Three Rivers Publishing reached out to numerous restaurant owners in the area to see how COVID-19 has impacted their businesses. This is the third and final week we are publishing their responses.
Meramec Vineyards Winery in St. James and Belmont Vineyards and Winery in Leasburg teamed up to turn unused product into hand sanitizer, which was donated to area first responders last week. For the first run, 900 bottles of sanitizer was made and provided to area police departments and ambulance districts.
The Missouri Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is launching a social media campaign to support small businesses across the state.
The Support Small Businesses 5 Day Challenge is a way that everyone can support small businesses from the safety of their home, said Sherry Noller, Missouri SBDC associate state director.
Three Rivers Publishing reached out to numerous restaurant owners in the area to see how COVID-19 has impacted their businesses. This is the second week we are publishing some of their responses. Watch for more in the coming weeks.
• Missouri banks asks Congress to allocate more funding to assist small businesses
Nearly 34,100 small businesses in Missouri are receiving more than $6.4 billion to help support their employees and business operations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
By TRP Staff
While restaurants can be open as essential businesses during the ongoing pandemic, social distancing orders have meant all have had to close their dining rooms. For locally owned dining establishments, that has led many to offer carryout and delivery service while others have opted to temporarily close.