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 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
Lafayette's Citywide Sidewalk Sale - Saturday, July 30 The Lafayette Chamber and the City of Lafayette are promoting a Citywide Sidewalk Sale on Saturday, July 30, 2022. Retail stores throughout Lafayette welcome new and returning customers during their own specified...
Diablo magazine's Best of the East Bay 2022 Winners! Congratulations Lafayette Chamber Members! VIEW FULL ISSUE HERE >> ARTS AND LEISUREReader's Picks➡ CONCERT SERIES: Gold Coast Chamber Players, gccpmusic.com➡ FESTIVAL: Lafayette Art and Wine...
Calling All Restaurants and Catering Companies! Local restaurants and catering companies are invited to donate their surplus food to White Pony Express. WPE will distribute it upon receipt – free of charge – to dozens of nonprofit partners and school pantries that...
CalSavers Compliance Deadline: Eligible employers with 5 or more employees must register by June 30, 2022
Employers in California who employed an average of five or more employees must register with CalSavers by June 30, 2022 if they do not offer a qualified retirement plan. CalSavers Compliance Deadline: Eligible employers with 5 or more employees must register by...
California’s Mandatory Alcohol Server Training Deadline Draws Near Alcoholic beverage servers and managers at over 56,000 businesses must be trained and certified by August 31, 2022 The deadline for alcohol servers and their managers to meet mandatory training under a...