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:
Brew Crumberland’s Best (New Cumberland/Rossmoyne) – Both locations are currently closed but we have the option to buy eGiftcards to our shops! Both Brew Crumberland’s Best and BCB Rossmoyne have specific cards, so please be careful when purchasing because we will not be able to accept eGiftcards purchased for one location at the other. Any and all support in these tough times is greatly appreciated. BCB New Cumberland: https://squareup.com/gift/960W4EQVD6A27/order & BCB Rossmoyne: https://squareup.com/gift/9Y0FT62G6H12W/order
Carrabbas Italian Grill – offering for any orders to use code ‘SPRING15’ to receive 15% off your order.
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. Currently, they are also donating immune-boosting smoothies and energy bites to front line workers throughout Central PA/West Shore. If your facility/hospital is interested please call the cafe at (717) 790-9567 and we will set up a time for free delivery at a designated spot/time.
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 two 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 and TownePlace Suites by Hilton, $50, 4915 Ritter Rd | https://bit.ly/2Qtdg1e
High Hotels will also be hosting a second blood drive in April with the American Red Cross on April 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.
Capital BlueCross – has you covered! All eligible members can access medical Virtual Care visits for FREE. 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?, Coronavirus & Insurance: How will your business be affected? and FAQ’s: COVID-19’s Impact on Business Insurance Coverages.
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 the 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/ or visit their resource page here.
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
Leukemia Lymphoma Society – is offering a $250 stipend to those with blood cancer who are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The individual does not need a COVID-19 diagnosis nor proof of income. They need to be scheduled for treatment, in treatment, or in follow-up care. We are getting the money to patients within 5 days and have already awarded over $2.5 million nationwide. Please click here for more details.
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. For Emergency Housing Assistance Information: https://nhm-pa.org/news/emergency-housing-assistance/
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 Harrisburg – Is asking that the local community not drop off food 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. Also, see this form for other opportunities to help.
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 email@example.com. Update 4.9.20 We are pleased to report over $100,000 has been raised to date. You can make a tax-deductible gift by texting to 56512 with “TFEC”, the amount you’d like to donate, and your name. An example would be TFEC 50 Jennifer Doyle texted to: 56512 You will receive a text response with a link to donate on TFEC’s website, directly into the Fund. We will also be launching a Peer to Peer fundraising challenge via social media so please check out that campaign as well. https://www.tfec.org/funds/covid19/
RESOURCES FOR BUSINESSES/COMMUNITY
Artistic Imprints – Has been working with hospitals, local law enforcement, and others on the front lines to get signage, apparel, face guards, sanitizer, etc. out to those who need it. They have all of this available to the public at a discounted rate. Please contact their office for more details at (717)761-7411.
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.
Best Western Plus Harrisburg/Mechanicsburg – is offering discounted rates of $55/night for “Essential Workers” that may be required to travel for work. Contact their location for more details – (717) 635-2523.
Blooms by Vickrey – is open for no contact delivery. Customers can order online or by phone and have floral arrangements sent to loved ones. Call their location for more details (717) 737-0212.
Brian L. Wade Small Business Accounting – Due to the anticipated 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 – Gift cards can be PURCHASED ONLINE for when they re-open. Call (717) 258-4741. Carlisle Sports Emporium’s golf courses are now open! If you need something to do or you just simply must get out of the house, we are open 10 AM – 10 PM, Monday – Saturday and 12 PM – 10 PM on Sunday!!
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.
FirstLight HomeCare – the CDC has recommended that companies conduct temperature screening checks on all employees reporting to work. My company has trained aides that can perform these checks, thereby, allowing employees to safely enter their work area. Click here for information that provides details on this service and contact information.
Fox43 – WPMT-FOX43 recommends reviewing the information at the link below to ensure that customers remain updated if your business is temporarily closed or operating under adjusted service availability. In addition to making these important status updates, we recommend keeping your customers informed through frequent social media posts, emails, and other platforms to message updates, promote e-commerce sales (if applicable) and maintain consistent engagement in the lead- up period to reopening. Read more here
Gift CPAs – has created an informational blog about the CARES Act, click here to read more.
Graphcom – #GraphcomGivesBack to Health Workers Right now, many frontline healthcare workers are caring for or preparing to care for COVID-19 patients and in need of personal protective equipment (PPE) like face masks. We’ve shifted our equipment to produce cotton face masks, in addition to our normal fabrics. Check out our process in action.
