipients and native businesspeople to collect collectively. This 12 months we’re planning to offer an in-person occasion with an possibility for viewers to look at 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 Submit-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 all the award recipients and all the work executed by our County and Neighborhood Chambers executed all year long.
Your advert within the Chamber Version gives you with recognition by the group, 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 achieve new prospects. This publication is a good way to spotlight your corporation and garner the eye of shoppers in addition to different companies. As a Chamber member you should have entry to a particular promoting package deal for this publication. An promoting consultant from the papers could contact you quickly or you’ll be able to contact The Submit-Journal or OBSERVER for extra details about the Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Version.
Store Native to Help Our Economic 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 12 months. The Store Native motion is extra related than ever. If you happen to sincerely need to assist increase your group 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 buying regionally for a few years. We provide a neighborhood present card that can be utilized at greater than 140 retailers countywide. We’ve got promoted Small Enterprise Saturday, working to drive gross sales to native companies at first of every busy vacation buying season. And in 2020 we labored with a lot of companions to launch ShopLocalCHQ, a web based gross sales and advertising and marketing platform that gives a handy strategy to assist native companies via on-line buying.
ShopLocalCHQ now provides over 400 merchandise via 74 native retailers. It’s a quick and easy strategy to make a distinction for native enterprise whilst you’re searching for stuff you want and need anyway. Simply go to shoplocalchq.com and click on on Store Now to seek out quite a lot of merchandise and repair provided by native companies. Procuring via this web site is as straightforward as buying on the large field on-line shops. You’ll be able to mixture all your purchases in a single buying cart and checkout is handy. Whether or not you’re searching for again to high school or simply on the lookout for some nice native merchandise, go to ShopLocalCHQ.com to assist native enterprise.