Member Response: Ways We Can Support Each Other!
We are working hard to continue sharing information and resources as we receive them about the ongoing COVID-19 situation. In addition to this information, we have asked our Chamber members to let us know how they are responding to the current pandemic, what they are doing to support the local community and provide services during this time. As always, we are YOUR Chamber and want you to know that we are here for you. Please let us know if there is anything that we can do to help you navigate this ever-changing situation.
We have a list below of ways that you can support these local businesses and it will be updated as we receive the information:
Chick-fil-A Mechanicsburg – We will be serving you currently during the hours of 8am-9pm Monday-Saturday, for Drive Thru, Carry Out and strongly encourage all to download the CFA One APP https://www.chick-fil-a.com/one to place your orders to help us better serve you.
Cornerstone Coffeehouse – You may come in to order, call ahead to order, or order for curb-side pickup at (717) 737-5026. We appreciate you all so much for keeping us going during this time. It’s a privilege to serve this community! For more updates visit their Facebook page here.
Desperate Times Brewery – Open for food & beer takeout orders only. Call (717) 706-3192 and view the full menu here.
Dockside Willies – offering take out & delivery within a 15-mile radius. No delivery fee. View their menu here.
Duck Donuts, Mechanicsburg – We will be open from 6:30 am – 3:00 pm every day. Additionally, we will be offering take-out or delivery service only and will be temporarily suspending dine-in orders. We encourage you to use our online ordering through our app or website to place orders for pickup or delivery! You can also still call or stop in to place a to-go order.
Edible Arrangements (Camp Hill, York, Lancaster) – To keep our staff and guests safe and healthy, we will be offering curbside pickup of our online orders. Call the store when you arrive, and an employee will bring the order out to you. Visit our website to order and call the store with any questions. Camp Hill (717) 730-6240.
Ever Grain Brewing Co. – We are implementing take out & delivery service during the hours of 11 am to 7 pm until further notice. Delivery service will be available in the following areas: Camp Hill, Mechanicsburg, Silver Spring, Lemoyne, New Cumberland, Wormleysburg & Enola. We will post menus of food, and beers available in 4-pack and in crowlers. In addition, we have the following specials available: ~4 Crowlers for $40, please pick from the daily posted list. ~Gift cards: Buy $100 get $10, buy $50 get $5 – these can be added on to your orders. We ask that all transactions are done via credit card with deliveries having an 18% tip included at the time of order. Please call us at 717.525.8222 to place all orders!
Flinchy’s Restaurants – Will be offering take out service/curbside pickup only of our normal menu items. Everything is 25% off and you can call (717) 761-9000 to place your order. Visit our website for our menu.
GIANT Food Stores – In order to allow more time for team members to sanitize, unload deliveries, stock shelves, and better serve customers throughout the day, all store hours will be adjusted to 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. beginning Thursday, March 19, until further notice. The time frame of 6 a.m. – 7 a.m. is only for customers who are age 60 and older. The GIANT Company is hiring temporary and part-time team members across its family of brands which includes GIANT, MARTIN’S, GIANT Direct, MARTIN’S Direct and GIANT Heirloom Market. Immediate positions as service associates, cashiers, general stock clerks, drivers and fulfillment center selectors are available. Those interested, including anyone whose employment may have been affected by the pandemic, can apply online HERE or speak with any store manager.
Healthy You Cafe – Is offering curbside pick-up of our regular menu, delivery ($20 minimum within 5 miles) and providing Good-To-Go meals with 24 hours notice! The cafe will open for these services only Monday – Friday from 10 AM-4 PM. View our website here for online ordering and menu options. Call the cafe at (717) 790-9567 if you have any questions.
Hook & Flask Still Works – We will be offering PICKUP OR DELIVERY from 3 – 9pm. Delivery will be available for a 10 miles radius for a $5 service charge. Every day we will be posting our offerings and menu items so please check back daily! Call 717-601-2770 Option #2 for Bar and visit our Facebook Page for updates.
Isaac’s Restaurants – Get the great taste of Isaac’s safely and quickly to your flock with our new carryout program, “Low-Touch Takeout!” available during our new hours 11am – 7pm daily. Go to http://bit.ly/lowtouchtakeout to learn more!
