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New Facebook page allows Grant County businesses to share information with community during pandemic

A new Facebook page has launched to provide a platform for Grant County businesses to communicate with the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Grant County Economic Growth Council, Gas City Area Chamber of Commerce and the Marion-Grant County Chamber of Commerce have partnered to launch and monitor the page: Grant County Local Business Support During COVID-19.

Grant County businesses are encouraged to use this page to communicate with the public about hours of operation, take-out delivery options, online ordering, open positions and more.

Grant County residents are also encouraged to use this page as a one-stop-shop to find information on local shopping options and unique ways to support their favorite local businesses whilst following Gov. Holcomb’s Stay at Home executive order.

“It is important to have a platform for Grant County’s local businesses to share information with the public,” said Pat Pearson, co-owner of Mama Pearson’s Soaporium. “We all need each other to sustain the business community during this uncertain time, so I encourage residents and businesses to observe the page and support their community businesses.”

The Growth Council said that the page will remain largely unfiltered, as this emergency necessitates the immediate spread of information; however, posts that do not pertain to Grant County businesses or are inflammatory in nature will be removed by page moderators.

Additionally, this page will feature the “COVID-19 Business Spotlight,” a bi-weekly post that features a Grant County business: how the business has adapted its operations during the pandemic and ways in which the community can immediately support the business.

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