“It’s been a rough year for the lodging industry,” said Michelle Hornick-Crowley, president of the Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce. “Some of the hotels had a zero to 10% occupancy. The lodging industry has had an unusually high burden.”
The Carlisle chamber’s website is now set up to receive donations for a local version of the PA 30 Day Fund, a program set up and administered by business groups in the state as a mutual aid effort during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"This is the worst time for something like this to hit these family business owners," said Glenn White, executive director of the Downtown Carlisle Association.
Dough & Arrows, which specializes in edible cookie dough, ice cream, ice cream pies, cheesecakes and baked goods, will move into 105 N. Hanover St., the building next to Redd’s Smokehouse BBQ.
“Most of your restaurant owners, tavern owners, I mean they're not looking for a handout,” Moran said. “They'd much rather fully operate, but they understand right now with the virus that it's contagious, and these restrictions are there for public health reasons.”
Promising news about a coronavirus vaccine has small business owners feeling more upbeat despite cases of the virus surging in many parts of the U.S.
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Former competitive cyclist and Carlisle native Heidi Yakowski started her business when she realized there was a need for riding jerseys made specifically for women.
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The Bentonville, Arkansas-based company said that currently about 65% its more than 5,000 stores and clubs are located in areas where there is already some form of government mandate on face coverings.
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The chain reported its quarterly sales dropped 49% due to temporary store closures amid the pandemic. Online sales soared 82%.
TyBot, an autonomous rebar tying robot, is being used to help build an new bridge on Orrs Bridge Road in Hampden Township over the Conodoguinet Creek as part of Cumberland County’s initiative to replace aging bridges.
Shoppers are returning to downtown Carlisle businesses a week after Cumberland County moved into the yellow phase, and business owners are optimistic the trend will continue.
Carlisle Borough Council considered a range of options to assist downtown businesses recover from COVID-19 related closures, including turning the East Louther Street parking lot into an outdoor space for businesses.
Small and often family-owned businesses that make up Carlisle’s downtown have faced challenges throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
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A family of a Walmart worker who died of complications from COVID-19 sued the company, accusing managers of a Chicago-area store of not doing enough to protect its workers.
The CDC put together so-called “decision trees” for at least seven types of organizations: schools, camps, childcare centers, religious facilities, mass transit systems, workplaces, and bars/restaurants.
Stay-at-home orders generated deliveries to people’s homes but not enough to offset the higher costs and a drop in business deliveries.
There are caveats for reopening any region of the state: The number of COVID-19 tests that will be made available, the ability to conduct contact tracing and data over the next two weeks that could show a potential growth in confirmed cases.
Among those whose households have experienced a layoff, 78% believe those former jobs will definitely or probably return.
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