Investor Tips and Updates in Response to COVID-19

Here are some tips and advice from Chamber Investors in what changes you might have to make in response to the coronavirus; as well as information from local businesses in what they are doing differently. If you're a Chamber Investor and would like information listed, email chamber@bgchamber.net.

Updates & Tips:

BiG Fab Lab and Skyrocket Marketing

The BiG Fab Lab and Skyrocket Marketing have partnered to provide fabric face masks and face shields at competitive prices. View the options and pricing here.


CIFT

They have launched the Ohio Emergency PPE Makers' Exchange, an online marketplace where organizations that need PPE and related equipment can find a wide selection offered by Ohio manufacturers.


CMC Group

They have medical grade thermometer available for purchase. They are suitable for quick measurements and are battery powered. They will be available on May 18th.


Efficiency Smart

They can help your business evaluate your energy use while your business is adapting a change in operations. They provide services to help lower your electric costs without the need of in-person meetings.


Elite Collegiate Apparel

They have reusable anti-microbial double layer cotton adjustable masks available for purchase. You can find them on their website.


Huntington Bank

Huntington is offering programs to consumers and businesses to bring some financial relief to those affected by COVID-19.

  • Consumer Payment Deferral Program
  • Small Business Payment Deferral Program
  • Small Business Economic Injury Disaster
  • Late Fees on Consumer Loan Suspension Program
  • Late Fees on Business Banking Loan Suspension Program
  • Repossession Halt Program
  • Suspension of Foreclosure Program

For more information on the program as well more about what Huntington is doing, read their press release here.


InTech IT Solutions

InTech has provided some guidelines to stay safe when working from home. View the guidelines here.


OhioMeansJobs

There are MANY employers in essential sectors who are looking to help impacted workers and are hiring temporary or long term employees. As OhioMeansJobs get details from employers, they are updating their   Facebook page and encourage job seekers to like and share that page with others.  OhioMeansJobs Wood County is their main source of job postings in Ohio. Locally, they have a huge need for Direct Support Professionals, companies hiring include: Trilogy, Sunshine, Riverview Industries, Bittersweet Farms, Board of DD, Viaquest, Res-Care, and REM. All have postings on OMJ or our page. Home Depot distribution center in Luckey and Warehouse in Van Buren. Walmart, Kroger, Aldi, Andersons, Panera, Betco also are seeking workers.


Spectrum Business

Spectrum is offering a free month of service plus free installation. $1,500 worth of free TV advertising to all new customers. To take advantage contact Lisa Stichler at 419-309-5008 or lisa.stichler@charter.com.

Changes in operations/hours:

ACE Hardware

Their temporary new hours are hours will be M-F 8:00am-6:00pm, Sat 11:00am-4:00pm.


Al-Mar Lanes

They are closed for bowling, but the restaurant is open for carryout orders. Their new temporary hours are Thursdays 11am-2pm and Fridays 11am-7pm. You can view their menu online, call 419-352-4637 to order.


art-a-site Gallery & Studio

They are offering Painting Parties 2 "Gogh". Participants pick-up your supplies and the classes are taught virtually through Facebook Live. Text Jessica at 419-265-0520 to participate.


Bee Gee Rental & Sales

They have adjusted their hours. Their new schedule is Mon 8:30am-4:00pm, Tues-Fri 9:00am-4:30pm & Sat 8:00am-1:00pm.


Ben's

They will be open for limited hours starting May 1 Monday through Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 12pm-4pm. The frame shop will be open 10:30am-4:30pm Monday through Saturday and closed on Sunday. They are asking customers to wear face masks and social distance as much as possible.


Better Business Bureau

If you need to contact the Better Business Bureau of Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan please call 419-578-6000. They are working from home, as are most businesses. Leave a message and they will call you back.


BiG Fab Lab

Their maker space is still open 24/7 for their members. Their public classes are closed, but you can call and check on private appointments as they have ample room to ensure social distancing. Their number is 419-971-4244.


Biotest Plasma

Their hours are shortened to 8am-5pm. Donors are asked to call ahead and they are limiting first time donors at this time. You can call them at 419-819-3068.


Bowling Green Pregnancy Center

They are open by appointment only. They do offer diapers, baby wipes, baby formula, baby clothing up to size 2T, infant bedding, and baby soap. They are in need of diapers size 5&6. You can call their office at 419-354-4673.


Brookdale Bowling Green

Brookdale's response to COVID-19.


Checkers Car Wash

They are open for "no personal contact" business. Signage has been posted for designated kiosk lanes and customer assistance instructions. 8am-9am is designated for 60 and over and/or high risk customers. The retail shop and vacuums will be closed until further notice.


Citizen's Wealth Management

They are offering support over the phone for clients with questions about the stimulus bill, tax services, retirement, and proactive planning. They are available 9am-5pm


Fastsigns of Findlay

They are open for business and will provide all the same services through email and by phone only. They are providing curbside pickup.


Habitat for Humanity of Wood County

Office visits by appointment only. They will continue to respond to phone calls or return any voicemails or emails. You can reach them at 419-353-5430 or info@wchabitat.org.


Hubbard Company

They are changing their regular delivery routes to three days. Deliveries will be dropped off at the first available location inside your building. Signatures will not be required; if you have an emergency, please call. Their number is 888-448-2227.
Monday: No deliveries
Tuesday: Local route (Defiance & Napoleon), Bowling Green, Toledo route, Oakwood, Paudling, Van Wert, Antwerp, and Fort Wayne route.
Wednesday: Local route and South route (Holgate, Hamler, Lima, Wapakoneta, and Continetal)
Thursday: Local route and North route (Bryan, Hicksville, Sherwood, Archbold, and Wauseon)
Friday: No deliveries


James D Eckert Agency Inc. - American Family Insurance

They are taking phone calls only, no walk ins. They have a drop off box for payments. Their number is 419-354-6024.


NAMI Wood County

NAMI has moved their support groups online and increased the frequency of most of the meetings to weekly.


PERRY proTECH

They will continue to provide service and supplies for all of their products just like before.  Yes, they are also working remotely but you should not notice any change from your end.  You can reach out to them for assistance at 1-800-589-7360.


Sherwin-Williams

Temporary new hours are: Monday-Friday 7am-5pm, Saturday 8am-4pm, Sunday 10am-2pm.
They are currently only taking phone orders and have curbside pickup available. Cash is not accepted. You can call them at 419-352-2168.


The Salvation Army

They are currently only conducting phone interviews and are limiting visitors in the building. They are still picking up Panera on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and are receiving a good amount of clothing donations. They are in need of toiletry items such as: toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, and shampoo. Their number is 419-352-5918.


The Union Bank

Their response to COVID-19 and the Governor's order.


Wood County District Public Library

Starting May 18, patrons can pick-up requested materials curbside at both the Bowling Green and Walbridge locations. The courier service between Ohio libraries hasn't resumed service, yet so staff will only be able to pull items that are in the building. Limits on popular formats will be in effect as well. BG patrons will be limited to ten movies; Walbridge patrons will be limited to three movies.
Pick-up hours in BG are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 9am-5pm, and Thursday, Friday, 10am-6pm.
Pick-up hours in Walbdridge are Monday, Wednesday, 9am-1pm, and Tuesday, Thursday, 2pm-6pm.


Wood County Insurance

Their office will be closed for an undecided amount of time. They will be available through email and by phone. Employees will be rotating in shifts to go into the office and work as needed.


Wood County Museum

The Museum will remain closed until further notice and is rescheduling events. Stay connected to receive the new event dates.