|On March 13th, the Greater Macon Chamber started our work on COVID-19 by creating this resource page for our Website. As closures started to hit Macon, we quickly supported efforts to develop Community Partnerships to utilize a collective impact to support our businesses during this crisis. We have continued to ask the question daily – “What do our businesses need right now?” We have supported a variety of programs to help answer that question and will continue to evolve and add to that effort.|
This sudden shift required all full time employees of the Chamber to move to 100% support of the crisis. This also required that we think bigger than our membership base and determined that during this time we are here for ALL LOCAL BUSINESS. The Chamber team has been diligent in supporting outreach to all businesses in the community.
As we consider the next phase of this work it will be important that we do not get stuck thinking about “how things used to be”. If we as an organization can think outside of the box in how we drive favorable economic outcomes in Macon-Bibb the Chamber and our business community will come out of this stronger. We will be continuously evaluating best practices at how we become Greater Together!
– Yvonne Williams, President & CEO