Chamber Staff

THE WEEKLY CATALYST : SPECIAL EDITION PART FIVE March 20, 2020

This Just In

The new ‘MESSAGES FROM THE CEO’ blog on our Chamber website is great place to access all of these Daily Catalyst updates and resources. You can access it on the FRONT PAGE of the Chamber website : www.carmelchamber.org AND HERE IS THE DIRECT LINK!
 
GRID OF NEW FEDERAL LEGISLATION HR 6201 : Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Click here to download a basic grid of information regarding the new federal legislation that was signed by the President on Wednesday.
 
SBA DISASTER LOANS
Loans Applications are NOW AVAILABLE for Monterey County Business!! APPLY HERE.
 
CITY OF CARMEL UPDATE
Watch City Administrator Chip Rerig & Chief Tomasi’s Thursday, March 19th, Daily Update Video

THE APPLAUSE SECTION

The Community has already begun it’s efforts to pull together; therefore, we are going to start highlighting those who have gone above and beyond to make the best out of a bad situation. Welcome to THE APPLAUSE SECTION.
 
BARAK LAUB/ CARMELFUN: In response to this crisis, Barak created a website (www.helpmonterey.com) listing volunteer opportunities, resources for people who need help, and more as they develop. “I think this is a great place to aggregate the resources available for the community as well as an outlet for people to help others. If you know of businesses who are providing free services or who need volunteers please let me know. The more people who know about it and share information the greater an asset it can be.” baraklaub@gmail.com
 
KAZU: Thank you KAZU for highlighting one of our local businesses, Stationaery, in your recent article/radio broadcast here. A great example of how our businesses are stretching their creativity to stay open and vital at this time.
 
MONTEREY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION & MONTEREY PENINSULA FOUNDATION:
The Community Foundation for Monterey County and the MontereyPeninsula Foundation have created the COVID-19 Relief Fund. The fund will address the immediate and longer-term needs of our region’s most vulnerable residents.
“By being proactive during times of uncertainty, we can come together to respond to the evolving needs of our diverse community.” – Dan Baldwin, CFMC President/CEO
100% of donations will support nonprofits aiding those affected by the impact of the Coronavirus in Monterey County. Donate Now.
 
JOHN PLASTINI: Mr. Plastini is a property manager for several properties in town, including the Doud Arcade. This Monday John met with all of his tenants and explained how he was going to work WITH them to accommodate their financial needs during this time. Thank you John for understanding the crisis of small businesses at this time and for being willing to step in and act as a leader in our community.
 
RIO GRILL: The owner of Rio Grill, Tony Tollner, when forced to close, sent all the leftover food in his restaurant home with his employees. Every little bit helps at times like these, so Thank you Tony for your leadership.
 
CITY OF CARMEL: The City of Carmel is waiving all parking fees during this time and allowing restaurants tasteful signage in front of their shops for curbside pickup. Thank you to the City for recognizing this need and relaxing their restrictions during this time to help our small businesses.
 
COUNCILMAN JEFF BARON: Jeff is working with a group of residents to identify the top 100 most at risk Carmelites, so that neighbors can help neighbors during this time. Thank you Jeff Baron for this important work and your leadership.
 
CARMEL CHAMBER BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Thank you to this dynamic group of leaders for meeting virtually Wednesday morning and discussing the status of business in the village at this time. This group worked diligently to contact our elected state legislature to make certain MONTEREY COUNTY was placed on the eligibility list for SBA Disaster Loan Assistance, AND IT WORKED!!! This committee, which normally meets once a month will be meeting virtually each week until we are through this trying time. We will keep you updated.
 
**SEND US YOUR STORIES AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO HIGHLIGHT**

AT&T OFFERS ADDED RELIEF FOR CUSTOMERS
 
AT&T is offering added relief for customers to help you stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Consistent with the FCC Chairman Pai’s “Keep American’s Connected Pledge” announced today and concerns raised by members of Congress, which we share, AT&T is proud to support our customers by pledging that, for the next 60 days, we will:
  1. Not terminate the service of any wireless, home phone or broadband, residential or small business customer because of their inability to pay their bill due to disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
  2. Waive any late payments fees that any wireless, home phone or broadband, residential or small business customer may incur because of economic hardship related to the coronavirus pandemic.
  3. Keep our public wifi hotspots open for any American who needs them.
To provide further relief and support, AT&T announced:
  • Unlimited AT&T Home Internet
  • Helping you Work & Learn Remotely
  • Distance Learning
  • Serving Those Who Serve
See their full message here.
 
