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•The Chamber hired a new Workforce Director for Helena WINS to place full focus on Helena Business’s workforce challenges.
•The Chamber created the 20 for 2020 promotion of shopping local program. Twenty weeks of promotion on social media and local media.
•The Chamber created Leadership Helena’s 2.0. Live virtual series of national speakers.
•The Chamber’s Convention and Visitor’s Bureau has done a large amount of work and promotion
to encourage safety measures to keep businesses open and slow the spread of COVID-19.
•The Chamber built a COVID-19 webpage where all information, resources, and business assistance links where located and updated daily. Information on all business assistance loans, grants, and opportunities plus unemployment for their workers was paramount. Constantly keeping businesses informed on updates, options, and bank information to help them survive the impacts.
•The Chamber quickly created a comprehensive restaurant take-out list and promoted that people support all (members and non-members alike) who were open.
•The Chamber conducted a huge social media effort to keep members and citizens informed. •The Chamber created the “Closed, but Still Awesome” signs for businesses to use (free) and the
Helena Strong stickers (free).
•The Chamber conducted many town hall meetings with Governor Bullock, Congressman Gianforte, Senator Daines and gave members information on other organizations Zoom meeting opportunities.
•The Chamber participated in the $50 by 5 Program with Montana Radio Co. to encourage a boost to local businesses.
•The Chamber staff reached out to hundreds of members to see if they needed help or assis- tance.
•The Chamber worked on many issues impacting business with the elected officials, local health department, and other agencies to keep commerce moving the best it could.
•The Chamber created a Business Reopening Tool Kit to help local businesses plan a safe reopening and do an online check-up on itself.

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