by Renée Louzon-Benn, President, Greater Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce
When reflecting on the many communities throughout Arizona, the United States and the world who are trying to ensure a healthy, well-functioning and stable business environment, I feel so grateful to be living in Casa Grande. The way our community has responded to our local businesses during the pandemic has been so caring and creative that it makes me proud to be a part of it.
For instance, the Casa Grande-Maricopa Takeout and Delivery Facebook page was developed and administered so that our local restaurants could post their daily specials, hours, and whether they offer in-store/take-out/curbside and/or delivery to customers. The Chamber, City and APS created the www.casagrandeisopenforbusiness.com website, which is a directory of local businesses (free to all businesses), who can list their business contact information so that customers can communicate with them and do business with them using the proper social-distancing measures.
Other area organizations, such as Casa Grande Alliance, have reached out to help students in our community by gathering and giving donations of school supplies to local students. Other groups have provided meals or discounts on meals to first responders and other essential workers in Casa Grande. There are so many more examples of people caring and sharing with our friends, neighbors and colleagues — showing, once again, that together we CAN make a difference.
We are CG Strong, part of Pinal County — which remains an awesome place to stay, play and visit. Stay safe, stay healthy and shop local!