PARKLAND, FL- A new era of business communication has been ushered in by the Coronavirus. Whether people were already technologically inclined or whether they've been forced into it as a last resort, social distance-supporting technology is now at the forefront of business, social, and governmental progress.

The Parkland Chamber of Commerce hosted its first "Virtual" Monthly Meeting on Wednesday, and the response was overwhelmingly positive. The event featured a number of prominent figures in local government, including Congressman Ted Deutch, Mayor Christine Hunschofsky, and Commissioner Michael Udine. Stephen Tinsley of the Broward Small Business Association was also featured.

"At this time we are focusing on helping the employees at companies, not the executives," shared Congressman Deutch. "We're also focusing on small business. We're going to help small businesses weather the storm. We've also provided an an extension of State Benefits to gig workers as well."

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Commissioner Udine also shared insight regarding help for our local business community.  "As everyone expects, there are massive layoffs in the service industry. We've assigned expediters to help people navigate the system," said Udine. 

The aim of the Parkland Chamber is to support the local business community in any way possible, either in person (as allowed) or during this time through the social-distancing virtual platform.

"Let's keep doing what we can to support our local businesses right now. They really need us," summarized Udine.