COMCAST COMMERCIAL SPECIAL OFFER FOR RESTAURANTS
 
Our local Comcast representative, Danielle Price, has informed the Chamber that they will offer 0:15 commercials for $350 for restaurants to promote they are open for carry out & no min spend.
 
Contact Danielle directly if interested: dpricepa@gmail.com
 
AN EXTRA SPECIAL OFFER FOR SMALL BUSINESSES
 
In light of the almost hourly changes and the ever-increasing impact to small businesses, we have decided to offer support and make the focus of this 2-hour VIRTUAL Branding Workshop on how you can maximize your brand impact, differentiate as much as possible and make yourself even more valuable to your clients and their needs right now. So as much focused on current climate as possible. 
And we’ve decided to make it totally FREE to small business owners.
If we can provide something valuable that might just help and at a time small business owners may have a bit more time to be creative, then we’re more than happy to do so. 
MONDAY, MARCH 30th, 8-10AM -or- WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1st, 4-6PM
 
Lesley Everett
CEO Walking TALL Training & Consulting, Inc. 
Award-winning International Keynote Speaker | Brand Coach | Author | President of Global Speakers Federation 2014
 
‘Putting values back in business’

HELP SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BUSINESSES WHO ARE OPEN FOR YOU DURING THIS TIME!

Our team continues to reach out to our members to get information on the current status of their businesses. Please be advised this is not a comprehensive list, and is subject to change by the hour. We will be updating this list as we receive more information. We are focusing on restaurants, retail who have online stores and/or gift certificates available and a few other sectors which are broadly used by the community.IF YOU DON’T SEE YOUR BUSINESS LISTED or if the information listed has changed, please send us an email and we will update on a daily basis: ceo@carmelchamber.orgWe will also be sharing information through our FB & Instagram channels, so if you don’t already follow the Chamber on social media, please do!AND- THE CEO BLOG on our Chamber website is another place to access all of these Daily Catalyst updates. You can access it on the FRONT PAGE of the Chamber website called “Messages from the CEO”: www.carmelchamber.org AND HERE IS THE DIRECT LINK!In the meantime, see below!