H&R Block – is here for you and we have several filing options available. Our Tax Pro Go service allows a local tax pro to complete your return without you leaving your house. Upload your files, then review, sign and pay online. https://www.hrblock.com/tax-offices/tax-pro-go/ For in-office drop-offs, our drop-off area is disinfected between each client, keeping you and our associates healthy and safe. Call to schedule your drop-off time. If you’d prefer to file your taxes in-person, the filing date has been extended to July 15. Call our office to be added to a call list, and we’ll contact you to schedule an appointment when we reopen for sit-down appointments. Read more about tax impacts due to the Corona Virus at https://www.hrblock.com/tax-center/coronavirus-tax-impact/, or contact your local H&R Block office. Local offices on Simpson Ferry Rd, two Carlisle Pike locations, Shippensburg, and Duncannon location.
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. They have been posting VLOG’s over on their Facebook and Linkedin Pages. For the Facebook Videos click here and for the Linkedin Links visit their part at the top of our webinar round-up page here.
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 – is fully operational. If your business or you know another one that’s open at this time..here are some things you might need: Signage– Inside and Outside to hang around businesses. This includes yard signs to instruct people where to go, how to pick up things and also information on deliveries. They’ve included important websites people can go to for information if businesses are closed or not accepting visitors at this time. Essential Employee Cards– We have created thousands of cards for people to be able to carry in their wallets so they are not interrupted with the life-sustaining work they provide throughout the community. Floor Graphics are a great way to encourage people to maintain a safe distance. Mailers – Not everyone is on the internet. If a message needs to be sent to the community sending direct mail has been a blessing to communicate your important message. We’re here for you! We’re all in this together! Please let me know if my small business can help!
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.
Milestone Staffing – is performing COVID-19 testing by licensed nurses at any place of business. Contact Kim Parker, Regional Staffing Manager, at (717) 737-0500 or Kparker@milestonestaffing.com
Mowery – Our team has been working nearly around the clock to stay on top of the newest announcements, standards, and policies in order for our job sites to be in compliance with PA’s administrative regulations on construction after COVID-19. While new information is being released nearly every day, we have prepared a simplified baseline checklist to help our subcontractors, clients, and industry partners assess crucial items to address in regards to safety, schedule, operations, and cost. Click here.
Orrstown Bank – we believe that small businesses are the heart and soul of our communities, and the vital resources they provide have a big impact on our daily lives. As an approved lender with the U.S. Small Business Administration, Orrstown Bank is committed to making sure our local businesses have access to the resources they need to navigate these challenging times and come out stronger in the end. Our Small Business Hub links you to the latest federal stimulus program information and application and connects you to our team of small business experts who are working around the clock to get you the assistance you need.
Orthopedic Institute of Pennsylvania – is open! Our doctors are seeing patients at all our locations and walk-in clinics are open as well. MRIs have openings and we are practicing all safety measures. We also are holding telemedicine appointments that have helped many people not have to leave their home. Contact (717) 761-5530 for more information. Video Here.
Paysmart Payroll Services – created an easy to read chart with the details of the Family First Coronavirus Response Act. You can view that here.
Pennian Bank – has created a blog with resources and updates regarding COVID-19. Click here to check it out.
PennLive/The Patriot News – At PA Media Group, the sales and marketing team is pleased to announce a special initiative called #Rally4Local. It’s dedicated to helping sustain area businesses and letting their customers know they’re working to continue serving them. The #Rally4Local initiative includes a new website for businesses and restaurants to reach their customers. You’ll find it by going to PennLive.com or Rally4Local.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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).
RETTEW is staying on top of the latest safety measures related to COVID-19 to guide our clients through this challenging time. Our safety professionals are offering online training options specific to COVID-19-related concerns. Class sizes are limited to 25 participants to provide a personalized training experience. RETTEW also continues to offer on-site health and safety services to essential businesses in a manner consistent with physical distancing guidelines. Contact Melissa Heike, MS, CSP, or Kelly Kramer, CECD, HEM, at 800.738.8395 for additional information.
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.
SASS Salon & DaySpa – is offering a 25% discount on all online gift certificates. Promo Code: SAFE and it expires on 4/6/2020. Get your gift certificates 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.
SEK, CPAs & Advisors – We are here for you! Although SEK’s offices are closed for public access, our team is diligently working remotely and are accessible via phone and email. Read the latest updates regarding tax deadlines, the Paycheck Protection Program, and more by visiting SEK’s COVID-19 Resource Center.
Studio B Power Yoga – is offering online classes, click here for details and schedule.
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.
Water Golf on City Island – Is open for business with social distancing guidelines in place.
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.
Zimmerman Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning – Despite being considered an essential business, we have taken the additional measure to operate only for emergency services. We are following all recommendations to ensure the health and safety of both our team and clients. Our technicians will still be available for emergencies 24/7 and the office will be staffed Monday through Friday 7:30 – 4:30. Stay up-to-date with us at ezimmerman.com or give us a call at (717)697-3528. We’re here for you when you need us.
*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 the West Shore Chamber to let us know.