I decided to write this blog “Community Support Through Lockdown”, as a follow on from was an earlier one Building Strong Connections in the Local Community
Sometimes in life there are things we have done, that have gone well or not so well. The particular example I am referring to is supporting my local Chamber of Commerce.
Even with the advent of Lockdown, there are opportunities to support your local business community. As a person I feel it is important to maintain a presence, not only with your own business, but those that you work with and support.
This is particularly relevant in supporting the Marlborough Chamber of Commerce . Throughout Lockdown the Chamber has kept a presence and kept in touch with the local business community by Newsletter and via normal social media channels. During the first Lockdown our local MP held a call for businesses in the local area.
One particularly aspect of my work in supporting the local community, is the organisation of events for the Chamber. Just prior to Lockdown we held an extremely successful Recruitment Event for the local business community with four different speakers, the aim behind the event was to help local businesses with recruitment and employee retention.
The organisation events, contact with the local businesses I found extremely rewarding. Not only from the practical side of things, but the whole concept from initial idea, planning, logistics, booking a local venue at Dan’s Restaurant, communication with the attendees and hosting the event and knowing that it was well received from those parties who were able to attend.
Now that we find ourselves now in another Lockdown it is important for support to be there for those businesses. Especially in your local community and retailers as the High Street has been certainly been affected with the pandemic and Lockdown, despite the help that has been given by the government.
Community Networking Opportunities
As a business owner there is plenty of help. The Federation of Small businesses an excellent organisation for small businesses, with networking events, and a very informative website.
Another networking group I attend is The Cobra Club where there is real supportive atmosphere. Worth visiting their website.
Please do get in touch if I can be of any help or assistance moving forward.