PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

Date:                  07/15/2020
News Contact:  Suzannah Moore-Hemann, Executive Director, (541) 963-8588, Director@VisitUnionCounty.org

Union County Chamber of Commerce has KN95 Masks for Distribution to Small Businesses within City of La Grande

La Grande, Oregon – In conjunction with the Union County Board of Commissioners, Union County Incident Command and the City of La Grande, the Union County Chamber of Commerce has received a shipment of 2,000 KN95 masks to distribute to any small businesses (50 employees or less) within the La Grande city limits.  The supply of masks to distribute to businesses within the City of La Grande went to the Union County Chamber of Commerce for distribution.  Businesses in all other cities will get their masks directly from the respective City Halls.

Masks are available to any businesses by calling (541-963-8588) or emailing (Info@VisitUnionCounty.org) to arrange for pickup or delivery to aid businesses in compliance with new face mask regulations as well as to further promote the health, safety and wellbeing of fellow citizens and patrons.  “We understand the financial and social difficulty the new requirements can be to the businesses and citizens within our communities,” Executive Director of the Union County Chamber of Commerce Suzannah Moore-Hemann said of the new regulations.  “We’re incredibly grateful the Union County Incident Command identified the Chamber as an outlet to aid in getting masks out to the business and economic environment.”

“During these unprecedented and challenging times, we face, it is so uplifting to work together to support and promote the businesses and communities within and throughout the County,” Moore-Hemann added.  Any small business with less than 50 employees in Union County is eligible to receive these masks, free of charge, for their employees, customers and clients by contacting the Union County Chamber of Commerce for La Grande businesses as well as their respective City Hall Offices.

The Union County Chamber of Commerce is a 501c6 not-for-profit organization which has contracts with the City of La Grande and Union County to aid in the management of tourism promotion.  This tri-entity partnership allows the Chamber the opportunity to aid in community support and development projects and assist in promoting the business environment.

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