Bringing Back the Burg
Bringing Back the 'Burg is Spartanburg's COVID-19 recovery effort. The initiative includes a Business Recovery Task Force, Guidebook, Commitment, Small Business Fund and marketing campaigns. Our work focuses on providing resources to help businesses navigate a changing world, and bringing back the 'Burg as the vibrant, strong community we've come to know and love.
Screen Team Members: Monitoring employee health before each shift
Wear Masks: All staff will wear face coverings when social distancing is not possible
Hand Safety: Hand sanitizers and wash stations are available
Clean Environment: Cleaning thoroughly between guests
Provide Space: Following social distancing and capacity guidelines
Drawing from many trusted resources, this guidebook is designed to start conversations and prompt considerations for doing business during COVID-19. We're also compiling a list of local businesses providing products or services to assist with COVID-19, like Personal Protective Equipment or sanitization and cleaning services.
The Bringing Back the 'Burg Small Business Fund is designed to financially assist qualifying small businesses through low interest and forgivable loans.
We're expanding testing for spartanburg companies
Our fast-turnaround testing partnership with Luxor Scientific allows Spartanburg County businesses to receive employee COVID-19 test results within 48 hours at a reduced price of $85. Send your employee to the lab, host a testing day at your company (min. 50 employees), or collect on-site samples to send to the lab.
Luxor will tailor agreements for each business, defining the scope of services and how they intend to interact with individuals. Business representatives are encouraged to contact Luxor directly after signing up through the Chamber at 864-568-8940.
We are streaming conversations with key leaders so you have access to inside knowledge.
Economic Development l Healthcare l K12 Education l accelerateSC l Hospitality & Tourism l Talent Attraction Efforts l Diversity and Economic Inclusion l Spartanburg's Nonprofits l City + County Government l Spartanburg's Nonprofits Part II l The Impact of Bringing Back the Burg l Access to Capital
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Our efforts are led by a Business Recovery Task Force representative of Spartanburg's diverse business interests.
WE Know masks make a difference
In partnership with Chapman Cultural Center, the Mask Challenge is a public art campaign to raise awareness of the importance of wearing a mask to reduce the spread of COVID-19