Weekly Wrap-Up: July 3, 2020

The Weekly Wrap-Up 07/03/20

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CEO Brief - 

July is here. 2020 is half over. I sure hope the second half is better than the first. 

We all should be concerned about the direction these COVID-19 numbers are going. Yesterday's announcement of us moving back to Phase 2 should shake us awake.  I know you have heard it but WEAR YOUR MASK.  Tell others to wear them as well, enough ignoring it and being quite when others are not. Speak out. Respect each other. I found this  article on the impact to the economy if we all wore masks  interesting as it hits home the economic numbers, on top of just doing the right thing. 
We hope you have a wonderful 4th of July weekend. The fireworks may be canceled and we need to stay physically distanced at small gatherings in our celebrations, but maybe this can allow us to reflect on our country's history and future, on its 244th anniversary. There is so much we must think about and change, and there is much to celebrate. No matter how terrible the news seems right now, I believe better days are ahead if we all do our part, the most important thing being to VOTE.

Speaking of voting, the deadline to register to vote for the August 6th election is this Tuesday, July 7th. Make sure are registered and be ready to VOTE. Your social posts and statements, protests and marches, mean nothing compared to the change that can happen when you VOTE! 

Coronavirus Response
COVID-19 infections continue to spike in Nashville and Davidson County. Due to the increase in new cases,  Mayor John Cooper announced yesterday  that Davidson County will return to a  modified Phase II

Earlier this week, we heard of several businesses in many areas of service having to close to thoroughly clean their establishments after having employees or customers test postive. We also were watching the numbers, like all of you were, afraid this would happen. We are hearing from many that they cannot stay open at any type of limited capacity and make it. Going back on reopening may be too much for them to survive. 
These developments are not what anyone wanted. They show that we must double our efforts and all do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19.  Wash your hands frequently. Wear a mask. Stay 6 feet away from others. Stay home whenever possible. Follow all the other rules that are out there. We are all in this together and this affects everyone. 
Check out all of our COVID-19 updates on our website and the COVID-19 Resource page.
If you haven’t done so already, we strongly encourage our business members to sign the  Good to Go  pledge. This is Music City’s hospitality safety program to help Nashville residents and visitors easily identify  businesses  in every industry that are committed to health and safety. Pledge to uphold the coronavirus guidelines established by Nashville’s Metro Public Health Department and the recommendations of leading infectious disease experts. Your business can sign the Good to Go pledge  here
Resources for Businesses and Individuals:

New and Renewing Members

Please join us in welcoming the following NEW businesses and individuals that joined our Chamber this week:

What We Did
A Community Convo

Thanks to Vice Mayor   Jim Shulman   for hosting Joe and Nashville Civil Rights Attorney Abby Rubenfeld for Saturday's Community Conversation. If you weren't able to join us, check out the recording! 
?They talked about the SCOTUS ruling on LGBT workers, Pride month, and a lot about masks. How timely. 

Mayor John Cooper announced Monday that we are required to wear masks in public spaces. Businesses can access signs to post by using the link below.

Did you miss Pride in Local Music? Want to relive the concert? Check out our Pride in Local Music Wrap-Up to find all performances and announcements!

Pride Month may have ended, but there is so much to be proud of! Check out our Pride Month Wrap-Up and how you can still get involved.

People across the country celebrated Give Out Day on Tuesday, a national day of giving for the LGBTQ community. You can still help support the Nashville LGBT Chamber Foundation’s mission to educate, inspire, and empower LGBT business professionals, entrepreneurs, and business owners. Every donation makes a difference in our quest to fund educational development, scholarships, and more.

Thank you to  NGLCC  for spotlighting the work of our chamber this month. Our Rainbow Connection Series, conversations about systemic racism, and Pride in Local Music are all highlighted. Check out the blog post below.
Thank you to everyone who filled out CMI's LGBTQ+ survey earlier this year. CMI sent a press release about their findings: some brands are doing best with LGBTQ+ community, ability to respond to COVID-19, a majority of LGBTQ+ people surveyed plan to vote in November, and more.

ATTENTION LGBT Business Owners : Join the Music City Center for an interactive session on how to become more successful in public procurement. This virtual workshop is on  Tuesday, July 14th at 9:30 am . Register using the link below.

Nashville Soccer Club and the Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce are joining forces to raise funds by launching a commemorative Pride patch in celebration of the LGBT community. Members of the Nashville LGBT Chamber can offer a discount to Pride patch holders. Individuals will bring their patch into your business in exchange for a discount on your goods and/or services. Fill out the form below to get involved in this program and grab your patch today!

You still have time to grab a Pride shirt from our member  NashvilleTN Store ! They are selling "I Believe In Nashville" pride shirts. 25% of proceeds of the shirt will go to the Nashville LGBT Chamber Foundation. Don't miss out!

In celebration of Pride@Home and in partnership with  Batch, the Nashville LGBT Chamber, Nashville Pride, and the   Nashville Scene offer our special edition PRIDE BOX.
Sales end Tuesday, July 7th. Don't miss out!

Have you tried  Diskin Cider  Daydream yet? This prickly pear rose cider is perfect for summer AND proceeds benefit the Nashville LGBT Chamber Foundation! Stop by the cidery or any of the locations below to grab yours today!

Join us for AM Brewing Up Business on Thursday, July 9th at 9 am. Grab a cup of coffee and make connections with chamber and community members!

Our next traditional happy hour will be on Thursday, July 16th at 5:30 pm. Don't miss this opportunity to make connections and have some fun!

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