Who would have thought that on Friday the 13th, we would be discussing a worldwide pandemic?
For the past few days, new information has been coming available which is good but also very overwhelming.
There is a lot of information to weed through and very little time to do it. First and foremost, the health and well-being of our community and visitors is paramount. Beyond that, one of our biggest concerns at the moment is the economic impact all this will have on our community. We want the Chamber to be a resource and advocate for you, and we want to support you with whatever you need to be successful during this time of uncertainty.
We invite Navarre area businesses, organizations and members of our community to reach out to us with your needs, concerns, questions or comments.
The plan at this time is to:
- Collect information from our members on what you need right now so that we can provide resources to match those needs. (Please take a few minutes to complete the Member Survey below.)
- Work with our local government (Santa Rosa County) and our neighboring chambers to pool resources and work as a team to provide help to those who ask for it.
- Encourage our friends and family to use the Business Directory found at www.navarrechamber.com to shop local to keep the economy moving.
How can you help?
This is an unprecedented time for our nation and our community, and it may result in economic hardship on behalf of our businesses, especially our small businesses, restaurants and tourism industry partners, and local non-profits. We urge you to continue to support your fellow Chamber Members.
The Navarre community and Santa Rosa County rely heavily on tourism, and luckily we are located in the perfect place to encourage people to visit while still maintaining social distance.
- Consider shopping, dining, and utilizing the services of our membership OR buy gift certificates (online or in person) to use at a later date.
- Practice random acts of kindness. This is a time to practice patience, thoughtfulness and generosity. Say "thank you" and/or leave an extra tip.
- Share updates on closures, and cancellations while also reminding people that our members are still open for business.
- Call your favorite business and ask how you can help. Consider making a purchase now for pick-up at a later date or making an early renewal of dues or subscriptions.
- Promote tourism.
Visiting our beautiful beach, take a walk on the fishing pier, going for a bike or boat ride, hiking the trails though out the County, going fishing, touring the local shops and eateries and visiting our Zoo are just some of the wonderful activities to do that also allow people to get out and take in fresh air while still being safe and healthy.
Please stay in communication! Share with us your positive stories and successes so we can share them as well and celebrate with you. If you have made accommodations for your staff or customers let us know so we can help others come up with ways they can do the same. If you need help do not try to manage alone we are here to help you. Please use the survey below to get us information we can share in a special email we will be sending out next week.
We are all in this together!
Here is what is happening at the Chamber . . . .
CLICK HERE for all the latest information from Government, Business and Health Officials.
- Our office will remain open.
- We do not anticipate that we will be closing - unless Chanda becomes sick.
- We will still meet with members in person one on one or in small meetings.
- We have the ability to meet virtually as well.
Wash your hands, don't hoard toilet paper, keep your hands away from your face and we will get through this situation together.
Thanks so much for your support of the Chamber's Mission to promote civic and economic prosperity throughout our community.
Chanda Ryan, Executive Director
Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
1804 Prado Street
Navarre, FL 32566
850.939.3267 - Office
850.400.0466 - Mobile
CLICK HERE for Our Chamber Member Survey
The Breeze Cinema 8
With the increasing attention on the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to make sure our community is informed on how
The Breeze Cinema 8 is taking actionable steps to maximize the safety and wellbeing of our patrons while visiting our theater. We want our community to rest assured that the movie theater is still a safe place to visit and catch the latest films.
Actionable steps include:
- Increase by tenfold the frequency of deep cleaning tasks using full sanitizing methods.
- Require with the utmost due diligence that all employees will meet & exceed CDC-recommended hand-wash procedures.
- Provide additional opportunities at our concession stands for our customers and staff to clean and sanitize hands.
- Inspect and replace any HVAC filter for better quality air control and to ensure AC units are running at full capacity to help clean the air.
- Ensure that all used cups, paper bags, trash, etc are disposed of immediately.
We are committed to providing our customers with the best, cleanest, and safest movie watching environment possible. These are precautionary measures and we will assess and adapt to this changing epidemic as needed.
With upcoming film releases being shifted by the studios, please be weary of showtime changes. If the situation with COVID-19 evolves more in our community, we will observe and adhere to the policies of Santa Rosa County, the Centers for Disease Control, and the Florida Department of Health, as we'd do with all matters of public safety with everyone's security in mind.
For more information and to learn more about what you can do to help yourself and your community stay safe, we encourage you to visit CDC's webpage on COVID-19:
You can view all available showtimes here:
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