SHOPPING/RETAIL

AMELIA’S GIFTS: Temporarily Closed.
AMI: ONLINE STORE!
ANNE FONTAINE: ONLINE STORE!
ANNE THULL FINE ART DESIGNS: Call for Shipping Options 831-293-8190
AQUA WELLNESS DAY SPA: Temporarily Closed.
B&G Jewelers: Temporarily Closed.
BEACHWOOD HOME: Temporarily Closed.
BEE, BARK & MOSS: ONLINE STORE!
BENNETT SCULPTURE GALLERY: Call for Shipping Options (831) 626-3054
BIG SUR CANNA+BOTANICALS: Call for pick up (831) 224-3075
BIG SUR RIVER INN & GENERAL STORE & BURRITO BAR: Open 8AM-7PM. Call 831-667-2743
BITNER ‘THE PLEASURE OF WRITING’: ONLINE STORE!
BHODY: ONLINE STORE!
BLACK BIRD ART & DEISGN: Temporarily Closed.
BRUNO’S MARKET & DELI: Open as an essential service business 7AM-8PM. DELIVERY available if you call before 11AM, to all for groceries and carry out items (to most local areas – can call to confirm) Orders over $35.00 is $2.50 Under $35.00 – $7.00 or can call ahead and order/pay for curbside delivery. 831-624-3821
BURNS COWBOY SHOP: ONLINE STORE!
CALHOUN ESTATE JEWELERS: ONLINE STORE!
CARMEL ACE HARDWARE: Open for business as usual. ONLINE STORE!
CARMEL BAY COMPANY: Temporarily Closed.
CARMEL DRUG STORE: Pharmacy Open MON-FRI 9AM-6PM, Retail Daily 8AM-6PM, Delivery and Curbside Service. ONLINE STORE! Call for info (831) 624-3819.
CARMEL HIGHLANDS GENERAL STORE: Call for info 831-624-7851
CARMEL MAIL, LLC: Open MON-FRI Noon – 4PM. Call 831-574-8410.
CARMEL OFFICE SUPPLY & BUSINESS CENTER: Open MON-SAT 9:30AM-5:30PM, SAT 11AM-5PM. Call 831-624-1800
CARRIGG’S of CARMEL: ONLINE STORE! Call for info (831) 620-1000
CAYEN JEWELERS: ONLINE STORE! for info (831) 626-2722
CCM&E DESTINATION SERVICES: Available for all private transportation needs. Also available for all future group bookings. Call 831-646-5952
CLASSIC ART GALLERY: ONLINE STORE! Call for info 831-625-0464
COAST CARMEL: Temporarily Closed.
CORNUCOPIA COMMUNITY MARKET: Open for business as usual MON-FRI 9AM-7PM, SAT-SUN 10AM-6PM. Call for info 831-625-1454
DELIA BRADFORD FINE ARTS: ONLINE STORE! FREE SHIPPING! Call 831-601-4957
DIGGIDY DOG: ONLINE STORE! Call for info 831-625-1585
EARTHBOUND FARMS: Open for business as usual. No salad bar. Call for info 831-625-6219
ELIZABETHW: ONLINE STORE!
FJØRN SCANDINAVIAN at the Pine Inn Hotel: Call (408) 627-0123. ONLINE STORE! Offering free local home delivery/UPS Shipping to customers throughout the Monterey Bay Area.
FOURTANE: ONLINE STORE! Call for info 831-624-4684
GALLERY MAR CARMEL: ONLINE STORE! Call for info 831-624-2000, or by email.
HEAVEN: Message the store through their Instagram account for orders. Call for info (831) 624-6550
HERA BRIDAL: Email: contact@herabridal.com
HESSELBEIN’S JEWELERS: ONLINE STORE! Call for info 831-625-2522
HOUSE OF CARDOON: ONLINE STORE! Call for info 831-204-0438
KATHY SHARPE STUDIO & GALLERY: Call for info 831-915-5052
KERRY LEE REMARKABLE JEWELRY: Temporarily Closed.
KHAKI’S MEN’S CLOTHIER OF CARMEL: ONLINE STORE! Call for info (831) 664-8106
KOCEK JEWELER, INC: Closed until further notice. ONLINE STORE!
J.MCLAUGHLIN: Closed through April 8th. ONLINE STORE!
JOINING HANDS BENEFIT SHOP: Temporarily Closed.
KRIS KRINGLE OF CARMEL: Temporarily Closed. Working on ONLINE STORE.
LADYFINGERS JEWELRY: ONLINE STORE! Call for info 831-624-2327
LAND & SEA GOLF: ONLINE STORE! Call for info (831) 293-7200
LAUB’S COUNTRY STORE/CARMEL CLASSICS: Temporarily Closed.
