"The Next Normal and Beyond" A Community Forum Collierville Chamber of Commerce holds “The Next Normal and Beyond” Community Forum The Collierville Chamber of Commerce, along with the Town of Collierville, presented “The Next Normal and Beyond” a Community Forum in the Pickler Auditorium at Collierville High School on Thursday, June 25. The community forum focused on the challenges that the Collierville community has faced and continues to face from COVID-19. The forum was hosted by Collierville Schools. Mark Heuberger, President and CEO of the Collierville Chamber of Commerce, began the morning’s event by welcoming attendees and thanking the [...]
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Collierville Chamber Offers Free App to Help You Track Occupancy Are you needing to keep count of customers entering and exiting your establishment to adhere to the local and state government Back-to Business Framework? The Chamber has a free solution for you! Eric Burden, a Shelby County resident, has graciously offered his KeepCount App for the use of Collierville Chamber members for free. No strings attached. "For me, this is an opportunity to give back to my community. I only hope that this application will make this trying time a bit easier to navigate," says Burden. KeepCount is a [...]
For Many Local Businesses, the Path to “Next Normal” is Reinvention The coronavirus is devastating many of our local small businesses, barring customers from shops and restaurants and keeping cash out of cash registers. But for all the stress and frustration caused by the coronavirus, the tragedy is spurring innovation. Business owners who develop a plan to turn interruption into invention will be the ones who thrive beyond the turmoil. We recently interviewed several local business owners and managers who are members of the Collierville Chamber. They shared their lessons learned along with their strategies for moving forward. The [...]
Back to Business Framework Announced It goes without saying that the past weeks, which are becoming months, have been difficult for us as individuals and as a community. As clarity starts to emerge, businesses will reopen their doors soon. The City of Memphis, Shelby County Government, and the six suburban municipalities today announced a plan to get Shelby County residents safely back-to-business. While the community should remain vigilant about adhering to social distancing guidelines and hygiene practices, local governments felt it was time to safely start introducing measures that alleviate some burdens on the economy — while also balancing the [...]
Chamber Face Mask Challenge. Learn How to Get Involved. The Collierville Chamber is calling upon the community to help us support the employees of the Town of Collierville. Since employees of businesses will likely be wearing a mask for the foreseeable future, the Town of Collierville is in need of about 400 cloth face masks. “We are recommending that our employees wear a face covering when in close contact with other individuals for the foreseeable future,” said James Lewellen, Town Administrator. “However, we don’t want to take away from health care employees having enough surgical/medical type mask, so we [...]
Love on a Local Level. Shop Collierville! It goes without saying that the past weeks, which are becoming months, have been difficult for us as individuals and as a community. Our health, finances and freedoms have been challenged, and we’ve experienced fear, uncertainty and loss. And yet, as we are facing adversity on a global level, we are seeing some of the best that humanity has to offer on a local level. First, let me express gratitude to the citizens of Collierville for working hard to keep our area safe, to help where it’s been needed and to support [...]
COVID-19 Business Resource Center As our nation and our community struggle with changes in our lives and adapting to new restrictions, we are very aware of the vulnerability of many small businesses. The Collierville Chamber of Commerce is confident that we will get through the current health care crisis if we work together. Per recent legislation by Congress, the Small Business Administration has made a Disaster Relief Loan available to almost all small businesses. To understand the steps for loan application and find helpful tools to navigate the application process click the green [...]
Collierville Restaurants, Caterers, Bars and Coffee Shops Get Creative to Feed the Community With almost everyone practicing various forms of social distancing, local eateries are feeling the shock. Many local restaurants are struggling, and some are having to lay-off employees. As a collective community, we can help by continuing to patronize our local restaurants and caterers through creative means such as "non-contact ordering and pick up." Many Collierville food service establishments are implementing creative ways for customers to get good food while minimizing personal contact. "This is having an unprecedented effect on all food service businesses, said Trey [...]
Stay safe. Be well. Step up for Collierville. 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 [...]
Jennifer Biggs Addresses Collierville Chamber’s Monthly Membership Meeting Jennifer Biggs, the Food and Dining Editor for the Daily Memphian, spoke at the Collierville Chamber of Commerce’s Monthly Membership Meeting on March 11 at the Ridgeway Country Club. The room was filled with courageous Chamber members who faced dark skies and heavy rain to join fellow members and friends, as they listened to the journalist’s informative and lighthearted remarks. Biggs briefly outlined her career in journalism and the history and uniqueness of the online Daily Memphian newspaper before delving into aspects of her current position of Food and Dining Editor. [...]