Sarpy County Announces Battle Plan to Continue Supporting their Community
In order to bridge the physical distance between business owners and other professionals, the Sarpy County Chamber has set up a battle plan that utilizes connection and creativity. The Chamber has added a new “COVID-19 Resources” page to their website (sarpychamber.org/covid-19-resources). The page is regularly updated. It features information regarding financial assistance, education about small business recovery, telecommunication options, promotional strategies, how to support employees from home, and more. They’re also featuring a number of personal resources like emotional support lines staffed by counselors.
At the first sign of possible restrictions on large gatherings, the Sarpy Chamber acted quickly to utilize Zoom for all their weekly and monthly group meetings. They’ve moved all events online, including their free educational webinar services for members. The Chamber has also organized “Local Business Blasters” to feature eateries and businesses that were originally supposed to host the events. Even though members can’t gather there doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy their delicious food or drink options or virtually tour the facility. Go online to sarpychamber.org/events to learn more about all upcoming events.
The Sarpy Chamber has also worked with the Patriarch Distillery to donate over 1,000 bottles of hand sanitizer for first responders. They’re currently hosting a food drive to support the four food pantries that collectively serve all of Sarpy County’s cities as well as Ralston. Their team has picked up curbside donations in many neighborhoods and grocery stores. To learn more about their COVID-19 efforts, go to sarpychamber.org.