LLOYD’S SHOES: Closed until further notice. ONLINE STORE!
LOPEZ LIQUORS & FINE WINES: Open for business as usual 9AM-10PM.
MAD DOGS & ENGLISHMEN BIKE SHOP: Open for business 9AM-5PM, discounted weekly bike rentals, call ahead. Guided tours suspended. ONLINE STORE! Call for info (831) 250-7687 or email info@maddogscarmel.com
NATALI BARONI: ONLINE STORE! Call for info 805-451-0195
NIELSEN BROS. MARKET & DELI: Open for business as usual 7AM-8:30PM. Delivery Options Available to all. Delivery charge based on distance traveled. Call 831-624-6441
OLIVIER-BY-THE-SEA: ONLINE STORE! or Call in Orders to Pick Up (831) 574-8045
OPTIQUE AMERICA: Temporarily Closed.
PAK MAIL: Open MON-FRI 9AM-4:30PM, SAT 10AM-2PM. Call 831-626-8100.
PALOMAS HOME FURNISHINGS: ONLINE STORE! Call for info 831-624-6120
PAMPLEMOUSSE: Temporarily Closed.
PARTS UNKNOWN: ONLINE STORE! Call for info 831-626-6323
PATRICK JAMES: ONLINE STORE! Call for info 831-620-0167
PATRICIA QUALLS ART STUDIO: Call for info (831) 245-8076
PILGRIM’S WAY BOOKSTORE & SECRET GARDEN: Call & place a book or retail item order! (831) 624-4955
PHOTOGRAPHY WEST GALLERY: ONLINE STORE. Call for info 831-625-1587
QUAIL & OLIVE:  Open Monday-Saturday’s from 12-5. On Sundays we will be selling at the CV farmers market held in the Safeway parking lot in Mid Valley from 10-2 pm.Stocked with oils, vinegars, pastas, pasta sauces, meal kits, pickles, and many more kitchen/ meal staples. Phone and online orders, curb side delivery, free local home deliveries, and we ship as well. Any questions please call our store: 831-659-4288
REFUGE: Temporarily Closed.
RIESER FINE ART: ONLINE STORE!
RIVER HOUSE BOOKS: Call to place a book order! (831) 626-2665
ROBIN’S JEWELRY: Temporarily Closed.
SHE: Temporarily Closed.
SOCKSHOP CARMEL/WICKS & WAX: Temporarily Closed.
SPENCERS STATIONARY: Temporarily Closed.
SYNCHRONICITY HOLISTIC: Open MON-THURS 10AM-7PM, FRI-SAT 10AM-8PM, SUN 11AM-6PM, Curbside service must be processed online.
THE BARN – A CLOTHING STORE: ONLINE STORE! Call for info 831-620-2625
THE CHEESE SHOP: Closed through April 8th, but people can Call for orders 831-625-2272, send emails to: cheeseshoporders@aol.com and to follow updates on our social medias: Twitter/Instagram @TheCheeseShop1, or Facebook -The Cheese Shop.THE CLUB: ONLINE STORE! Call for info 831-625-1645
THE CROSSROADS JEWELER: Closed for a few weeks
THE HEARTH SHOP: Temporarily Closed.
THE RAW CONNECTION: Open Daily 10AM-6PM. ONLINE STORE! Call for info 831-626-7555
THE TREADMILL: Call, email, will deliver 831-624-4112
THINKER TOYS: ONLINE STORE! Call for info 831-624-0441
THOMAS KINKADE SIGNATURE GALLERY: STUDIO IN THE GARDEN: Closed through April 8th.
TIFFANY & CO. : ONLINE STORE! Call for info 831-626-4040
TOMMY BAHAMA: ONLINE STORE!
TRIO CARMEL: Temporarily Closed.
TWO SISTERS DESIGNS: Call for orders 831-625-1203
UPS STORE of CARMEL: Open for business as usual. MON-FRI 8:30AM-6:30PM, SAT 9AM-5PM.
VINEYARD VINES: ONLINE STORE!
VIVIEN Z HANDMADE LEATHER: ONLINE STORE!
WELL SCENTS: Call for info (831) 747-4471
WESTON GALLERY, THE: ONLINE STORE! Call for info (831) 624-4453.
YELLOW BRICK ROAD BENEFIT SHOP: Closed through April 8th.
YOUR MAITRE D’ LIMOUSINE: Open for business. Available for all private transportation needs to assist with doctors appointments, etc. Call 831-624-1717
DINING

