Hartland chamber steps up to pandemic challenges

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HARTLAND — When the going got tough during the coronavirus pandemic, the Hartland Chamber of Commerce got going. Chamber President Lynn Minturn shares how the organization worked with businesses in Hartland to help them navigate the challenges the pandemic created. Even though the world remains uncertain, the Hartland Chamber of Commerce is organizing events to help bring people to businesses. Minturn shared what’s happening with the chamber of commerce and the business community in Hartland.FREEMAN: How are businesses doing in Hartland? What are they doing to recover from the pandemic?MINTURN: The Midwest work ethic kicked in immediately and businesses pivoted early on.Restaurants implemented take-out and curbside delivery which is still crucial today, added outdoor space where available and added phone lines to accommodate these changes. As we move into cooler weather, these options remain viable along with indoor seating as restaurants have taken great care to follow guidelines stressing mask policies, social distancing and sanitization. There have been no known cases of COVID being contracted at these establishments. Retail shops have added online stores, implemented touchless pay systems and changed product lines or product focus. For example, Our Quilting Workshop reached out to the community to support …

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