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    COVID-19 & The Business Community

    Our team is closely monitoring the worldwide global pandemic of COVID-19 and we are working with authorities from the City of Kamloops to monitor the risk locally along with partners to develop business continuity resources for you. I have called an emergency board meeting this week to determine our next steps.
    First, we need your help. Please participate and share this survey - How is COVID-19 impacting your business? – from the BC Chamber of Commerce and Small Business BC. Your insights will guide our advocacy efforts and inform our strategy. This survey is live until March 18, 2020 @ 9:00 AM PST. 
    Please utilize the resources below from our community partners and let’s support our small businesses while observing social distancing. There are many ways we can do this, including:
    • Buy gift certificates from your favorite restaurant, shop, barber, etc. This an easy way to help businesses financially now, while saving for the future.
    • Inquire about delivery options from business or through a local courier.
    • Buy goods such as food, cleaning supplies, and pharmacy items from a local manufacturer or supplier.
    • Reach out to the local business directly and see if they have any innovative ways to provide their products or services.
    The Canadian Chamber of Commerce has also prepared a Pandemic Preparedness Guide and other resources like a Crisis Communications Plan and Business Continuity & Recovery Plan to help you prepare and manage.
    We are open for business and now more than ever need to support each other.  Our team of Board and staff are putting their creativity and experience together for resources for you. We are resilient and will get through this together.
    Please feel free to reach out to our team to discuss your business needs by emailing mail@kamloopschamber.ca or calling us to book a virtual appointment at 250-372-7722.
    Let’s take care of each other.

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