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
Congratulations to East Bay Times Best in East Bay 2021 Winners! Reader's Choice Awards Best Outdoor Event/Festival (Runner Up): Lafayette Art and Wine FestivalBest French Food: Reve Bistro, Lafayette Best Hair Salon (Runner Up): Primp Salon Lafayette Best Real...
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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"...
The Ann Denny Memorial Community Award And the fourth Lafayette Chamber Ann Denny Memorial Award goes to ... [Former] City of Lafayette Mayor Mike Anderson. Congratulations Mike!!! So deserving! If you haven't seen a screen full of smiles or seen anyone genuinely...
FREE guidance on how to apply for COVID-19 relief funding The City of Lafayette is proud to offer our Small Business Assistance Program to all small businesses within our community. We are holding small business assistance webinars every Thursday afternoon @ 4pm to...