Originally published as part of a longer article in the Bangor Daily News
By Dana Connors, Quincy Hentzel, Deb Neuman, Opinion guest column
The Coronavirus, or COVID-19 pandemic has caused tremendous disruption for every Mainer. Shops and businesses are closed or not operating as usual, many people are not working, many are working remotely while also looking after their children who are normally in school or childcare. Much of Maine’s workforce — health care workers, first responders, and other essential-services workers — are going above and beyond their regular duties, some risking their own health to take care of Mainers in need.
Pay It Forward PSA with Quincy Hentzel, President & CEO of the Portland Regional Chamber & Lynn Tillotson, President & CEO of Visit Portland
Airing on Townsquare Media Maine stations 3/25/20 - 4/5/20
Originally published as part of a larger article in the Portland Press Herald / Times Record
BY CORY KING FROM THE CHAMBER
Our world has changed. Covid-19 has re-shaped how we live our daily lives (or at least it should have). If you have not adjusted your routines, I can not express enough how much physical distancing is a requirement now. This is a very real issue and it’s going to take national recognition and compliance to safety standards to help us all.
There are healthcare professionals who can speak much more soundly then I can on the health ramifications of Covid-19. But as the executive director of the Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber representing businesses in Bath, Brunswick, Harpswell, Topsham and a dozen other communities, I can speak on the business impact.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Maine Business Groups and Community Partners Launch #PayItForwardMaine Campaign
Campaign encourages all who are able to support local businesses and organizations in need as our state responds to the COVID-19 pandemic
Portland, Maine - As Maine businesses and their employees weather unprecedented challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce, Maine Department of Economic and Community Development, Maine State Chamber of Commerce, and the Retail Association of Maine are partnering with several organizations in our state to launch a campaign to support our community: #PayItForwardMaine.