Response and resilience: business in a time of coronavirus

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On Friday, March 27, 2020, Governor Sununu announced a stay at home emergency order for the state of New Hampshire. The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce is now operating remotely in accordance with Governor Sununu's directive. Head to www.ConcordNHChamber.com for upcoming virtual events, legislative updates and more important business resources. Contact us at info@concordnhchamber.com or (603) 224-2508 if you need assistance or to make an appointment.

Here is a summary of what is happening at the Chamber relative to the Governor's directive, the COVID-19 crisis and our plan to provide resources for area businesses moving forward:

Operations – The Capital Region Visitor Center will be temporarily closed to the general public and some staff will work remotely. You can contact the Chamber during regular operating hours by calling (603) 224-2508. All staff are accessible via email.

Programming - Upcoming events and committee meetings are either being rescheduled to a future date or moving to another format. We are (and have been) hosting virtual seminars relevant to coping with the current environment using a variety of technologies. We will share invitations through our social media channels (links on the upper right of our web pages) and enews updates.

Resources - We created a “Coping With COVID-19” page and accompanying blog on our website that contains links to numerous resources and gets updated daily.

Research - We're partnering with the City and Intown Concord to seek ways in which to better meet your needs. To help us better understand how we can be most helpful, we created a survey so area business owners and CEOs can provide input specific to how COVID-19 is impacting operations, sales, revenues, hours, staffing, employees' home lives, etc. If you have not yet done so, you can still participate. It’s fairly quick and provides critical information about how COVID-19 is impacting our community.

Stimulus information - As the stimulus package information is released, we intend to comb through it with an eye on identifying the resources most relevant to our area businesses and how you can access these. We want to make sure you are able to find what you need as efficiently and quickly as possible.

These are indeed challenging times but we are a resilient community that comes together in tough times and we will get through this. So, keep the faith—we will stay in touch to keep you informed!

In unity,

Tim, Bryanna, Kathy, Kristina, Carolyn and Emily

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