The Rome-Floyd Chamber continues its efforts to help local small businesses thrive amid the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic.
Jeanne Krueger, President and CEO, says that the Chamber will soon offer to small business owners the opportunity to sell their wares via the Rome-Floyd Chamber website at www.romega.com. She believes that this will give local consumers freedom to safely shop from home and still support local business, as well as provide the business owners with an edge in their competition with big box stores.
Some local businesses have fared well in these days of coronavirus. Krueger asserts that this is due to loyalty of Rome and Floyd County residents to their friends and neighbors.
Krueger states that the Rome-Floyd Chamber continues to work closely with the UGA Small Business Development Center’s office in Rome to assist local businesses that have been impacted by the current health crisis. She adds that the Chamber is poised to assist any business owner in need; they need only to call the Chamber at (706) 291-7663 for more information.
The Chamber hopes to once again showcase local businesses at their annual Business Expo in November; the coronavirus numbers and guidelines may or may not allow for that. Krueger indicates that a final decision will be made a little closer to the date of this year’s event.