Seven Fox Cities-based business organizations have partnered together to launch a two-part video campaign encouraging local residents and visitors to follow public health guidelines and support the local economy amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Appleton Downtown Inc., Appleton Northside Business Association, Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce, Fox Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau, Fox West Chamber of Commerce, Future Neenah Inc. and Heart of the Valley Chamber of Commerce collaborated to create the campaign.
“Due to the unpredictability of COVID-19, it is important to promote all efforts that we, as a community, can control to keep our economy open,” shared Becky Bartoszek, President & CEO of the Fox Cities Chamber.
Two videos will be released – one on August 26 and a second on September 1 – encouraging local residents and visitors to follow the current recommended health and safety protocols and guidelines to help minimize the impact of the virus locally and keep the Fox Cities economy open and moving forward. The video released on August 26 features local business leaders encouraging people to wear a facemask when at local businesses or throughout the community. The second video focuses on reminding locals and visitors alike that the Fox Cities is still open for businesses, encouraging support of local businesses and supporting travel to the area when visitors are comfortable doing so. Access the first video in the series here: https://youtu.be/9ExmnP18Ink.
In response to COVID-19 economic restrictions and public health needs, many Fox Cities businesses have developed creative and innovative ways to remain open, serve customers and welcome visitors while also following public health guidelines and implementing best practices to ensure the wellbeing of employees and customers. These include offering curbside meal pickup, expanding outdoor dining spaces, boosting e-commerce and online shopping options, implementing touchless or limited contact transaction processes, updating cleaning protocols and sharing information regarding health and safety procedures with guests.
Additional resources about remaining healthy, best public health practices and traveling well while in the Fox Cities can be found at https://foxcitieschamber.com/main/coronavirus-covid-19-resources/.