Redwood Area Chamber & Tourism is pleased to announce they will be hosting a Live Virtual Event on May 14, 2020, “Rally the Redwood Area – a Small Business Support Campaign.” The event, in partnership with the Redwood Area Community Center, Redwood Valley Technical Solutions, and KLGR Radio, will be broadcast from 4:30-6:30pm, on Facebook Live on the Chamber’s Facebook page, and also include special live updates on KLGR Radio during the first hour of 4:30-5:30pm.
This celebration of small businesses has been designed to “rally the Redwood Area” with a boost to the retention and recovery efforts of our businesses.
Individuals and even other businesses can call in during this “live telethon” like event, and make an actionable show of support through purchasing gift certificates and gift cards in any amount to any local businesses with products or services for purchase. The Chamber will deliver the money to the businesses, and gather all the gift certificates and gift cards and mail them to the supporters. The gift card / certificate strategy provides cash in the hands of businesses, while supporters can choose to use them now, if the business is doing curb-side or whatever is applicable, or keep them for use at a later date when the business fully re-opens or when the supporter chooses to use them. Plus, supporters that call in during the live virtual event will be entered into a drawing for Redwood Area Chamber Bucks, which also support local businesses.
“We all may have been quarantined by COVID-19, but Redwood Area small businesses have not been quarantined from the devastating effects this pandemic has had on their business,” says Executive Director, Anne Johnson. “Through this event, we will be telling the stories of small businesses and providing an easy way for community members to give them a boost of support in their time of need.” Many businesses are expecting their revenue to be down 25%-75% compared to last year, with some who have been completely closed during this time experiencing a 100% loss of revenue compared to this time last year. More information on this event can be found at .