By: Rod Henry, Chamber President
Yep, it is that time of year for the traditional message from the Temple Chamber of Commerce reminding all of the importance of shopping and buying at home. BUT, this year, the message takes on a little more significance!
COVID-19 has impacted society … upon our way of life … our schools … businesses … churches … and more. What use to be … is no longer… at least for right now. The new norm is still not clearly defined. But one thing is for certain … the importance of the local businesses serving you yesterday, today and tomorrow.
The local businesses who have pivoted to find a safe and efficient way to provide you with the products, goods and services you are seeking.
The local businesses who pay taxes for local government services … police, fire, roads/streets, sanitation, and more.
The local businesses who pay taxes to keep our schools open and functioning … educating tomorrows leaders.
The local businesses who employee our friends, neighbors, family members, and possibly ourselves.
The local businesses who invest in the community we call home.
The local businesses … the same local businesses … we go to without hesitation for the sponsorship, donation, contribution … for our soccer or baseball teams, clubs/organizations, the special event, and more.
NOW MORE THAN EVER, we ask for you to support the businesses in the greater Temple community! The businesses we rely on everyday of the year, now rely on us!
NOW MORE THAN EVER!