Check out our member restaurants who have Carry Out/Take Out/To Go & Delivery options!!!

5th AVENUE DELI: Call ahead for pick up orders between 9AM-2PM, 831-625-2688
AABHA INDIAN CUISINE: Carry out Available with 10%off, 11:30AM-7:30PM – call 831-250-5940
ALLEGROS PIZZERIA: Carry-out & Delivery Available. Call 831-626-5454
ANTON & MICHEL: Temporarily Closed.
A.W. SCHUCKS COCKTAIL & OYSTER BAR: Temporarily Closed.
BASIL SEASONAL DINING: To Go with Curbside Delivery & Delivery Available via Grubhub or DoorDash. Lunch Available until 2PM, Dinner 4-9PM, Pre-oder and receive a special surprise at pick up. 50% off pre-order bottles of wine. Call for info 831-626-8226
BROPHY’S TAVERN: Carryout & Curbside Available 11AM-7PM. Delivery Available within 1 mile. Call 831-586-5566
CAFE CARMEL BAKERY & ICE CREAM: Temporarily Closed.
CALIFORNIA MARKET AT PACIFIC’S EDGE: Carry Out Available. Call 831-622-5450
CARMEL BISTRO GIOVANNI: Carry Out w/ Curbside Delivery Available. 15% off with Chef’s choice dessert per order. 3:30-8:30PM, Call 831-626-6003
CARMEL COFFEE HOUSE & ROASTING COMPANY: Temporarily Closed.
CARMEL POKE COMPANY: Temporarily Closed.
CARMEL VALLEY ROASTING COMPANY: Beans & Brewed Coffee available at local markets.
CATCH RESTAURANT: Temporarily Closed.
CANTINETTA LUCA: Temporarily Closed.
CHINA DELIGHT RESTAURANT: Carry Out Available as well as Doorbell Dining for delivery. Call 831-625-3367
COFFEE BANK: Temporarily Closed.
CULTURA: Temporarily Closed.
DAMETRA CAFE: 11AM- 9PM.To Go Orders Available as well as Delivery to local Carmel area through the restaurant and via Doorbell Dining, DoorDash & Uber Eats. Call for info 831-622-7766
ETAS UNIS FRENCH AMERICAN BISTRO: Temporarily Closed.
FLAHERTY’S SEAFOOD GRILL & OYSTER BAR: Carry Out available as well as Delivery through DoorBell Dining. Call 831-625-1500
FLYING FISH GRILL: Temporarily Closed.
FOLKTALE WINERY & VINEYARDS: Take out & Delivery (free in Carmel area) from Noon -8PM. New takeaway menu ONLINE. 831-293-7500.
GRASING’S: Curbside Delivery of To Go Orders & Home Delivery in CBTS. 11AM-7PM. Special to go menu available with online ordering. Full bottles of wine, spirits, beer for pick up and home delivery. Call 831-624-6562
GUSTOS HANDCRAFTED PASTA & PIZZA: To Go Orders. Call 831-899-5825
HOG’S BREATH INN: Temporarily Closed.
IL FORNAIO: Temporarily Closed.
IL GRILLO: Temporarily Closed.
KATY’S PLACE: Temporarily Closed.
LA BALENA: Temporarily Closed.
LA BICYCLETTE RESTAURANT: Temporarily Closed.
LITTLE NAPOLI BISTRO ITALIANO: Temporarily Closed. Please call Vesuvio for Delivery.
MOUNTAIN MIKE’S PIZZA: Carry out & Delivery Available. Call 831-624-1007
PATISSERIE BOISSIERE: Temporarily Closed.
PESCADERO: Take out & Curbside Pick Up Available, 20% discount. Call 831-624-7400. Online Ordering NOW available.
PORTABELLA: Temporarily Closed.
RISE + ROAM: Take Out & Delivery Available, as well as home delivery (Free in Carmel Area) 11AM-8PM. Call 831-574-2900
RIO GRILL: Temporarily Closed.
ROCKY POINT RESTAURANT: Temporarily Closed.
ROUX: Temporarily Closed.
SEVENTH & DOLORES: Temporarily Closed. Free Delivery to Carmel, Carmel Valley & Carmel Highlands. 10AM-6PM.Items Shows on website & Facebook. Selling Niman Ranch steaks and bottles of wine for curbside pick up. Call 831-293-7600.
STATIONAERY: Carry-out & Delivery WED-SUN 9AM-7PM. Online ordering NOW available. Call 831-250-7183
SUR AT THE BARNYARD: Temporarily Closed.
TERRY’S LOUNGE: Carry Out Available. Call 831-620-7454
THE CROSSROADS BBQ: Carry out Available, as well as Doorbell Dining for delivery. Call 831-250-7616. ONLINE ordering SOON.
THE FORGE IN THE FOREST: Carry Out Available, with all wine 20% off. Delivery via GrubHub. Call for info 831-624-2233
THE MISSION RANCH: Carry Out Available Pick Up or Curbside Delivery. 5-9PM, Full Menu. Call 831-625-9040
THE POCKET: Restaurant Grand Opening Pending.
TOMMY’S WOK: Carry Out Available. Call 831-624-8518
TUCK BOX: To Go Available. Call 831-624-6365
VESUVIO: Carry Out & Delivery from 5PM-8PM. Delivery to Carmel Area (can call to verify if your area covered) OR Door Dash also available. Call 831-625-1766
VILLAGE CORNER: Carry Out Available, as well as Delivery via DoorBell Dining. Call 831-624-3588
YEAST OF EDEN: Temporarily Closed. ONLINE BEER SALES soon.

WINERIES/TASTING ROOMS: VIRTUALLY ALL have ONLINE STORES for purchasing, and many are waiving shipping fees!!!

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