Actions chambers of commerce are taking during COVID-19 threat
Editor’s Note – this information is as of March 20 from the chambers of commerce.
Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce:
• Visitors Center is closed: Brochures, maps and newspapers available outside, in the kiosk.
• Contacting every business, determining closures, new hours and take out: Information will be found online at chinovalley.org.
• Chamber Luncheon at noon Wednesday, April 1: Available on Facebook Live. Topic is “How to plan events and deal with unforeseen circumstances.” Presenter filming from her home.
• Women in Business: Postponed the fashion show; no new date scheduled.
• Wine, Bites and Brew has been postponed: New date scheduled for Aug. 22.
Prescott Chamber of Commerce:
• Visitors Center and Building closed effective Monday, March 23, through March 29, 2020, although the Chamber will remain open online to keep its volunteers and its team safe and practicing social distance.
• Chamber postponed ribbon cuttings and networking events for the next eight weeks. All Chamber business meetings switched to conference calls.
• Chamber monitoring the situation and will adjust if necessary.
Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce:
• Visitors Center is closed to public access. Information kiosk with maps, community and state information, as well as telephone books, available outside.
• The Chamber office is closed to the public. However, Chamber CEO Marnie Uhl said she is working and available for a meeting.
• Staff will be rotated during the week so that work can be continued, but no one will be exposed to each other. When appropriate, staff will work from home.
• Chamber has launched a web page at pvchamber.org called “Prescott Valley Together.” The page is updated daily with all current information.
• Chamber is following its Facebook page, as well as others’ pages, to communicate relevant information to Chamber businesses and the community.
• Chamber has cancelled its Business after Hours mixer in April and has moved its Quarterly Breakfast, originally scheduled for April 21, to May 12, 2020.
• Chamber is in constant communication with its members and partners, the Town of Prescott Valley, and its consultants on legislative affairs.
• Chamber will be publishing an abbreviated edition of its monthly Chamber news magazine for April; it will feature resources and information.
• Chamber is keeping up on news and releases related to funding assistance or opportunities that will benefit the Chamber’s businesses that are being hit hard.
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