FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 24, 2020
GREATER VANCOUVER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE COMPLIES
WITH WASHINGTON STATE’S “STAY HOME & STAY HEALTHY” ORDER
VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce (GVCC) will comply with Washington State’s mandate for a “Stay Home & Stay Healthy” policy, restricting in-office attendance and out-of-office meetings due to the most recent order by Governor Jay Inslee.
Our members’ and employees’ health and safety are a priority for the Chamber and our staff will be working remotely to continue sharing pertinent information of local happenings, COVID-19 recommendations for the business community, and updates to connect Chamber members to resources and connections within the SW Washington community during this ever-changing environment.
Accessible on the Chamber’s webpage for the COVID-19 local impact (VancouverUSA.com/COVID-19) are resources for the public, including but not limited to:
· Takeout & Delivery List, of Chamber Members and Future Members
· 7 Ways to Support Local Businesses
· Updated Press Releases from the Chamber
As well as lists containing resources on:
· Assistance for Washington Residents
· Assistance for Businesses
· Government Updates
· General Health Resources
· Nonprofit Funding
Essential businesses during this time include grocery stores, pharmacies, banks, and other businesses like clinics and hospitals.
Sarah Cooke, Marketing & Communications Manager at the Chamber adds, “It’s our responsibility at the Chamber to be a reliable resource not only for our Members, but for the business community as a whole. Now, the Chamber team is working from our remote offices, still engaging, still connecting, still supporting.” To comply with restrictions on in-office workshops, the Chamber will be promoting more free webinars focused on helping businesses navigate remote-work environments.
For more information:
“Stay Home & Stay Healthy” Order: www.governor.wa.gov
Essential Business List:
COVID-19 Impacts: www.VancouverUSA.com/COVID-19
Takeout & Delivery List: www.VancouverUSA.com/Delivery
7 Ways to Support Local Business: www.vancouverusa.com/blog/chamber-blog-5052/post/7-ways-to-support-local-biz-22949
The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce (GVCC) is a non-profit organization founded in 1890, aimed at advancing and strengthening the regional business community through member services, public affairs advocacy and community building. The Chamber is a supportive alliance of diverse member businesses, individuals and organizations, working together toward long-term business prosperity. GVCC is the heart of Clark County’s business community, advocating for sound, sensible and dynamic policies that ensure a vital economic climate while improving Southwest Washington’s infrastructure and quality of life. For more information, please visit VancouverUSA.com.
For more information or to learn more about Chamber Press Releases:
Contact: Sarah Cooke, Marketing & Communications Manager