Allow me to be honest with you. COVID-19 has upended so many aspects of our business and our lives. This is hard. This is hard professionally and personally. I don’t know about you, but my kids somehow find their way onto most of my conference calls. We are learning new ways to work, and new ways to not only exist but thrive in this temporary normal.
Please know, we are in this together with you. Like you, we have had to make some tough decisions. Some of the NACC staff is on furlough while this shelter-in-place order from Governor Pritzker remains in place. This decision was not made lightly but done in the interest of being good stewards of your money. We are working to not only keep your organization healthy but ours as well.
We have added an entire virtual learning schedule throughout the month – which brings experts to you. There are still sponsorship’s available for our new video conferencing series, and as the month goes on more events from our committees who remain hard at work will be added as well.
Through this difficult time, we are still pushing forward. We launched our redesigned website with the help of Member Launch Digital Marketing. This new site brings great resources to your fingertips. For example, take a moment to visit and review our COVID-19 resource page. It’s packed with information for businesses and the community to refer to. We took a leap into a new membership platform. Progress means not stopping – and we are trying to demonstrate that.
All of that said, our commitment to you and to moving Business Forward will not waiver. Our staff is working harder than ever making sure you have the resources you need to make your business thrive. We are working to support you, as well as model how businesses can weather the storm and make it out to the other side of this pandemic.
We are in this together with you.
See you virtually,