by Matt Hunter, President/CEO, Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce
In these tough times it so important that we find ways to support our fellow community members and businesses. If you know of people that need help shopping for groceries or picking up their medication try and find a way to help them, maybe through your church or maybe you can do it yourself. If you know of people that are unable to leave their homes give them a call every once in a while just to see how they are doing. We need to look out for each other.
There are many ways that we can support the business community, also. Think about your favorite restaurant that I can guarantee is struggling right now. Many of the restaurants are offering curbside pick up or delivery that you can use to support them. You could also consider buying a gift card from your favorite restaurant, coffee shop or retailer that you know you will use in the future. Many of our local businesses also sell online so you can support them in that way. We need these businesses to survive for the future of our community so please find a way to help them out.
The Chamber staff is here to help in any way that we can. Please feel free to reach out to us by calling 208-233-1525.
Here are a few more updates from our area:
1. The State of Idaho has been approved for Businesses to apply for SBA Disaster Assistance. For more information, visit: https://commerce.idaho.gov/.
There are also a few people that you can reach out to if you have questions:
Small Business Development Center: Ann Swanson: firstname.lastname@example.org or Claudia Allen: email@example.com
Eastern Idaho Development Corp: Samantha Damron: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. The Idaho Food Bank Needs Volunteers: They request that you sign up to volunteer using idahofoodbank.volunteerhub.com. By using this they can ensure that they don’t have too many people helping at any one time and they can keep people separated.
3. COVID-19 Share the Facts Info Sheet – see here: