Consumer confidence is always part of an economy’s and business’ success. With more testing and rising positive cases of COVID-19, Tavares Chamber of Commerce believes many local residents are feeling hesitant about venturing out, but are also anxious to return to local businesses.
A new program by the Chamber and the City of Tavares encourages business owners to show patrons their level of commitment to safety precautions designed to slow the spread of COVID-19. Local businesses can apply for the new Seaplane Seal of Approval at no charge. The program has three levels that differentiate the voluntary safety policies adopted by local organizations. Participating businesses then receive the appropriate certificate to display at their location, as well as get free promotion on the chamber’s website and social media. “Many people are wanting to get back out to patronize our local businesses, but there is still fear about Covid-19. We wanted to provide a place where consumers could find which businesses are taking what precautions,” said J. Scott Berry, Director of Tavares Chamber of Commerce.
The application can be found on the Tavares Chamber of Commerce website. It’s free to members of Tavares Chamber of Commerce and $100 for non-members. However, the Chamber currently has a promotion for $110 memberships, so businesses can opt to join the Chamber which includes the free application.
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