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By Susie Lantz
The San Clemente Chamber of Commerce works year-round to support a strong economic environment and exceptional quality of life in our community. We are proud to provide our local businesses with unique resources, marketing opportunities and advocacy efforts, which allow them to connect and thrive.
Unfortunately, the COVID-19 impacts in Orange County continue to threaten tourism, the survivability of some of our small businesses and several of this year’s local events, including the Chamber-sponsored Fiesta Music Festival, Seafest, grand openings and ribbon-cuttings, along with countless other citywide festivities.
To aid in economic recovery, the San Clemente Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Business Association (DBA) and city of San Clemente have partnered to launch the “Staying Healthy Means Staying Open” campaign, showcased with colorful posters, decals and banners that are displayed around town.
The campaign embraces our joint groups’ responsibilities to relay the state and local COVID-19 guidelines on hand washing, social distancing and mask usage to help mitigate the virus’ spread and get back to business—and back to having fun.
For our local businesses, the 11-by-17-inch posters and circular decals are available at no cost, courtesy of the Chamber, DBA and city of San Clemente, alongside sponsor Farmers and Merchants Bank of San Clemente. Any business may request a poster and decal for display in an inviting manner. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request materials and membership information.
The San Clemente Chamber of Commerce would like to thank our devoted business owners and community members for their hard work and compassion as we navigate a sea of confusing messages and changes to our everyday behaviors. We recognize that everyone is doing their best to recover in a manner most comfortable and appropriate for them, and we thank you for doing your part.
Let’s all stay healthy so that we can stay open. We’ve got this, San Clemente!
Susie Lantz is the membership director for the San Clemente Chamber of Commerce, and works alongside Arlen Flores, Director of Operations, and Joey Brett in Customer Relations.
Susie joined the Chamber in 2019, after having spent several years working in advertising and marketing with the San Clemente Times, where she remains a loyal supporter of local media and the Picket Fence Media family.