Chamber Happenings!

The Lumberton Area Chamber of Commerce will be producing a new Chamber Business Directory and Buyer’s Guide (Chamber Directory) this year. Please contact us with any address, contact or email changes so that it will be correct in the new directory.
 
Community Events
 
18th Annual John P. Williamson Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit the Robeson County Humane Society is Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Pine Crest Golf Club. For more information call Dwight Gane @ (910)738-6541.
 
Stay Safe!
 
 
 
REMINDER: MARK YOUR CALENDARS
The Chamber Golf Classic has been re-scheduled to Thursday, September 24th at Fairmont Golf Club.
 
 
Cindy S. Kern
RCC webinars Reminder!

RCC webinars Reminder!

The Small Business Center of Robeson Community College will be offering the following webinars in the month of July:

 

Tuesday, July 7, 6:30-8:30 pm, “Getting Started in a Food Business” by Annette Dunlap

Tuesday, July 14, 6:30-8:30 pm, “Buying and Renting Your Own property” by Dennis Watts

Wednesday, July 15, 6:30-8:30 pm, “The Best Small Business to Start Right Now” by Mike Collins

Tuesday, July 21, 6:30-8:30 pm, “The Business of Self-Publishing” by Annette Dunlap

Wednesday, July 22, 6:30-8:30 pm, “I Didn’t Sign Up For This!  Dealing With Constant Change in the Workplace” by Mike Collins

 

All webinars are FREE and open to the public.  To register for our webinars, please click on this link:  https://www.ncsbc.net/Events.aspx?mode=4&area=Alamance+County&zip=&miles=25&center=75420&topicnum=0&days=360&sort=M&layout=0

 

Know of a business affected negatively by the COVID-19 virus?  The Reboot, Recover, Rebuild (R3) Program provides free assistance by specialized and experienced business counselors.  The attached flyer list some, but not all, of the areas in which businesses can be assisted.  To apply for counseling under this program, please click in this link:  https://www.ncsbc.net/reg.aspx?mode=counsel&center=75420&subloc=0

Offerings by The Small Business Center of Robeson Community College

The Small Business Center of Robeson Community College will be offering the following webinars in the month of July:

 

Tuesday, July 7, 6:30-8:30 pm, “Getting Started in a Food Business” by Annette Dunlap

Tuesday, July 14, 6:30-8:30 pm, “Buying and Renting Your Own property” by Dennis Watts

Wednesday, July 15, 6:30-8:30 pm, “The Best Small Business to Start Right Now” by Mike Collins

Tuesday, July 21, 6:30-8:30 pm, “The Business of Self-Publishing” by Annette Dunlap

Wednesday, July 22, 6:30-8:30 pm, “I Didn’t Sign Up For This!  Dealing With Constant Change in the Workplace” by Mike Collins

 

All webinars are FREE and open to the public.  To register for our webinars, please click on this link:  https://www.ncsbc.net/Events.aspx?mode=4&area=Alamance+County&zip=&miles=25&center=75420&topicnum=0&days=360&sort=M&layout=0

 

Know of a business affected negatively by the COVID-19 virus?  The Reboot, Recover, Rebuild (R3) Program provides free assistance by specialized and experienced business counselors.  The attached flyer list some, but not all, of the areas in which businesses can be assisted.  To apply for counseling under this program, please click in this link:  https://www.ncsbc.net/reg.aspx?mode=counsel&center=75420&subloc=0

RCC webinars Reminder!

NC Retail Merchant Association- Masks

 

Chamber members-Below is new Guidance on the Governor Cooper’s Executive Order 147 from the NC Retail Merchant Association which some of you may be members of.

There are some helpful links if you have questions concerning mandatory masks.

 

REMINDER: New Guidance for Retailers and Restaurants on EO 147 Compliance!
Face Coverings Required Statewide Effective, Friday, June 26 at 5pm

As you saw last week, Executive Order 147 requires retail and restaurant employees and customers to wear face coverings, whether inside or outside, where physical distancing of six feet is not possible unless exceptions are met.

NCRMA wants to make sure you saw that new guidance was issued on Friday (6/26) that all retail and restaurant establishments MUST POST THE STATE NC DHHS SIGNAGE at the entrance of the establishment stating that face coverings are required per EO 147. Per NCRMA’s request, if the retail or restaurant establishment clearly posts the NC DHHS signage putting the customer on notice of the face covering requirement, it is deemed to be in compliance with the enforcement of face covering requirements for customers contained in EO 147.

PLEASE NOTE:

Using your own signage does not make you compliant. You may use your own signage in addition to NC DHHS signage but you MUST use one of the signs linked below to be compliant.
Posting the required signage does not make the retailer compliant with the requirement that the retailer’s employees wear face coverings as the new guidance only applies to customers.

Required Signage Options for Businesses on Cloth Face Coverings:

A recommended best practice would be to have an employee at the entrance to a business establishment to monitor both capacity restrictions and offer disposable face coverings to those without one, but this is not required to be in compliance. Any violation of this requirement may be reported to local authorities.

Additional Resources for Executive Order 147:

NCRMA EO 147 Mask Mandate Guidance:  https://bit.ly/NCMaskGuidance
EO 147 – https://bit.ly/NC-EO147
New! Requirements for the Use of Face Coverings and Masks (Spanish) (June 26, 2020) – see last question
New! NCDHHS FAQs on Cloth Coverings (Spanish) (June 26, 2020) – see last question

North Carolina Retail Merchants Association
PO Box 1030, Raleigh, NC 27602
(919) 832-0811 | www.ncrma.org