Over the past several days many businesses previously closed due to COVID-19 restrictions have been allowed to reopen their businesses in some capacity. The Chamber even held our first virtual ribbon cutting last Friday celebrating a new business in our community. This period we find ourselves in is a bit of a dance – a few steps forward, a few steps back, step to the left, pivot, turn, stop – 5,6,7,8. Repeat. The steps are different for everyone – some of you have been open through this uncertainty long enough that we’re all watching you cut a rug with envy. Others are stepping out on the dance floor like a shy middle-schooler at her first boy/girl dance – unsure of everything. Here’s my encouragement for you…find the rhythm, find your groove. Until we know what we don’t yet know, learn the steps, practice, trust yourself and your team, and do your best.

Yesterday we asked about PPE and have compiled a list of providers for you. We will continue to update this as additional resources are identified.

Just like you we are figuring things out as we go, but our commitment to help solve your problems remains our top priority. So… what ONE THING could you use our assistance with right now? TELL US!

And I’ll leave you today with this excerpt from Friday’s ribbon cutting – watch the first two minutes and find the good.