Jigsy’s BrewPub & Restaurant – Call (717) 732-7708 for curbside pickup and delivery orders. You can prepay over the phone when you order. View the menu here.
Philly Pretzel Factory – NEW HOURS: 8AM – 5PM MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY, 9AM – 4PM SUNDAY. Delivery is now available through our app! This is the most cost-effective option for delivery available through us! CURBSIDE PICKUP: We ask that you place your order online and put “curbside” in the notes along with a vehicle description. We can also handle payment in advance by calling us at 717-695-7091.
High Hotels – We wanted to share our three Hilton and Marriott properties in the Rossmoyne Business Park are still operating to support all essential businesses required to travel in our region. We are offering preferred rates over the next several weeks to distressed chamber members unable to return to their homes or still required to travel. Our properties will continue to offer complimentary breakfast & WIFI with our preferred rates: Homewood Suites by Hilton, $65, 5001 Ritter Rd | https://bit.ly/2x0fIWf; Hampton Inn by Hilton, $60, 4950 Ritter Rd | https://bit.ly/2w9lnct; TownePlace Suites by Hilton, $50, 4915 Ritter Rd | https://bit.ly/2Qtdg1e
High Hotels will also be hosting two different blood drives in April with the American Red Cross on April 3rd and 29th. Taking place from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm in the Rossmoyne Suite at 4940 Ritter Rd, Ste 102, Mechanicsburg (next to Isaac’s).
AIA, Alera Group – is taking additional precautionary measures to minimize risks associated with the spread of COVID-19 and is prepared for business continuity in a virtual capacity. We have moved our offices for the near short term to work 100% remotely in full capacity, currently anticipated through March 31st.
Capital BlueCross – has you covered! All eligible members can access medical Virtual Care visits for FREE until 4/15. Receive 24/7 care without leaving home and help stop the spread of germs! https://bddy.me/2ILC6oW
Geisinger Health Plan – As concerns arise about the new strain of coronavirus that causes COVID-19, we’re here to provide you with reliable answers to any questions you may have. For any questions regarding COVID-19 please visit us at https://www.geisinger.org/coronavirus. You can also call your primary care provider or our 24/7 hotline for questions about care recommendations and more – 570-284-3657
Geisinger (Holy Spirit) – As we increase our efforts to fight the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic, we need your support more than ever. With a gift of funds, supplies or blood, you’ll directly help our teams on the front lines, so we can care for more members of our communities. For more information on how to help during COVID-19: https://geisinger.org/fightcovid.To donate and support the frontline staff & hospitals click here.
Gunn-Mowery – Has written these posts with resources for your insurance needs: Is my healthcare provider covering the Coronavirus test and treatments? and Coronavirus & Insurance: How will your business be affected?
UPMC Hospitals – As coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads in our communities throughout the world, healthcare organizations have been tasked with finding more efficient, safer ways to provide patients with the care they need while limiting the spread of the virus. To meet this challenge, UPMC Pinnacle is offering online video visit services for adult UPMC Pinnacle patients who are experiencing mild symptoms of COVID-19, upper respiratory infection, or flu. Learn more at https://bit.ly/39fnxEE.
UPMC Health Plan – The health of our members is our top priority. In order to ensure that no UPMC Health Plan member faces a financial barrier to receiving needed testing, we will waive any applicable deductibles, copayments, or other cost-sharing for COVID-19 testing when ordered by a member’s treating medical provider. For those with a referral from a provider to get a coronavirus test, UPMC now has a test and in-person testing center that patients can access starting on March 17, 2020. Note: if you think you have symptoms, contact a provider by phone or digital device. Visit the link for more details: https://upmc.me/33i0PdP
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region – Bigs, Littles & families: If you, at any point, are experiencing issues due to the coronavirus impact and need support or guidance on next steps, or want to make sure you’re doing the right thing, please CONTACT US. We are here as a resource for you so if you need support or guidance, please reach out to us. This afternoon, we sent out an email to our BBBS network and updated our website with our COVID-19 response, program service changes and event postponements. To see all of the recent updates visit: https://capbigs.org/
Goodwill Keystone Area stores, outlet centers, and donation centers remain closed at this time. Please save your donations for when we are able to reopen. Visit yourgoodwill.org for the latest updates and announcements and connect at Facebook.com/GoodwillKeystoneArea
New Hope Ministries – is still looking for healthy volunteers willing to help pack food boxes and deliver boxes to cars at each of our seven food pantries in south-central Pennsylvania. People interested in volunteering can call (717) 432-2087 or visit our website landing page at https://nhm-pa.org/news/latest-program-updates/. Financial donations are still needed, too. On Monday, March 30, 2020, as an additional day of rest for our staff and volunteers and in appreciation of all the hard work they have been doing during this crisis, all New Hope centers and programs will be closed. We will reopen Tuesday, March 31 in all locations with fresh energy and hearts of service!
