As we are all overwhelmed with the rapidly evolving news of the COVID-19 epidemic, I want to first start by saying that we are a strong community and we will persevere. I know as each and every one of us feels the impact of this, our anxiety rises and our mental health becomes less stable. I encourage you all to remain calm and mostly, remain KIND.
The Santee Chamber of Commerce will remain available as much as possible but the best way to contact us will be through our general email account as we close our doors to the public for now: firstname.lastname@example.org
During this unprecedented time, we ask our business members to come together and share information in a newly formed closed Facebook group. This is a place where we can safely connect, share information and resources, and support one another through social distancing and yet continue our efforts to keep each other thriving. Please join in and be part of the conversation, which can be found here: www.facebook.com/groups/santeechamber
Also, below in this email you find find some resources we have found to be helpful. Please browse through them and use what you can - get ready for the long haul and prepare your business for survival and continued success. Thank you for allowing the Santee Chamber to be your community catalyst, convener and champion for a stronger Santee.
Kristen Dare, CEO