In the last few weeks, COVID-19 restrictions have affected every person in every industry in one way or another. Small businesses seemed to be hit particularly hard. If you’re like us, you want to help support them through this difficult time. But how do you know which Basking Ridge businesses are open right now? Patch.com and a local Basking Ridge resident offer a couple of options for you to stay informed.
Which Basking Ridge Businesses Are Open for Business?
Patch.com reached out to all Basking Ridge business owners early in April to help them compile a list of which businesses were staying open during the pandemic. As the weeks progressed, their list grew longer. Whenever a new business owner contacts them, they add their info to the list for the public to receive the most up-to-date information available. This list includes the names, addresses, contact info, type of business, hours, and various ways to support the business. Check back often as this list changes all the time.
Still Open App
Ron DePasquale, a local resident, wondered what he could do to support local Basking Ridge businesses during the pandemic. He created the Still Open app to help residents of Basking Ridge and the surrounding areas find out which businesses remained open so that patrons knew where they could go. Click on the business you’re interested in and it provides you the type of business, what services they offer, and any extra information the business deems helpful.
Another great way to help the small businesses you love the most is to purchase prepaid gift cards. This infuses the business with money right now to help them pay their employees and keep the lights on while times are slow. Then, the gift card holder gets to use it in the future when restrictions lift and we return to a “business as usual” environment…or whatever the new “usual” looks like.
Memorial Day Parade Goes Virtual
Earlier this week, officials announced that the public 2020 Memorial Day Parade will be canceled. In its place, they plan to host a virtual parade and ceremony to honor our fallen heroes. Simply visit the Bernards Township website on Monday, May 25th for a moment of remembrance.
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