Dave Whitson, owner of CrossFit SOAR, and Hawthorne 2nd Ward Councilwoman Rayna Laiosa conducted a podcast to discuss Supporting Hawthorne's business during COVID-19.

"On the podcast today, March 26, 2020, we have Councilwoman Rayna Laiosa," Whitson said.  "We wanted to have her speak because she has been supporting local small businesses during this shutdown in any way she can as well as rallying the town behind her."

Besides being a Councilwoman, Rayna also is a Chairperson for the Hawthorne Environmental Commission and the Hawthorne Green Team.

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Since we recorded this, we have spoken further about how we can partner up to inform and support local small businesses so they can make it through this time.

If businesses don't survive, jobs won't either. If you are in a position to support any local business through this shutdown, please do so. They need your support more than ever.

List of Hawthorne businesses still open: https://www.hawthornenj.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=121
Link to the podcast: https://anchor.fm/soarstrong/episodes/Ep4-Going-Big-for-Small-Businesses-with-Councilwoman-Rayna-Laiosa-ebvf1j