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Suspension of In-Person Networking Events

Due to the developing situation regarding COVID-19(coronavirus) and upon the recommendation of social distancing by leading health organizations, all in-person networking events organized by the Elizabethton/Carter County Chamber of Commerce have been suspended until further notice. This includes the annual Legislative Breakfast scheduled for Friday, March 20th, which will be postponed to a later date.

As always, we at the chamber of commerce are available to aid in marketing your business and invite you to share any information via social media or email at 

Employer Education

Information on Coronavirus and what you as an employer can do to help ensure a healthy workplace is available within the attached document and at 

  • Actively encourage sick employees to stay home
  • Separate sick employees
  • Emphasize staying home when sick, respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene by all employees
  • Perform routine environmental cleaning

Small Business Resources

Many small businesses are facing decreased patronage and other challenges during this time of uncertainty. The U.S. Small Business Administration has compiled a series of resources to aid in creating a safe environment and accessing financial assistance.  Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Quick tips from the SBA on marketing: Communicate openly with your customers about the status of your operations, what protective measures you’ve implemented, and how they (as customers) will be protected when they visit your business.  Promotions may also help incentivize customers who may be reluctant to patronize your business.

Additional Resources

For up-to-date information please visit the Center for Disease Control.