During the unprecedented COVID-19 Pandemic the Yountville Chamber of Commerce is continuing its mission of enriching the vibrancy of our community. With in-person traditional networking off the table we are convening virtual meetings with our industries.
Below is a summary of how our businesses are coping with Shelter at Home and ideas for moving forward into the future.
Updated: Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 2:30 p.m.
Reallocating Hospitality Employees to Keep them Employed
- Work on special projects
- Wine Production
- Vineyard Maintenance
- Several Wineries have transitioned all their hospitality staff to production staff
E-Commerce Sales are up for Wineries and Tasting Rooms
- Promotions are offered on shipping costs
- Promotion on a portion of sales going to a nonprofit
- Example: Bell Wine Cellars https://www.facebook.com/BellWine/videos/891228834675657/
- Jessup Cellars is offering personalized virtual tastings when you purchase 6 or more bottles
- For a list of virtual tasting offers click here
Save Your Virtual Content You’re Creating Now
- And if you haven’t made any, start now!
- The reopening is going to take a while and people will be researching their trips.
- Also, this is in anticipation of the upcoming PSPS’s
Restaurants are Remaining Open for Takeout & Delivery
- For a full list of Yountville Restaurants open for delivery click here
- Restaurants want to serve the community during this time
- Take out seems to be getting busier each week
Support for the Community
- Hill Family is donating 20% of all profits to Feed America
- Mira Winery released their SIP Program: Watch Here
- Round Pond is donating food from their gardens to North Bay Food Banks
- Constellation (Robert Mondavi and The Prisoner Wine Company) has committed financial resources to COVID-Relief efforts
- Many restaurants are working with different community partners to provide meals
- Sales are going back to the employees when possible
How the Chamber is Supporting our Businesses
- Weekly communication dedicated to COVID-19 Updates
- Chamber is working on scheduling webinars during COVID-19 with relevant topics to our business community
- Looking into new measures to make Yountville a “safe space” for visitors when we are ready to reopen
- Continue to convenu businesses together on a weekly and bi-weekly basis
- Continue to send out fact based reliable information regarding COVID-19
- Create a plan for 21 Days to Open and 14 Days to Open
Things to Think About for Reopening
- Creatively looking at your space with the expectation that the orders will require either 50% capacity or 6’ of space, yet to be determined
- Masks and gloves will likely be a requirement for employees, stock up and order now, consider logo masks
- Encourage private appointments/experiences
- Once we know more, we will share with you!
If you are interested in attending a virtual committee meeting please reach out to Elizabeth Hecock, Director of Membership & Sales, at firstname.lastname@example.org