Business & Community Resources During COVID-19

Helpful Tips for Businesses

Consider setting an email auto-reply with answers to frequently asked questions.

Update your Business Profile on Google HERE. (Update your hours of operation if needed)

Use the "Hot Deals" page on the Chamber website to place any offerings or specials you have at this time. Link HERE.   (We will share them!)

Use the "Jobs" page on the Chamber website to post any available jobs - HERE.  (We will share them!)

Make a Business Continuity Plan and share it with your employees.

Access important documents from anywhere by uploading them to the Cloud through a product like Google Drive or downloading to your mobile phone or computer for offline access.

Use an online service for audio/video conferencing like ZOOM.

Do the 5 Day Challenge from Pivotal Blueprint- simple ways to help other local businesses get through this time.

 

Business Resources

U.S. Small Business Administration 

Office of Governor Gretchen Whitmer 

Small Business Development Center 

Small Business Association of Michigan (includes video recordings of daily updates from MI leaders)

The Right Place (get the latest updates re: small business tax, free webinars, and more)

Economic Injury Disaster Loan information may be found HERE.

Michigan Economic Development Corporation COVID-19 Resources

 

Restaurant Takeout, Curbside & Delivery Options (Chamber Members):

Brann's Steakhouse & Grille  (Order online HERE for pickup or delivery service or call 616-891-6055)

McDonald's of Caledonia (click here for their Facebook update)

The Vault Cafe & Bakery (Open M-F 7AM - 8PM & Sat-Sun 8AM - 2PM - offering takeout, curbside service and delivery. Call 616-275-1106 to order.)

Biggby Coffee (Caledonia) 

Fricano's of Caledonia (Open Tues- Sat 4PM - 8:30PM for takeout and curbside delivery. Call 616-275-1311 or visit Fricanos.com to view the full menu)

Uccello's Ristorante & Sports Bar - free delivery available

Ridgeview Farms (fresh beef) 

Saskatoon Golf Club  (Gift cards only at this time)

StoneWater Country Club

 

Let's play **BINGO** to help our local restaurant and food service members! Click HERE for our Facebook post. Drawing will take place on Tuesday, March 24.

 

Community/Parent Resources:

Caledonia Community Schools - Education Enrichment Support At Home

Visit KDL Library Caledonia Twp. Branch for downloadables and online streaming events (including Cincinnati Zoo daily safaris!)

What local businesses are open and what are they offering? Visit and join the "Virtual Caledonia" Facebook Group HERE

List of educational companies offering free subscriptions due to school closings - click HERE.

Children's book author, Mo Willems, offering Lunch Doodles every day! Click HERE.

Frederick Meijer Gardens BUTTERFLY LIVESTREAM! Tune in whenever you'd like to this livestream the Butterflies Are Blooming exhibition. See how many different butterflies you can spot! Click HERE.

Over 300,000 FREE DOWNLOADABLE BOOKS from New York Public Library. Click HERE.

30-Day Lego Challenge! Click HERE.

FREE art classes from Thrive Art School found HERE.

VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS! Over 30 field trips with links found HERE.

Senior Neighbors website found HERE.

Heart of West Michigan United Way

Critter Barn (Join them on their Facebook page every day at 11AM to see what's happening at the farm! Click HERE)

Hallmark schedules Christmas movies during self-quarantine! Click HERE for details.

Links to a TON of online learning  experiences may be found HERE, including free printables, travel to Paris, virtual farm tours, San Diego Zoo, and much, MUCH more!

 

More Services (Chamber Members)

***Members, please let the Chamber know if you are offering delivery of your products or virtual services to your customers/clients.  We will add that here.***  

 

Maynard's Water Conditioning (open) - See their Facebook update HERE 

Ryan Goosen - 2M Financial Services (virtual meetings) - See their Facebook post HERE 

Caledonia ACE Hardware (OPEN but also taking orders online HERE)

SERVPRO (Open and available 24/7. SERVPRO is considered a part of the "Essential Critical Infrastructure" because the core services that we provide are paramount to the safety of the general public.  Those services include Fire & Water Cleanup & Restoration, Mold Remediation, and Biohazard Cleanup. As leaders in the industry, SERVPRO has decades of experience combating viruses, restoring homes and businesses to their former glory, and helping local schools, churches, and companies prepare to handle an unexpected circumstance efficiently. Questions regarding any of our services can be directed to 616-662-9700 any time of day; we are here to help. When you call, give a shout out to the Chamber for their efforts. We can accomplish more together.)

Gravis Law (offering virtual attorney meetings - see website HERE)

Ridgeview Farms (open M, W, Th 3-6 and Fri. 2-6 and Sat. 9-1 - freezer meat including beef, pork & bison, fresh farm eggs and MooVille products)

The Yoga Zen (offering virtual Yoga classes - get virtual access for a fraction of the price of membership - 1 week of kula for $25!  for details about what access includes CLICK HERE.

Violet Skies Family Health (open and scheduling one appt. at a time w/ thorough sanitizing between patients)

Arbor Financial Credit Union (Open - asking people to make appts. through website - great loan rates available right now for personal and business needs!)

Fully Promoted (promo products, embroidery, screenprinting, etc.) - Open and taking orders over the phone or email (616-285-8009 or gr.mi@fullypromoted.com)

Pivotal Blueprint (EOS implementor offering virtual services. Take time now to invest in your business! Get clearer on priorities and work through issues so you're stronger when business picks back up. Click HERE for a video on compartmentalizing your business to gain traction - scroll to bottom.)

United Bank - Caledonia (Open, taking precautions)

LMCU Caledonia (Open, taking precautions, offering E-sig for new accounts and loans, call 616-234-6686 - visit THIS PAGE for more on their response to COVID-19.)

Blue Frost IT (Open, predominantly with remote services.  With so many working from home we’re helping all chamber member businesses with IT needs in these times.  We will do an onsite visit if it’s urgent. Temporary reduced rates for from $125 per hour to $75 per hour.)

Holiday Inn Express HASTINGS (Open! Call 269-945-0000 or visit them online HERE.)

 

Local Health Information: 

Kent County Health Department 

Michigan Department of Health & Human Services 

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

U.S. White House 

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

 

Follow the Caledonia Area Chamber on Social Media

Virtual Caledonia - Supporting Caledonia Area Businesses During COVID-19 (Facebook group) 

Caledonia Area Chamber Facebook Page

Caledonia Area Chamber on Instagram