PA Parks & Forests Foundation – While all state parks and forests are officially closed, open spaces will remain accessible. The public will still be able to access trails, lakes, forests, roads, and parking areas for passive and dispersed recreation, such as hiking. Closed facilities include: Park and forest offices and visitor centers, Restrooms, Campgrounds, cabins and all forms of overnight accommodations, and Public programs, events, and trainings are canceled. While travel isn’t restricted, the best advice to slow the spread of COVID-19 is to stay home.
Salvation Army – Is asking that the local community not drop off donations currently since they don’t want to increase traffic to their building due to the drive-thru option for their clients being utilized. At this time if you would like to help and are able please consider donating so they can purchase supplies to help. Enter COVID-19 in the memo and donate here.
TFEC & The United Way of the Capital Region – We are committed to serving our most vulnerable community members by providing responsive supports to our long-standing and trusted nonprofit community partners on the front lines, while also doing what we can with resources to be of help to our community. The COVID-19 Community Response Fund will provide emergency funds to long-standing nonprofit organizations in Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon, Perry & Northern York Counties that are responding to the spread of COVID-19 and experiencing financial challenges by doing so. To donate, visit www.tfec.org/covid19. For more information, contact Jennifer Strechay, Program Officer for Community Investment, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RESOURCES FOR BUSINESSES/COMMUNITY
Barley Snyder – With businesses facing the unprecedented disruption caused by the global coronavirus pandemic, Barley Snyder has established a COVID-19 Response Service Team to help businesses with their legal questions in this uncertain time. The team is comprised of nearly 20 attorneys and is being led by attorney Martin R. Siegel, a former attorney for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Please contact Martin Siegel or any of the attorneys in the group with any questions your business may have corning coronavirus.
Brian L. Wade Small Business Accounting – Due to the probable reduced income of small businesses, my accounting firm is offering the following rates for services: 50% off monthly bookkeeping fees (promo rate of $150 for 3 months) to help businesses get back on their feet. Also, we are offering a discount on tax prep services: $300 LLC and sole prop business returns and $180 Personal returns. We hope this can do a tiny part in getting our community back to normal, and soon, bigger and better than ever for the small business community.
Brown, Schultz, Sheridan, and Fritz – Until further notice from the Pennsylvania Governor, our offices will be closed. Our team members will be working from home, and BSSF operations will continue from a remote environment. The federal tax deadline has been extended from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020. Read the latest on the federal update, as well as state updates, on the BSSF Blog: Federal & State Tax Deadlines Extended
Carlisle Sports Emporium – is offering 1/2 off $50 gift cards for when they re-open. PURCHASE ONLINE or call in & mention #WASHYOURHANDS to purchase a $50 gift card for $25 through 4/5/2020! (Amount will be loaded onto one play card) Call (717) 258-4741.
Cumberland Valley Cleaning – As long as we are healthy and legally able to perform our services we will continue to do so. If we become short-staffed we may have to adjust some of the days if needed, however, that is not anticipated at this point. This weekend we instituted some changes to our cleaning procedures, we are now using a new germicidal/disinfectant cleaner in place of our current antibacterial cleaner. This product is medical grade and will be used in restrooms, counters, sinks, and door handles. It won’t be used on special floors or special counters. The cost of the product is very expensive. We are however absorbing the costs and will not pass it on to our clients. We currently have enough for a 90 day supply and have more on backorder.
Event Central Rental & Sales – Are you a hospital, retirement home, warehouse or other qualified business in need of a screening tent? Need additional shelter? Give a call at (717) 591-7368 to talk to them about options.
