The Putnam Chamber is constantly watching for updates to share with you. We are taking precautions, but our mission remains the same – promoting, supporting and retaining business in the county. The health and wellness of our members and community is extremely important to us. Chamber related activities are suspended, but we can be reached anytime by email or phone. To call the office use (304) 757-6510, ext. 1. Below we have complied some resources you might find helpful.
You can also make an appointment with us by clicking here.
SAFER at HOME
On May 4, Governor Justice lifted the Stay at Home order directing all WV residents to stay home and limit movement outside of their homes beyond essentials needs and replaced it with the SAFER AT HOME ORDER.
Putnam Reopening Resources
Governor Justice has released guidance for businesses as we begin the reopen process. Follow the links below to read more.
Link for full plan – West Virginia Strong – The Comeback
- Guidance for West Virginia Small Businesses with fewer than 10 employees
- A guide to safely opening our restaurants through takeaway service & outdoor dining
- Religious entities and funeral homes
- Babershops, Salons, ect.
Return to Work Checklist for Employers
Brian Moore, Partner at Dinsmore and Putnam Chamber Board Member, has provided us with a checklist for employers to review as we begin the reopening process. The check list can be viewed below by following the link below.
Purchasing Protective Equipment Locally
The Chamber is compiling a list of places you can purchase protective equipment locally. If you provide a product that other members might need when reopening please email that information firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cotton Masks from Tri-State Industrial Supply
Washable cotton masks available at $5 per mask. Approximately 1 week wait time. Please note these are for general coverage and are not rated. To order call Logan Hunt at (304) 553-7180 or email email@example.com.
HCS – NanoSeptic Self- Cleaning Surfaces
Hospitality Cleaning Solutions (HCS) is offering Chamber members the opportunity order this new product that can be used on door handles, push doors, teller areas at banks, restaurants when ordering etc. See all options here. Contact HCS to order at (304) 757-9392
Glass Protectors Available from Creative Kitchens
Creative Kitchens is taking orders for glass protectors multiple sizes available. Examples and pricing can be seen by click here. For more information call (304) 529-2537.
DIY Cloth Face Coverings
Here is a link from the CDC on DIY face masks.
Appalachian Pest Control Offering Disinfection Services
Call (304) 522-7770 to setup an appointment or visit their website.
Servpro offering Chamber Members Discount on Disinfection Services
More information can be found here. Call (304) 755-9510 to setup appointment.
Has Your Facility Been Closed?
West Virginia America Water Provides Guidance on Flushing Pipes
See guide here on how to properly flush pipes in preparation of reopening your business location.
Sharing the news that you have reopened
Social Media Post
Click here to download the “now open” social media badge you can post on any and all social media accounts to let the community know you are open and a member of the Putnam Chamber. Below you will also find some suggestions for what to include in the message.
- List any updated hours. If you are back at normal business hours, just say that.
- Any modified procedures customers should know.
- Remember to keep it simple and short!
Signage for front Door or Window
Click here to download a sign you can print and post on your door, just fill in your business name in the box at the top! This will let customers know you are open and have taken these proper steps for safety.
If you have any trouble downloading these materials please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are links with the most up to date information on COVID-19:
- West Virginia’s Department of Health and Human Resources
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Putnam County Health Department.
Financial Assistance for Businesses
- Small Business Administration
- WV Workforce/Unemployment
- WV Development Office COVID-19 Info Page
- US Treasury
- WV Tax Department