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Task Force to Promote Businesses With Directory; Spend Local Campaign

Post Date:05/01/2020 11:17 AM

Graphic that says "Spend Local. Melbourne We're Back in Business" 

The City of Melbourne, Melbourne Regional Chamber, Melbourne Main Street, Eau Gallie Arts District, and Orlando Melbourne International Airport (MLB) have joined forces in a collaborative effort to help market Melbourne’s local businesses when they begin to re-open. 
 
The “Melbourne: Back in Business” campaign will consist of various elements including signage and outdoor advertising, digital media marketing, and social media promotions to help revive Melbourne’s economy by encouraging area consumers to spend local. Tool kits and resources will also be available for businesses and consumers that will include recommended safe practices and up-to-date information. 

Governor’s Plan Unveiled

On April 29, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Safe, Smart, Step-By-Step Plan to Reopen Florida. Phase 1 of the plan will begin on Monday, May 4, and will allow the re-opening of restaurants and retail establishments at 25% capacity. Restaurants may also offer outdoor seating with 6' of space between tables.* Medical services, including elective procedures, surgical centers, office surgery centers, dental offices, orthodontic offices, endodontic office and other health care practitioners' offices may fully re-open. Phase 2 of the plan will begin once the Governor determines it is suitable to continue re-opening and after fully considering medical data in consultation with state health officials. (For details see the Florida Division of Emergency Management website.) 

Melbourne Businesses: Join the Online Directory NOW

Preparations for the Melbourne Back in Business campaign are underway. One of the components of the campaign will be an online directory that residents can use to easily get in touch with their favorite local businesses to find out if they are open, what their current operating hours are, or to place orders or requests for service. 
 
Any business located in Melbourne is invited and encouraged to participate. Please fill out our online Business Directory Submission form to create your business’s listing. 

Questions? 

Please e-mail community.development@mlbfl.org.

*Restaurants that do not already have approved outdoor seating should contact Community Development for the application and process: community.development@mlbfl.org

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