|We hope you are doing well and staying healthy. I learned today that a local business owner had no idea that there were any supports for closed-down businesses! I was a bit blown away by this news, but it goes to show that there are people out there who are not as connected as you are (if you’re reading this, you’re connected!). If you’re talking to other local business owners, please do a check-in with them and ask if they are doing ok and if they are aware of the various programs that can provide financial support! Feel free to ask them to look at the Chamber of Commerce website and sign up for these newsletters whether they are a member or not.
I want to thank you for taking the time to read these newsletters, I hope they have provided value to you over the past few weeks. If you feel they are of value, then I have a request for you… please ask others in your business circles if they are members of the Esquimalt Chamber of Commerce, and if not, tell them about how we are providing useful information to you and your community. Suggest they join the Esquimalt Chamber and they too can be contributors to their community.
In the meantime, I have some news about how the province is going to roll-out the re-opening process, so please read-on! If you are able to, please drop us a line and tell us about how you are doing, what challenges you are facing, and if you’re doing anything interesting to help your business make it through these strange times. The more info we have about you, the more we are able to advocate for you and share information with decision-makers to help grow a strong and resilient Esquimalt.
Stay safe, stay kind, stay strong!
President, Esquimalt Chamber of Commerce