During this time of uncertainty with the Coronavirus pandemic, we’ve all been shown over the last few weeks how when a small community comes together, big things can happen. The outpour of care, love, and concern during this time of crisis does not go unnoticed.
That being said, we’re asking that our residents, staff, and visitors continue to find ways to support our growing community over the next few weeks. Here are a few ideas on ways that you can care for your favorite, local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic:
1. Order takeout from your favorite restaurant
Many eateries have expanded to offer curbside pickup and food delivery through services like Grubhub, Doordash, and others. See our list of restaurants offering pickup in Greeley below.
2. Purchase a gift card from local small businesses
Buy now, shop later! Restaurants, boutiques, and service-based businesses would appreciate the support. Plus, many shops and stores are updating their online inventory daily or offering online purchasing. Visit your favorites to see their updates.
3. Show your support with a Google review
Leaving a little love on Google for small businesses can go a long way. Send your favorite restaurants, retailers, and companies some stars and leave them a review on Google.*
* Google reviews are currently experiencing limited functionality due to COVID-19. Unfortunately, reviews may not show up due to restrictions that are in place. For more information on how this impacts Google My Business, view their response here.
4. Donate where and how you can
Drop off your food and clothing donations to local shelters, food banks, or donation sites. Their supplies are diminishing as the demand is becoming greater. Resources are needed now more than ever.
5. Become a helper if you’re able
Check on elderly family members, friends and neighbors to see if you can deliver groceries to their doorstep. There are several local Facebook Groups created where requests are being made and people are stepping up to offer help.
6. Thank those that are who are protecting our community
Take the time to recognize our doctors, nurses, medical staff, public health department, military, police, firefighters, and first responders who are working around the clock to help control the spread of COVID-19.
7. Give a ‘thumbs up’ with a little social media engagement
Many Greeley businesses are not only providing updates on their hours and products but also spreading words of positivity on social media. Look to their content for inspiration and ideas, but also give it a ‘like’ to show them that you’re listening.
To see what the Apartments at Maddie in downtown Greeley is currently up to, follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We’ll be posting first-looks at the new apartments, community updates, availability, and more!
8. Schedule a virtual tour of the Apartments at Maddie
Last but not least, here’s how you can support us. Contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a virtual, FaceTime, or over-the-phone tour of our downtown Greeley apartments. We know that you’re just as anxious to move-in as we are to have you join our community.
Plus, going on now: enjoy one month FREE when you sign a lease and move-in before May 31, 2020. Plus receive FIVE, $50 gift cards to local Greeley restaurants!
Other Helpful Resources:
Greeley Restaurants Offering Curbside or Takeout Menu Options
The Greeley Tribune has an ongoing list of restaurants’ current hours of operation and takeout options while dine-in options are closed due to COVID-19. Check out the specials by visiting the extensive list below.
Open Local Retail Businesses
The Greeley Tribune has also started a list of the status of Greeley-area stores and national retailer updates. Use the tips outlined above to support some of these businesses.
Greeley Area Chamber of Commerce
The Greeley Area Chamber of Commerce has compiled a list of resources you can check out for questions about COVID-19 in Colorado and other health-related announcements. Participate in community surveys, read more from Jamie Henning, Chamber President and view more information on their website.
1310 KFKA Radio
Need to get an urgent message or update about your local business out? Let 1310 KFKA help by calling or texting the show:
Text: text kfka to 31996
Your support for Greeley will be needed in the months ahead to ensure that our economy bounces back quickly once this is all over. We’re a stronger community when we come together. Let’s each do our part in caring for one another, our neighbors, and our local businesses. Stay informed, stay supportive, and stay healthy.
How are you supporting our local, Greeley community during this time? Share with us your ideas below.