Hook & Flask Still Works – has joined local distilleries in making hand sanitizer for first responders and medical professionals. Once these front line workers have what they need they may create a community fill station for individuals to fill their own bottles.
IntermixIT – has created a resource for businesses during this time. Please check out the VLOG “Helping your business survive and thrive during the COVID-19 Pandemic“.
J.P. Lilley & Son – Keep Communications Flowing During The COVID-19 Crisis! Learn how we can help provide vital communications solutions as we all work together to move forward in this time of crisis. Learn more here.
Konhaus Print & Marketing – Wants you to take advantage of the extra time on your hands right now and focus your energy on your marketing ideas and efforts. Here are 6 effective marketing ideas to inspire you!
Leadership Harrisburg Area – “We all have the luxury of looking out for ourselves. Leaders also have the honor of looking out for others.” When you’re on lockdown, why not spend a couple of minutes on learning & leadership? LHA will be hosting #LeadershipUnlocked so that we can all learn together during this time. View their Linkedin page for the videos that will be posted.
Paysmart Payroll Services – created an easy to read chart with the details of the Family First Coronavirus Response Act. You can view that here.
Penn Waste – Monday, March 23rd, administrative staff will be working remotely and we will have limited staff on-premise. If you need to pay your bill, you can still mail it in, pay your bill online at https://www.pennwaste.com/pay-your-bill/, or pay over the phone via our automated system by calling 717-767-4456. Any service requests should be emailed to email@example.com.
PIVOT Physical Therapy – Due to mandated closures of gyms and fitness facilities, several Pivot PT clinics will consolidate into other Pivot clinics temporarily. To keep up to date with temporary consolidations, please visit: https://www.pivotphysicaltherapy.com/…/temporary-consolida…/ Remember you can go anywhere your insurance is accepted. Call Pivot to make an appointment and get your therapy started. Call (717) 974-3541 as we are open and have special hours for older citizens (from 9am-12pm).
RKL LLP – is posting our latest insights, webinar recordings, upcoming sessions and other content on the variety of issues and challenges facing employers and taxpayers at this time. Visit the RKL Coronavirus Employer Resource Center.
Roger That Photography – Starting Tuesday, March 24, Roger That will offer safe, socially distanced on-the-porch family portraits within his own neighborhood in Silver Spring Township. Photos will be uploaded to an online gallery, where families may order digital downloads, prints, and/or other photo gifts. ALL proceeds from online sales made during #TheFrontStepsProject will be donated to an area charity/charities that have gone above and beyond to serve the community during the crisis. For more information on Roger That Photography, visit his website here.
SECCO Home Services/Pronto Plumbing – As an essential business that sets out to make sure your home and family are healthy and protected, we remain open for your service needs and to help in any way we can. Rest assured our staff and technicians are fully complying with the recommendations of the CDC to ensure we are doing all we can to minimize the spread of germs and illness. Effective immediately, we will be waiving our dispatch fee for all service calls -all days, all hours- for the foreseeable future. If you have any questions regarding these changes or for any home concerns, please call our office at (717) 347-6600.
TASKRISTI – Is staying open to run errands & make deliveries with a non-contact process. If there are any individuals who need supplies, we can venture out on their behalf. If a business owner is staying open, we are happy to deliver their products to their clients. If it can fit in our vehicle, we’re happy to help. We want to ensure businesses can continue to operate where possible. Visit our website or call (717) 433-5757 for our help.
Travel Simplicity – Even though we are being asked to limit travel now, the best thing people can do is still look to the future for travel planning and now can be a good time to put together plans for fall and even spring of next year. Work with a local professional instead of doing it yourself, and when possible postpone your travel plans, instead of canceling. Consider supporting local hotels, tourist sites and more when you feel comfortable enough to travel even if that is before traveling internationally. Call (717) 506-0402 for advice and visit our website for more information.
West Shore Young Professionals – A Video Message of Connection and Encouragement from WSYP! It seems we are bombarded daily with messages about this strange, and at times, frightening scene we are living through daily. In the midst of that, a message of connection and encouragement seems fitting. Take a quick 3 minutes with this video.
*Please know that this information is changing constantly and we are trying to update any changes as we are made aware. If there is incorrect information in this post please email Krystin Blauch, Communications & Events Director, to let her know.