Chamber staff is working overtime advocating for, learning about and educating businesses on beneficial programs and resources. Getting information into the community on programs available is essential for the survival of many businesses. The chamber is devoted to doing everything possible to assist, including offering workshops and classes to help businesses not only survive but also thrive when the economy reopens.
BUSINESS AS ‘USUAL’
The way business is being conducted has changed at the chamber, but the content has not. The chamber is still hosting all reoccurring meetings; they are just being conducted virtually. The Governmental Affairs Committee, Business After Hours, Ambassador Meetings, Board Meetings and Leadership Tulare all met as regularly scheduled, just online.
The chamber continues to promote businesses in the community. Businesses are getting innovative in their marketing approach and the chamber is there to help with promotion. Galaxy Theatres offers a pre-order humongous bag of popcorn for $25 and patrons get a free $25 gift card to the theatre with purchase. With the relaxing of laws on alcohol, La Piazza Ristorante Italiano has moved its bar outside. Patrons can get an adult beverage when they pull up to get their order to go. Jack’s Git N Go now offers delivery. Rosa Brothers Milk Company has expanded product offerings to include meat. The ability of businesses to pivot through unprecedented times is inspiring.
The community of Tulare is amazing and continues to support one another! Frank’s Automotive is offering free oil changes to doctors and nurses. Bravo Farms Restaurant gave away $1,000, food and supplies to multiple organizations struggling to provide for people during COVID-19. The Salvation Army and River Valley Church were among the recipients that benefitted from this extreme generosity. Multiple restaurants and organizations have donated food to medical professionals.
The Tulare Chamber of Commerce is proud to be a part of this amazing community and is committed to helping businesses and organizations in times of need as well as plenty.