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February 15, 2021

Vaccine, federal funding, hiring: New survey reveals impact of COVID-19 on local business

We’re taking a closer look at some new survey results detailing the impacts of COVID-19 on local businesses.

More than 250 local businesses took part in the most recent Central Coast Coalition of Chambers’ COVID-19 business impact survey.

It’s a snapshot into the state of business during the purple tier.

“I think the most interesting part was that we’re starting to see a ray of hope in our business owners,” said Jim Dantona, Chair of the Central Coast Coalition of Chambers.

The survey reveals 26% of businesses are open in greater capacity in February compared to December.


February 14, 2021

In Purple Tier, 26% more businesses report being able to reopen

The Central Coast Coalition of Chambers has released results from their bi-monthly survey on COVID-19 impacts to businesses. Since May, nearly 2,900 businesses between San Miguel and Solvang have responded, allowing the Coalition to track sentiment and changes over the nine-month period.

The most recent bi-monthly survey ran from February 1-12, with the Regional Stay-at-Home order being lifted January 25. Respondents were asked to share their overall sentiment, changes in revenue and comfort level in regards to the vaccine.


February 8, 2021

SLO County businesses eye bright future with return to normalcy

The COVID-19 pandemic has emptied lifelong savings of business owners across the nation, and the same goes for some right here on the Central Coast. As vaccination efforts ramp up and a turn in the right direction could be around the corner, we look at the future of business in San Luis Obispo County.

“We really got to a point of make or break for our businesses,” said Jim Dantona, President and CEO of the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce, on the state of business during the second stay-at-home order.