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.
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):
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.)
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
Saskatoon Golf Club (Gift cards only at this time)
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.
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.
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.
Hallmark schedules Christmas movies during self-quarantine! Click HERE for details.
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.***
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.)
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)
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!)
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)
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.)
Local Health Information:
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