DATE: April 14th, 2020
TO: Wolfeboro Business and Non-Profit Community
FROM: Matt Sullivan, Director of Planning and Development/Town of Wolfeboro EOC Liaison
SUBJECT: Town of Wolfeboro Services and Your Business/Organization during COVID-19
Dear Wolfeboro Business and Non-Profit Community:
We’d like to reach out during this challenging and unparalleled time to acknowledge the efforts that you and each of Wolfeboro’s businesses and non-profits, both large and small, are making to continue to move the community forward and encourage us to look toward the future. Public health concerns and economic impacts of the COVID-19 will get closer to home, and as that happens we want businesses and organizations to know that we are working diligently to ensure continuity of Town operations and that businesses and their employees are connected to the critical resources that they need to endure this trying time.
The Town has convened its Emergency Operations Center (EOC), which is proactively planning for changes to service availability for emergency response, food security, and even healthcare services. The Town Manager and EOC are working tirelessly together to develop short and long term strategies to ensure that the community is prepared for potential surges in frequency of COVID-19 and to keep you and your business as safe as possible if that happens. We know that this is a stressful and challenging situation, but we are confident that working in cooperation with our local businesses and agencies, we will find a way to navigate our new shared reality.
I want to take a few moments to make sure that businesses and their employees are aware of available state, federal, and local resources focused on business, non-profit, and employee support. With the ever-changing nature of these resources during this time, we suggest contacting these organizations directly to ensure that you are provided with the most accurate and up-to-date information. We thank each and every organization providing these important resources so critical for sustaining critical components of our local economy.
New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs (BEA) COVID Resources Page: https://businesshelp.nheconomy.com/hc/en-us
Wolfeboro Area Chamber of Commerce: https://www.wolfeborochamber.com/news
Wentworth Economic Development Corporation (WEDCO): https://wedco-nh.org/
We encourage all who are able to support local businesses to whatever extent possible including take-out and online ordering of food and goods. If there is anything that we can do to facilitate the provision of take out or pickup services, please reach out to me directly at [email protected] or call our office at 603-569-5970.
The Town is working to ensure that construction and development review/inspection services continue uninterrupted in order to do our part to keep local construction industry working. We are also proceeding with larger Town capital projects in an effort to continue to move forward in the goal of creating a more vital community for each of us, our families, and guests to enjoy when we have emerged from this crisis.
For more detailed weekly updates regarding all local government functions provided by the Town Manager, please visit www.wolfeboronh.us . For specific questions regarding bill payment and other essential services, please see the Department specific contact information here: https://www.wolfeboronh.us/departments
I will continue to work cooperatively with our businesses, non-profits, and organizations on an ongoing basis to identify needs, provide resources, and support strategic efforts. Our leadership team will continue to engage dailywith stateandregionalentitiestoprovidethemostupto date resources and information.
During this time, if there are specific business/organization-related questions or needs, please contact me directly so I can continue to seek and provide additional information or support to you.
Or, just call us. Send an e-mail to say “Hello”. We will get through this time together.
Director of Planning and Development
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