Thu 19 Mar 2020
As we all try and grapple with the rapidly changing circumstances due to the impact of COVID 19, it is heartening to see the way our members and all regional business communities have banded together, and the community leadership our members are showing. These are very difficult and uncertain times, and we are all feeling nervous and overwhelmed. However, it is exactly at times like this that we all need to stick together and stay connected and engaged.
Our members all over Regional WA have been working extremely hard to ensure relevant and practical information is reaching all businesses in their community, that businesses have a person to talk to and also in developing strategies and practical ways to support their local businesses. Most importantly we have realised that most business owners are feeling anxious and unsure, so our members have been busy calling their members and touching base – often it is just a quick conversation that reassures people and lets them know they are not alone. We don’t know what is going to happen, and things are changing so quickly – but now is the time where our members are needed more than ever – and it is great to see the support they are giving their local businesses.
We are starting to see new initiatives and ideas coming from our members to support local businesses. Many businesses are now delivering information and services on-line. The Bunbury-Geographe CCI have developed a dedicated FB page, Bunbury Dine-Out for all of their eateries to promote their takeaway and delivery menus. It is actions such as this and the efforts made in ensuring local businesses are supported through this time, that make us proud of our members and their commitment to supporting regional businesses.
To continue reading the update go to coronavirus-covid-19-update
Source: Regional Chambers of Commerce WA https://regionalchamberswa.com.au/newsitem/coronavirus-covid-19-update-0