Covid-19 Business Resources
We will update this page as we learn about more resources. If you have a resource you think would be helpful to other members of the business community, email our membership coordinator Dawn Laws at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hillsborough Helps Hospitality and Service Industry With World’s Biggest Tip Jar Campaign - March 26, 2020
The Wooden Nickel and the Hillsborough/Orange County Chamber of Commerce are joining forces to help all hospitality and service industry workers in our amazing town, many of whom have lost their jobs and their income. Together, we will build the biggest tip jar you’ve ever seen! Please support the people who take care you by participating in one of these options and by spreading the word.
The Wooden Nickel is hosting a campaign where you can tip your server directly through Venmo. Direct a virtual 'tip' to any service worker on the list, via their individual Venmo account. You can find a list of those folks here.
Any employee who works in a Hillsborough-based hospitality or service business who has been displaced because of Covid-19, are encouraged to apply for tips. Please use this Google Form to submit your information.
#3H, Hillsborough Hospitality Help
The Hillsborough/Orange County Chamber of Commerce has opened a Go Fund Me account where businesses and individuals can donate funds for displaced employees. The #3H fund is getting a huge boost from Dr. Andrew Canada of Global Rx who will match up to $5000 in donations from businesses.
To contribute to the #3H Go Fund Me account, go here. For those who do not wish to contribute online, please mail your check to the Chamber at 200 N. Churton St., Hillsborough, NC 27278, with #3H indicated in the memo and payable to Hillsborough/Orange County Chamber of Commerce.
Anyone wishing to receive #3H funds must register with either Hillsborough Strong or contact the Chamber at 919-732-8156.
“Our one and only aim with the #HillsboroughStrong and #3H Go Fund Me projects, is to direct immediate funds into the hands of those who need them most. The best thing about Hillsborough, far and away, is our awesome and supportive community. Right now, a large segment of that community has lost their primary means of supporting themselves and their families. Let's rally together, in the spirit of our town, to help them.” – Dean James, The Wooden Nickel
It's Not Too Late
We have sent a survey that we hope will help gauge which recovery options will best serve businesses negatively impacted by this crisis.
Please take a minute to complete the survey and offer any suggestions so that I can tailor my efforts accordingly.
Kim Tesoro, CEO Hillsborough/Orange County Chamber of Commerce