• Local First Springfield

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS LAUNCH NEW WEBSITE FOR BUSINESSES TO SHARE THEIR CURRENT STATUS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 18, 2020


CONTACT:

Val Yazell, City of Springfield Office of Planning and Economic Development

Josh Collins, Sangamon Springfield Growth Alliance

Chris Hembrough, The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce

Lisa Clemmons Stott, Downtown Springfield Inc

Katie Davison, Innovate Springfield | Macarthur Boulevard Association

Chris Long, Local First Springfield

Kevin Lust, Illinois Small Business Development Center at Lincoln Land College



Sangamon County - Economic development organizations in Springfield and Sangamon

County are working in tandem to help all of our businesses make it through the current

COVID-19 shutdown.


A new website, donated by a local Springfield business, will consolidate business information across Sangamon County to keep consumers apprised of the status of their favorite local businesses and their services in one, easily searchable, place.


The website is SpringfieldZoom.com. Any Sangamon County business can simply click on “Register My Business” to get started.It takes less than three minutes for a business to create a free account. Plus they can update their status as the situation changes.


For the public, they can easily search for their favorite businesses to find out their status and whether they can purchase gift certificates, get take-out, etc.


This one-stop website was built and is being donated by Springfield businesses GoWeb1 and AlertsMadeEasy.com, who built it in two days. They are donating this effort for the entire business community in Sangamon County as a free tool to help businesses and organizations quickly communicate their operational status to the public.


All of the partner economic development organizations will market this site as Sangamon

County’s one-stop information source for consumers to look up business openings and closings throughout the COVID-19 public health crisis.

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