CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NEWS
LACDC Zoom Calls, Restaurant List & Business Status List
The LACDC staff continues to host remote Zoom meetings with the local business community to discuss support options and advocacy. Please pre-register. You may send questions ahead of time toÂ [email protected]. There is a meeting today, Wednesday, May 20 at noon.Â Register
All Together New Mexico â€“ Covid-Safe Practices For Individuals and Employers
The most recent New Mexico Emergency Public Health Order mandates compliance withÂ COVID-safe practices, a series of requirements and best practices for individuals, businesses and other services that will assure the safety of employees and customers when businesses reopen.Â The COVID-safe practices were compiled with industry input and the oversight of the governorâ€™s Economic Recovery Council.
The pandemic has affected different industries differently â€” likewise, the reopening process will vary by sector. Here are sector-specific guidance from some of the leading industry associations and government sources:
For retailers:Â National Retail Federationâ€™s Operation Open Doors
For home service providers:Â AIHAâ€™s Reopening Guidance for At-Home Service Providers
For construction businesses:Â AIHAâ€™s Reopening Guidance for Construction Environments
For gyms and fitness facilities:Â AIHAâ€™sÂ Reopening Guidance for Gyms and Workout Facilities
For office-based businesses:Â AIHAâ€™s Reopening Guidance for General Office Settings
For hair and nail salons:Â AIHAâ€™sÂ Reopening Guidance for Hair and Nail Salons
For airlines:Â CDCâ€™s Interim Guidance for Airlines and Airline Crew
For childcare programs:Â CDCâ€™s Reopening Decision Tree for Childcare Programs
For camps and youth programs:Â CDCâ€™s Reopening Decision Tree for Camps and Youth Programs
For schools:Â CDCâ€™s Reopening Decision Tree for Schools
Small Business-Specific Guidance
UNM online course for the community, New Mexico Small Business Recovery: Take and Expand your Business Online â€“ Part 1
During this time of economic uncertainty, many New Mexico small businesses need to build or increase their online presence to offset a decline in retail in-person traffic, as well as grow businesses beyond New Mexico borders. The will teach businesses e-commerce techniques including developing storefronts and online presence.
This course is open to anyone in the community and available completely online. You will need to be able to access the internet at a minimum. Ideally, you will have a microphone/headset, small video camera or PC camera or tablet/smartphone in order to interact for office hours and any other class interaction.
The course is being offered at our cost ofÂ $17. The 6-week course runs fromÂ June 1-July 10, 2020.Â Register Now
Download this step-by-step guide to help your company reopen safely and keep employees and customers healthy and informed as restrictions lift across the country. The playbook includes safety and sanitation guidance, communications advice, and other best practices information.
Additional Tools and Resources
Download this questionnaire for sample screening questions to ask employees upon return to work and on a regular basis moving forward. This template is based onÂ questions required or recommended by various states as well as input from U.S. Chamber member companies of all sizes and sectors.
Customize, print, andÂ postÂ this workplace flyer to communicateÂ to your employees and customers the steps yourÂ company isÂ taking to keep them safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Advertising Specials for Re-Opening Businesses
Los Alamos Monitor
Contact Advertising Manager Jan Montoya to discuss their new Community Pandemic Relief Program, or CPR Program, which will provide you with one free dollar of advertising for every dollar you spend during the months of May and June. Office â€“ (505) 662-4185, cell â€“ 505-795-4220,Â www.lamonitor.com/PandemicReliefProgram
Santa Fe New Mexican
Contact Multi-Media Consultant Chris Alexander to discuss their â€œOpen for Business Weekly Packagesâ€. Office â€“ 505.995.3825, Cell â€“ 505.470.0522,Â Â [email protected]
Los Alamos Daily Post
Los Alamos Daily Post Memorial Day Online & Print Advertising Special:Â Both online (www.ladailypost.com) and print advertising are discounted in the Los Alamos Daily Post newspaper:Â 15% discount whenÂ eitherÂ online or print ads are purchased,Â 20% discount whenÂ bothÂ online and print ads are purchased.Â Please place your advertising by May 31, 2020.Â Please contact KayLinda Crawford at 505-695-4996 orÂ [email protected]Â for more information.
CDC and OSHA Guidelines and ResourcesÂ
Other Quick Links
The weekly US Chamber Path ForwardÂ podcasts take place at 1p MST everyÂ Thursday.Â Register Now.
May 21 at 1 p.m.
Path Forward: Social Distancing, Sanitization, and More: How to Create a Healthy Environment for Your Employees and Customers
New List of Federal Grants 5/18/20
Attached please find the most recent Federal Grants Advisory.Â If you see any grants that you would like a letter of support in applying for, please contact Steven Ortega and/or Patricia Dominguez. If you would like to receive these email messages, email Patricia Dominguez, to be added to the distribution list.
Steven Ortega, NM Delegation Office, Washington, D.C.
Email:Â [email protected]
Office: (202) 224-8962
Chamber Member (and others) News:
Jessica Booton Photography Offers Monday Head Shots
Jessica Booton has announced the launch of her updated website and new session offering, â€œHeadshot Mondays,â€ at her relocated studio in downtown Los Alamos above EXIT Realty, at 1615 Central Ave. Suite 212.Â Monday evenings from 5-7 p.m., Booton will offer headshot portraits for $150. During the 30-min. session, participants will receive three professionally edited portraits. Scheduling is still required in advance by contacting the studio at 505.320.4605 orÂ [email protected]Â in order to maintain social distancing.
Los Alamos Farmers Market on Thursday, May 21
Thursday markets take place at Ashley Pond Park near Central Avenue from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, extra precautions will be implemented in accordance with the state and New Mexico Farmers Market Association. This includes proper distancing between booths, food pre-bagged for pickup, masks and gloves for all food handling, and other measures that minimize touch points. Additionally, the Los Alamos Farmers Market will be providing locally made hand sanitizer to each booth, and an electric hand washing station will be available to the public. The public is also encouraged to wear masks when visiting the market.