Coronavirus Business Resources

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Business Resources

The Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber and Convention & Visitors Bureau are actively monitoring developments surrounding the coronavirus as the health and safety of our members and visitors is paramount. All Chamber events have been postponed through at least April 30th.  We encourage all members, visitors and employers to abide by the social distancing guidelines the State and Nation have set forth. By following these guidelines, we can get through this together as a stronger Region. This website will serve to provide resources and continue facilitating connections for both large and small businesses.

The links below offer the most up to date information will keep you apprised of any significant new developments.

We are keenly aware that our business community will be faced with unexpected challenges now and in the weeks to come. During that time, the Chamber will modify marketing messages, website content and social media outreach to provide information designed to help and inform members on the resources available through local, State and National business operations. We also understand now, more than ever, it is important to support our local businesses- order take-out, buy a gift certificate. These actions will ensure our downtown and small businesses survive. Click here to see what businesses are open for service in Princeton, or here for Trenton. 

 

COVID-2019 is a respiratory infection caused by a novel (new) virus that arose in China first in December, 2019 and quickly spread across the Globe. There are currently over 3,675 cases in NJ (3.24.20), and changing daily. Symptoms include, fever, cough, and shortness of breath. It is transferred person to person, but can also live on surfaces. The CDC states to “always avoid contact with sick people and clean hands often by washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60%–95% alcohol.” The CDC also states, “older adults and travelers with underlying health issues should avoid situations that put them at increased risk for more severe disease. Both the Nation and the State have clear guidelines for “social distancing” (staying at least 6ft apart) and crowd size limits to manage the spread of the disease. View Coronavirus Factsheet

The state of NJ has a 24 Hour Public Hotline 1-800-222-1222 trained healthcare professionals are standing by to answer questions about coronavirus. The call is free.  Click here for recent Legislation updates.

Resources by County:

Our Member News Section will be used to promote how other members are surviving the crisis and services or educational webinars that can help your business in these tough times! 

Visit Member News Here

Join the Chamber’s Virtual Business Facebook Group Here.

Utilizing Your Chamber Online Resources

What do we do when face to face networking is difficult?  Stay in touch with your fellow Chamber Members and promote your businesses virtually! Below are some helpful tips on how to best utilize the Chamber website and online resources.

  • Visit the Member Directory– Start a new relationship! Are there Members in our directory that could be a good connection for you? Now is a great time to make an introduction.
  • Utilize Member News– This is a great way to gain visibility for your organization, get your message out and learn more about your fellow Members!
    • To upload Member News, click here. The Chamber randomly selects Member News articles to be featured on our weekly e-newsletter. 
  • New Facebook Group Page– We just launched our Facebook Business Group to stay in touch and network virtually .  Click here to join the group!
  • Video Meet & Greets- Using video is a great way to create visibility for you and your business in today’s socially driven network. Members of the Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber have the ability to upload videos to the Chamber’s YourTownTube page. Click here and scroll down to the YourTownTube section to learn the easy steps to getting your video produced! You may also reach out directly to Michael and Gabby Johnson of YourTownTube for assistance, 609-815-1850 mike@yourtowntube.com.

We’re Here to Help & We’ll Get Through it Together

“Tough times never last, but tough people do.” 

-Robert H. Schuller