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Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce Helps the Business Community Navigate Through This Difficult Time

Submitted by Sierra Lopez. 

(Middletown, CT. — March 20, 2020) Chairman, Don DeVivo of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce announced the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce has been very supportive of Middlesex County and their business community by providing new resources and innovative ideas to the struggling business community.

 When Governor Lamont signed declarations of civil preparedness and public health emergencies and the request that all meetings over 100 individuals be postponed or cancelled, the Chamber heeded to his warning and postponed many of their events. The Chamber acted by strategically thinking of innovative ideas on how to help the community and how to run the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce differently.

The Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce first began by creating a free Coronavirus workshop titled, “Coronavirus, Understand the Facts, Misinformation and the Public Health Response” which was presented by five expert panelists from Middlesex Health. The workshop had under 100 attendees and was recorded for anyone that was not able to attend. This recording can be viewed on www.middlesexchamber.com.

The Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce also created a page on their website www.middlesexchamber.com  titled, “Coronavirus Tool-Kit” which is updated on a regular basis as more information becomes available. Included in that tool kit are tips and best practices for the employer community and the community at large.

The chamber then created a Facebook group titled, “SHOUT IT OUT!” to let the community interact by sharing what goods and services local businesses are offering, what creative initiatives businesses have been implementing, and most importantly, that businesses are still open. Please let Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce know what your business is doing by joining our group, “SHOUT IT OUT!#SupportLocalCT.

Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce also created a survey titled, “Middlesex Chamber Employer Economic Survey” which allows the Chamber to learn more about the community’s current challenges and develop ways on how to better assist the community. You can take the Middlesex Chamber Employer Economic Survey by visiting www.surveymonkey.com/r/Y8X9PSF.

The Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce is still open and will have meetings through conference calls and via online portals. These are difficult times and the Chamber will continue to be there for Middlesex County. If you have any questions or concerns, contact us at 860-347-6924 or e-mail info@middlesexchamber.com.

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