The Clinton Chamber of Commerce has had to bring a lot of their operation to an abrupt halt because of the coronavirus but that hasn't stopped them from working for their member businesses and doing their part to support them.
Executive Director Marian Brisard told Regional Radio News Wednesday on the WHOW Morning Show they are promoting businesses still providing services.
The Chamber's Lacy Phelps is working on promotional videos for area businesses during this time and Brisard is excited for the community to see those. Like the list of open businesses, the Chamber will be pushing these videos out over the next few weeks through their Facebook page.
Brisard is hopeful small businesses in the community will take advantage of grant and loan programs from the state and federal level. She feels the state and country's leadership has been working hard to protect small business owners from this situation.
In addition to the promotional things the Chamber is doing, Brisard says they are reaching out to members to see if there is anything the Chamber can do for them.
You can also learn about businesses open and operating during this time by visiting dewittdailynews.com and clicking on the 'Businesses open and restaurants offering pick-up and/or delivery' tab for a comprehensive list of central Illinois businesses open right now.