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50 and Fabulous! In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Evergreen Chamber supporting local business, throughout the month of August we are spending $50 each business day at our local establishments. You can buy a lot for $50 and $50 can truly make a difference right here in town. Over $1000 goes right back…

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The Value of Being a Customer July 2020 Newsletter excerpt  Every company’s greatest assets are its customers, because without customers there is no company. Michael Leboeuf, author, How to Win Customers and Keep Them for Life Each and every one of us counts as an extremely valuable customer to our local businesses. Owning a business…

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Continuing the Road to Recovery May 2020 Newsletter excerpt  On behalf of our business community I would like to say thank you. Thank you for respecting the stay at home and then safer at home orders. Thank you for social distancing and wearing masks when appropriate in respect of those around you. Our collective efforts…

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Stronger Together April 2020 Newsletter excerpt Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained. Marie Curie We are living in a worldwide medical emergency that…

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Thinking Outside the Box When You Are Encouraged To Stay In One . . . Patti Prior playing Hungry Hungry Hippo prior to in room quarantine and masking requirement Life for all of us has been turned upside down.  The quarantine life has been a challenge nationally, locally and personally.  Most of us find being…

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Adapt or Die: How to Maintain Relevance Through Economic Upheaval There’s a lovely little eatery down the road from me called Willow Creek Restaurant. It maintains a charming ambiance and serves delicious American fare. (I’ve got a soft spot for their spring mushroom gnocchi.) Willow Creek — like the rest of the decimated restaurant industry —…

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4 Tips So Your Business Survives COVID-19 How do you stay afloat until this shutdown is lifted? We’ve put together some tips to help guide you in this second message on how to Survive COVID. 1. Explore all the economic resources available to businesses right now. From the U.S. Small Business Administration to your local,…

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Additional Guides & Resources created in response to the CARES Act To learn more about the CARES Act, and for the most up to date information, please visit our COVID-19 Business Resources web page. Below are some additional guides and resources created in response to the CARES Act. Resource links only permitted from Federal Government,…

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Thoughts on Working From Home How are you doing with this “new normal?” With everything that’s been going on, many of us are adjusting to all sorts of newness with our families, schedules, and work life. I’ve worked from home a great deal over the last 20 years or so. For the most part, it’s…

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COVID-19: A “Howl-to” Have you heard it?  I have.  For the first time, a few nights back.  Doors closed, windows shut, and I’m hearing what sounds like an elk in distress. I step outside, and there it is again–but this time unmistakably human.  And then it clicks: the 8pm community “howl” to honor our brave medical professionals, first…

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