The Bigger the Battle, the More Weapons You Need
Over the last few weeks, a tiny virus, innocuous to most but deadly to many, has steadfastly advanced across the globe. Stealthily jumping from person to person, our enemy can remain hidden for up to two weeks, allowing him to infiltrate the ranks of every community in every country in the world. As COVID-19 continues to wage an unrelenting war upon our health, our defensive response continues as we work to slow our enemy’s inexorable advance, but it has slammed on the brakes of our recently roaring economy.
We are fighting one of the biggest battles of our lifetime… a war raging in the frontlines of our hospitals and clinics, but also evident in the locked entries and vacant windows of Main Street’s small businesses. And whether you are employer or employee, big business or small, white collar or blue, you need to fight this battle with every possible weapon available. In Dyer County, we have a number of weapons in our arsenal, but you have to know where to find them and how to use them.
That’s why the Dyersburg/Dyer County Chamber of Commerce has compiled a list of resources to use in this battle, conveniently organized into three categories: (1) Business Loans, Grants, and Financial Assistance, (2) Help for Employers, and (3) Help for Employees. We will keep the list up-to-date with new information and new resources as they become available. You can find it here below or at www.dyerchamber.com. Just click on the link labeled “COVID-19 Resources” to get the latest information.
This is a battle that we can and will win! Join us in the fight. Use each and every weapon available. And if you are blessed with a job during this crisis and are financially able to support our small businesses, do so. We need them to not only survive this battle, but to thrive.