WATCH: Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce Re-Opens and Launches CARES Program

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Beginning today, employees will return to their offices in Merritt Island, Cocoa Beach and Viera

ABOVE VIDEO: JENNIFER SUGARMAN: Thank you for your collective patience throughout this world pandemic crisis. We have all been thrust into an unprecedented ordeal that no amount of pre-planning could ever completely prepare us for, and we all must continue to do our part to help mitigate the spread of this virus.

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA – Thank you for your collective patience throughout this world pandemic crisis. We have all been thrust into an unprecedented ordeal that no amount of pre-planning could ever completely prepare us for, and we all must continue to do our part to help mitigate the spread of this virus.

In doing so, all of our lives have been completely disrupted and our way of doing things has shifted. At the Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce (CBRCC), we significantly scaled back operations and have been working remotely from home continuing to serve the needs of our business community, tourists, and residents.

While we could have never imagined having to take these steps, we are fortunate to have such a dedicated group of leaders and team members who have risen to this challenge.

The CBRCC has always believed that our number one job is to ensure the success of our business and tourism sectors. Unfortunately, many of our business partners have, like us, been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Conversely, the many events the Chamber holds each year have either had to be postponed, moved online, or even canceled outright.

While it has been an adjustment for all of us to accept this new reality, I believe in my heart there is a silver lining to this situation. It is my hope for all of us that we will emerge from this with a much deeper appreciation for what is truly important in our lives – our health, and the precious time we spend with our family and closest friends.

On behalf of the entire CBRCC team, we want you to know that we stand ready to serve your business needs in a safe manner. Beginning today, on June 1, our employees will return to our offices in Merritt Island, Cocoa Beach, and Viera.

Our team of professionals will be socially distanced at all times, adhering to CDC guidelines. Each team member will also be required to wear a face covering.

While we encourage all of our partners to utilize the various virtual benefits the Chamber has to offer, including our updated websites and COVID-19 Resources page, as well as communication via email and phone, we will be accepting members of the public by appointment only.

JENNIFER SUGARMAN:  Thank you for your collective patience throughout this world pandemic crisis. We have all been thrust into an unprecedented ordeal that no amount of pre-planning could ever completely prepare us for, and we all must continue to do our part to help mitigate the spread of this virus. (Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce image)

The Chamber’s Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) will be open to members of the traveling public in a limited fashion. Advanced cleaning procedures, strict personal hygiene protocols, and a long list of operating procedures necessary to mitigate the risk of this virus as much as possible have been implemented at all of our locations.

Every decision we made was based on one simple premise: do whatever it takes to protect our team members, partners, and our local community, regardless of the impact on our business.

There are thousands of small businesses in our community who may not have the know-how and resources to put together a plan that helps them successfully and safely operate their business as the country emerges from this pandemic.

Therefore, in the spirit of helping our communities, we are sharing in its entirety, all of our plans, procedures, and protocols that outline exactly how we intend to keep our team members, partners, and communities safe.

These documents, which are all attached to this email and posted on our website, are modeled off of Chamber Partner Westgate Resorts CARES procedures, and represent hundreds of man-hours of research and intellectual capital from some of the hospitality industry’s most skilled leaders.

We hope that our local businesses find them a helpful resource. As you can imagine, this is a rapidly changing situation, so we will continue to refine and update these documents as we gain more information.

I want to thank you, the partners, for your unwavering support during this challenging time. We are so appreciative of your commitment to your community through continuing to invest in your Chamber and our mission and we look forward to serving you in the near future. Together, we are stronger on the Space Coast.

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