Today’s uncertainty pits the pandemic against our local economy. This has become an endurance race, not a sprint. Can our small local businesses outlast the virus? The answer is really up to all of us.
➡ When you shop local, you are supporting the very people that support you all year long.
➡ You buy, you pay sales tax, and part of that tax comes back to pay for police, safety, road repairs, etc. For every $100 you spend at one of our local businesses, $68 will stay in Lafayette.
➡ You are helping people to keep their jobs.
➡ You are helping the environment with less packaging and less fuel used.
➡ Small Business keeps our downtown unique.
The new normal will certainly be different. And our small businesses have done everything that has been asked of them. They have made many sacrifices to keep our community safe. Changing the way they do business is expensive and challenging. During the last recession, NY Times writer Thomas Friedman said: ”Average is officially over… If you think you are going to make it by just showing up, I recommend a new business plan.” Let’s take a stand together and help our city through this difficult time.
➡ Practice social distancing. Wear a mask, wash your hands and avoid crowds. Behave like your life depends on it. Because for these small businesses, it does!
➡ Buy gift cards to your favorite businesses. They need the cash now to survive.
➡ Whether it is in-person, curb side pick-up or on-line sales, SHOP LAFAYETTE.
Great communities just don’t happen by accident!
⇒ The Lafayette Chamber Member Valentine’s Day Gift Guide
⇒ Your Guide to Lafayette CA Restaurants (PDF)
⇒ Lafayette Chamber Directory
⇒ Lafayette Chamber’s Instagram page (view the Stories in our profile!)
⇒ Check out our “We are Lafayette, California Strong” Facebook page!
ADDITIONAL BLOG ARTICLES
Supervisor Candace Andersen's Weekly Update November 11, 2021, https://conta.cc/3neNcrD ➡ Covid Vaccines For Children 5-11 in High Demand➡ Many Residents Eligible for Boosters➡ Dashboard Shows Progress Toward Lifting Indoor Masking Order in Contra Costa County➡...
The Best of Art & Wine - You are invited! The Lafayette Chamber would like to extend an invitation to you to partake in The Best of Art & Wine - a special evening featuring premier local artists, spectacular music, tasty tapas, and fine wine and beer...
Tell the City How Best to Spend $6.3M in Covid-19 Relief Funds The City is receiving $6.3 million in federal assistance from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to assist with our local economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. Learn more about these funds on the...
Contra Costa County Covid-19 Hotline: (844) 729-8410 The County Health Department has been great about responding at this email: firstname.lastname@example.org. [button link="https://www.lovelafayette.org/city-hall/lafayette-strong/lafayette-business-assistance"...
Lafayette Chamber announces DEI theme for 2021 Lafayette Res Run for Education, “Unity In Diversity” 29th Annual Lafayette Res Run for Education – Sunday, October 24, 2021 with a virtual race option October 13-23, 2021. Lafayette, CA – September 16, 2021 – The...