As we begin to adjust our personal and business lives in response to the coronavirus outbreak, the Collierville Chamber of Commerce encourages our friends and business associates to take every precaution to protect themselves, their family and friends, and their customers and employees. Everyone should be aware of suggestions and restrictions issued by governmental agencies and health care professionals.
Collierville is home to many wonderful businesses. They are owned and operated by our friends and neighbors. We encourage everyone in our community to understand the importance of supporting local businesses and services at this critical time. The timespan of restrictions and responses to the pandemic is unknown, as is the impact this could have on our business community. Obviously, some businesses may face a more severe impact than others.
The Collierville Chamber suggests that we begin a proactive approach to assist our community businesses right now. Never has there been a more critical time to “shop local.” Continue to support our local restaurants and food services by ordering take-out or delivery, if their hours become restricted. If you are required to work from home, consider the convenience of home delivery for lunch or dinner. And, rather than going on-line for gift items for upcoming celebrations, contact one of our local shops by phone or visit their website to see if they can provide you that special item. Become as generous as possible with your church and social organizations. Think creatively.
The Collierville Chamber of Commerce will make necessary changes and adjustments to our calendar of events depending on recommendations and restrictions from health care professionals and our government leaders. First and foremost, we will protect the health and well-being of our members, employees, friends and fellow citizens of Collierville.
As a precaution, we are rescheduling some of our upcoming events. Our April 16th Women’s Leadership Network Luncheon is being pushed back a week to April 23rd at Thomas Meat & Seafood Event Center. Judith Black Moore of the Tarik Black Foundation will be the speaker.
The March 26th Lunch and Learn is being rescheduled for a date in April. We will announce the new date as soon as the details are confirmed.
The March 24th Chamber Ambassador’s meeting has been rescheduled to April 15th at 11:30.
Ridgeway Country Club informed us this morning that they are canceling all events through April 30th. As a result, the Collierville Chamber will cancel the April 8th Membership Luncheon. Our next Monthly Membership Luncheon is scheduled for May 13th and Jack Sammons, President & General Chairman of the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational will be the speaker.
The Collierville Chamber of Commerce will continue to monitor events and keep you informed of any changes to our schedule.