COLLABORATION URGES SUPPORT FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES AND NON PROFITS
In an effort to support locally owned businesses and non-profit organizations working in our community during the COVID-19 pandemic, two groups have come together to issue a challenge to residents.
The Children Services Council of St. Lucie County along with the St. Lucie Chamber of Commerce have established a Small Business Challenge Program to help incentivize the use of locally owned St. Lucie County businesses, while also supporting local non-profit providers. The program is kicking off this Friday, April 3rd at Texas Roadhouse – Port St. Lucie with proceeds benefiting Families of the Treasure Coast.
The program works like this: the participating business, nominated by the St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce will be paired with a non-profit, funded by the Children’s Services Council, as a partner. On the selected day, the Children’s Services Council of St. Lucie County will donate an amount equal to the selected business’ revenue (up to $1,000) to their non-profit “partner”.
The brainchild of Children’s Services Council’s Executive Director, Sean Boyle, the challenge program has already received great support on social media. “Being in a position to support two industries that are being heavily impacted right now sounded like a win-win,” said Boyle. “It may be something small, but when we all come together, it can make a big impact.”
Chamber CEO, Terissa Aronson agrees. “Feeling so helpless in these difficult times, it is our honor to do anything we can to help local business. A big thank you to our Children’s Services Council for thinking of it and inviting us to be a part of it.”
Information about upcoming challenge days will be shared on the Children’s Services Council’s and St. Lucie Chamber of Commerce websites and social media pages. Visit www.cscslc.org or www.StLucieChamber.org for more information.
The Unified Chamber of St. Lucie County is an organization of business owners working together to help grow their business through advocacy, education and exposure.