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Hunterdon Chamber supports business community during pandemic

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The Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Hunterdon County Office of Economic Development, has been working to ensure community residents, businesses and county organizations are being provided with the most recent and accurate information relative to the coronavirus, COVID-19.

It also has been working to provide relief and resources to the business community.

“These are very stressful times for everyone that works and/or lives in Hunterdon County,” said Chamber President Chris Phelan.

The Hunterdon County Chamber has participated in conference calls with state and county officials, local mayors and governing bodies, and the leadership of various business organizations, which have provided an opportunity to keep the lines of communication open and the ability to share the resources that are available for the business community.

The Chamber continues to add to its knowledge bank of social media, website and other means to disseminate information to the business community. For resources and up-to-date information, visit hunterdonchamber.org.

The Chamber hosted a Coronavirus Business Briefing for its members in mid-March, led by Karen DeMarco, department head, Hunterdon County Health officer; Brayden Fahey, Hunterdon County Emergency Management coordinator; and Dr. Geralyn Prosswimmer, chief medical officer for Hunterdon Healthcare.

They presented information on the importance of hygiene, avoidance and what to do if someone suspects they may have been in contact with or have contracted the virus.

The Chamber has set up a Business Resources page with the Office of Economic Development on the chamber’s website, which is being updated daily. Visit hunterdon-chamber.org/covid-19-business-resources.html.

The site is posting information pertaining to COVID-19 along with links to access and phone numbers to call for additional assistance.

“This partnership is committed to providing whatever resources we can,” said Marc Saluk, director of the Hunterdon County Office of Economic Development.


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