• Press Release: Chamber Complies With Washington State's "Stay Home & Stay Healthy" Order

    Press Release: Chamber Complies With Washington State's "Stay Home & Stay Healthy" Order



    PRESS RELEASE

    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 

    ·         Employment 

    ·         Utilities 

    ·         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: 

    www.governor.wa.gov/sites/default/files/WA%20Essential%20Critical%20Infrastructure%20Workers%20%28Final%29.pdf 

     

    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. 

     

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    For more information or to learn more about Chamber Press Releases:

    Contact: Sarah Cooke, Marketing & Communications Manager
    scooke@VancouverUSA.com

     

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