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Posted on: May 26, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Small Town, Big Hearts - Supporting Danville Businesses

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Small Town, Big Hearts - Supporting Danville Businesses

Now, more than ever, our local businesses need your support. As we have all been adjusting to sheltering In place, our local businesses are adapting to protect employees and customers with new cleaning and sanitizing procedures, new supplies (including masks for employees), new store layouts, installations of sneeze guards, and some have also introduced touchless check out options. Businesses cannot succeed without the community also continuing to adhere to safety precautions. The Town has continued to work on efforts to help, highlight and uplift these business owners and operators and, as much as possible, to financially and logistically clear pathways for them to continue to adapt and move forward, including:

  • Supported Chamber led Small Business Relief Fund Donate Here

  • Extended the deadline for business license fees

  • Created 10 downtown Curbside 10-minute pick up zones 

  • Relaxation of outside dining area restrictions  (permit required) 

  • Developed a Sidewalk Signage program (yard signs) to promote supporting local businesses 

  • Promoted businesses adapting during COVID-19 on the Town’s website – Businesses Going the Distance 

  • Created an online directory of open businesses - Danville Open 

What hasn’t changed is local businesses commitment to customized quality service. Most of our businesses have online ordering but don’t forget you can also call them and ask for advice or recommendations. Curbside pickup provides customers the opportunity to pick up merchandise they have ordered online or over the phone and many stores have other delivery options available as well. Follow your favorite stores on social media and take a look and see what else is available in our Town.  You can also buy gift cards now to use later. 

Small business is the backbone to every community in America and that could not be more apparent in our Town. These are our friends, neighbors and relatives who have shown their continued love and support for our town and who we need to continue to serve our community in the future.  

Danville small businesses desperately need our community’s big hearts right now, show your support and shop locally. 

#shoplocally #smalltownbighearts #livelocallydanville 


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