The far-reaching impact of the COVID-19 crisis is devastating to our community. As President of the Business Chamber, I am proud to see how many of our local businesses have displayed such resilience and pivoted their operations so quickly to adapt to government regulations to ensure that they can still trade in some way, in an effort to keep their operation forging ahead to better times.
We as a community can’t control the situation, however we do have the power to shop local and support our local businesses through this challenge, and to look after each other. The more we support our businesses now, the quicker they will be able to get moving back to full strength again when this situation improves.
We all need to stay as positive as possible, something that Parkes is renowned for, and be ready to be able to move very quickly again when the tide changes. Let’s all make a pledge to keep supporting small local businesses throughout this period.
By Geoff Rice
President Parkes Chamber of Commerce