Support Your Local Businesses During Social Distancing
During this time of fluid change, a lot of small businesses find themselves having to either close their doors or adjust their hours and staff. If we all do our part, we can ease the burden on our communities and shine a little light in MHC. Love your favorite local stores, but don't know how to help in the midst of COVID-19? We have a few suggestions:
- Order ahead to avoid lines
- Buy meals from your local restaurants now and freeze for later
- Buy a gift card now for later use to support the business today
- Support our local businesses who offer online shopping
- Shop during slower traffic hours
Martinsville-Henry county has a wide variety of restaurants, stores, and attractions to meet our needs, and these local businesses rely on community support to survive. Be sure to shop local as much as possible during these times. Support what we have today so it is strong tomorrow. Here are some local businesses that are making themselves readily available during this time:
- Need a new book? Order it today from Books & Crannies and enjoy free local delivery. Or download E-Books from Books & Crannies online and listen on any Apple or Android devices!
- Grab your favorites from Rising Sun Breads with their curbside service!
- Infinity Acres is offering a Day Program as an emergency response to working families with no daycare options due to the unforeseen school closures.
- Hamlet Kitchen will be offering a temporary delivery service beginning Tuesday, March 17th. Deliveries will be made in the afternoon between 1:00 - 5:00, Monday through Friday. Food delivery is free in Martinsville and Henry County with a minimum order of $25.
- Forest Park County Club is offering $5.00 rounds of golf for those 18 and under (while schools are closed).
- Wild Magnolia, Shindig Uptown Bistro, Coach's Neighborhood Grill, SWEET CAKES bakery-cafe, Hugo's, Fenderz, El Norteno, El Parral, Simply Suzanne's, Jerry's Pizza are all offering curbside pickup!
- Checkered Pig is now offering online ordering. You may choose delivery (for a fee) or a pickup option.
- The Sirloin House will begin offering free delivery as well as curbside service.
Resources for Businesses and Employees:
- U.S. Small Business Administration Guidance & Loan Resources
- U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Resources & Guidelines for Business
- Facebook for Business: Resource HUB
- Virginia Small Business Development Center: Resources
- Virginia Employment Commission: Workers Affected by COVID-19
- Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association
*This list will continue to update as information is made available. *