Relaunch Your Business
As the county reopens cautiously, it is time for businesses to reopen and relaunch (safely, of course). Two things to focus on are staying healthy and staying open. To stay healthy, the Jefferson County Department of Health along with the state have issued guidelines for us to follow. Please read over these guidelines and follow them. It is incredibly important for our community to come together and support one another during this time. Many of you have heard the campaign the Conifer, Evergreen and Platte Canyon Chambers of Commerce are using— #StrongerTogether—and that still applies. Get out the face coverings and wear them. Help the businesses keep their employees safe and wear your face coverings. This past weekend, I was shopping at the Safeway in Conifer and was very impressed with so many shoppers wearing face coverings. Thank you to all our community members stepping up to the new normal. I know it is awkward, uncomfortable and hot, but in the big picture, it is a small step we can do to help our community.
The second item we are focusing on is staying open. From a community standpoint, get out and shop locally whenever possible. Keep mountain money in the mountains. The more money we spend up in the mountains, the faster our businesses and ultimately our community can recover. Support our local businesses and shop local! From the business standpoint, I have been talking a lot about funding from the EIDL and the PPP through the CARES Act. Once those programs have been exhausted, there are alternative funding options as detailed on the Chamber’s website at GoConifer.com. If you need help going through these options, please contact the Chamber office as I am happy to walk you through what is available. The next step in staying open is to walk through a relaunching of your business. The Conifer Chamber is putting together a guide on how to do this. Over the next few weeks and months, we will be sending out information on steps you can take to relaunch your business. This will include how to claim and update your Google page, how to market your business on video calls, steps you can take to update your profiles across many platforms, and so much more! There are many things you can do to relaunch your business and the Conifer Chamber is going to walk you through those step by step. All this information will be sent out to our members. If you are not a member, reach out and get connected to the organization that will direct you on how to relaunch your business!