Continuing to Help Through Trying Times

Throughout the pandemic, we have kept in touch with members through a series of point-in-time surveys and roundtables to better understand the status of businesses, their needs and how we may be able to make a positive impact.

In the most recent roundtable discussions, there were several key trends and insights we wanted to share with you - as we also heard loud and clear that knowing what is happening with the business community is important!

TREND:  We are getting back to work.  More than half of our companies’ entire workforce is back onsite, and only a small percent remain entirely remote.

TREND:  Remote work may be here to stay, with some businesses planning to leave a portion of their workforce remote permanently, and others considering remote work as a part of their future strategy.

INSIGHT:  Travel and events are coming back very slowly.  The majority of companies are not traveling or are doing so on a very limited basis.  Only a very few companies are back to normal travel schedules.  Many businesses still feel a reluctance to attend events of more than 20 people.

INSIGHT:  Business owners and managers are frustrated.  Several months of managing through the process and its challenges is making work very difficult for many of our local businesses.

As an organization, the Chamber is no different.  We are working through this new time and these new trends each day as you continue to do.  We hope you will reach out if you need a connection, need to share a concern, or need to help us see an opportunity or challenge we may miss.  Our association with each other and our shared work will get us through this crisis and create a better community for us all.

Have a Great Chamber Day!
Mike