The Flagler Chamber of Commerce not too long ago held a Fb Reside chat to take heed to and assist space companies get by way of the present disaster.
To assist companies within the space navigate the present financial challenges, the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce held its first Fb Reside “Fast Chat” final week, to get a way of what companies want shifting ahead.
Led by Flagler County Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Aimee Stafford, space companies representing retail, restaurant, life-style and repair industries from throughout the county talked about their wants. Discussions ranged from assist with legal responsibility insurance coverage and unemployment, to U.S. Small Enterprise Administration and Florida Division of Financial Alternative paperwork and mortgage alternatives.
“We’ve been getting a number of cellphone calls and questions, and it’s such an evolving state of affairs that the one factor we will do is be in response mode,” mentioned Stafford. “I assumed it will be higher to get a bunch of numerous companies collectively and their questions, in order that the Chamber can higher reply.”
The Q&A session supplied an opportunity to debate specifics on how companies are adapting to the altering panorama, together with the usage of telecommuting alternatives, security and sanitation finest practices, inventive advertising and marketing, supply and distance engagement methods.
“We’re actually stepping up our advertising and marketing and ensuring we’re being proactive,” mentioned John Lulgjuraj, co-owner of Oceanside Seashore Bar & Grill in Flagler Seashore. Placing these expertise to good use, the Oceanside crew supplied a shock for patrons as they picked up takeout meals over the weekend, including a roll of bathroom paper, a sizzling commodity lately, to their orders.
“When disasters occur we wish to come collectively as a neighborhood, we wish to assist one another out, and thankfully for us we’ve been doing this for the final three years and there’s a lot of positivity on the market,” he mentioned.
To assist maintain the general public knowledgeable throughout the quickly evolving state of affairs, the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce created the Open for Enterprise app, at the side of Flagler County authorities and Emergency Administration, and companies are inspired to enroll by way of the Chamber’s web site flaglerchamber.org, to extend publicity, based on Melinda Rivera, operations supervisor for the Chamber.
“Your participation lets you present up-to-date details about what you are promoting availability and providers to the general public. You may as well replace your itemizing because the state of affairs, and what you are promoting operations, adjustments,” mentioned Rivera in an electronic mail launch.
Stafford says the Chamber may even host a collection of webinars within the coming weeks discussing human assets and unemployment points.
“We all know that that is going to have an financial impression on our neighborhood and we hope, with the entire issues we’re doing to maintain one another wholesome, will make that impression as small as potential,” Stafford mentioned. “The state of affairs is altering each day and as issues change we’ll attempt to maintain all people updated.”
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