BROWNSBURG, IN (June 1, 2020) –What do you do when you’re still growing but ribbon cutting ceremonies may not happen? You rethink. You revise. You get creative. And you get some help from your friends and Chamber members.
“As a Chamber we do more than just hold luncheons. Our #1 job is to help businesses grow,” said Rhonda Wiles, Executive Director of the Greater Brownsburg Chamber of Commerce. “And in this environment, we are looking for any opportunity available, be it pushing out information about loans, grants, free PPE, online training in social media and digital marketing, changing our offerings to virtual events or just a friendly phone call check in,” she continued. “But I miss the celebrations too.”
Wiles approached IU Health West’s Cathy Stoll about “reinventing” some already received sponsorship money to celebrate businesses opening in a new vision of ribbon cutting. Stoll gave the okay and Wiles contacted D&E Printing, and Jesse Mizell and his team took the vision to reality. And then it grew.
Phase One begins on Monday, June 1, with the businesses receiving bows and posters in the store fronts and offices celebrating the reopening and encouraging residents to join in with photos on Facebook showing how they support local. A limited number of bows are available for Brownsburg businesses by contacting the Chamber. Residents are encouraged to go to Brownsburg Flower Shop and order bows for their homes @ $6 each – mention #tyingBrownsburgtogether. And special limited edition t-shirts @$10 each will be available on a website with pickup available at D&E Printing, right on the corner in the center of town. Click here to order yours.
Phase Two begins on June 15 when Chamber staff, board members and business members shop area businesses and leave special I’m HERE business cards around town to show their support for the small businesses. The idea came from the Chamber of Commerce Professionals Facebook page. Businesses are encourage to display them in their windows.
Phase Three is scheduled for late July, date tbd. Community will be invited to celebrate at one large ribbon cutting on the Town Green.
Contact the Chamber with any questions.