Business Support

At Sutherland Weston, our team has been fielding questions from businesses across many industries as our community adapts and pivots to best accommodate the recent changes and mandates as a result of COVID-19.

In an effort to help as many businesses as we can and create a community for those impacted, we have launched a Facebook Community Group. The goal of this group is to provide marketing advice and resources, share ideas among members, and support one another.

We’ve compiled various resources below and will be updating this page with additional information from our team as well as our community partners and leaders.

Community Resources and Surveys

BRCC & CVB Business Owner Needs Survey

The Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce and Conventions and Visitors Bureau are working together to identify business and community needs. They are conducting an online survey to better serve our community.

Take the survey here.

Regional Restaurant List: Add Your Business

The Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce and Conventions and Visitors Bureau are compiling a Regional Restaurant List with all of their regional communities. The goal of this list is to provide people with accurate information about where they can go for take-out or receive delivery of some kind.

Update your business information here.

Downtown Bangor Curbside and Home Delivery List: Add Your Business

To support Downtown retailers through social distancing measures, Downtown Bangor Partnership will be publishing a list of Downtown retailers who provide online or phone orders, even gift certificates, during the promoted social distancing.

Add your business to the list here.

How to transition from full service, dine-in establishments, to takeout and delivery only

The restaurant and foodservice industry is in a chaotic and difficult situation due to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.

Following the need for many operations to transition from full service, dine-in establishments, to takeout and delivery only – we’ve gathered 4 industry experts to discuss 5 important topics.

    1. The Transition to Takeout & Delivery Only
    2. What to Sell / Effective Menu Planning
    3. Takeout Packaging
    4. Effective Messaging to Your Customers
    5. Maximizing Your Labor & Resources

These videos are unbranded and free for anyone to use wherever they like:
dennisexpress.com/coronavirus/covid-takeout-transition

Webinars and Learning Resources

(Webinar) Business As Usual Is Cancelled – Now What Do We Do?

Tuesday, March 24 at 2:00pm – 3:00pm EST

As major trade shows and events are being cancelled, many businesses are left scrambling to find ways to replace the expected traffic, conversations, demonstrations and sales leads.

Shifting on the fly is not always easy.

As more people stay home, travel less and spend more time online in the coming weeks, physical traffic will convert to digital traffic in record-setting ways.

How will you take advantage of it?

With some proper planning and practical approaches, businesses of all sizes can – and will – find ways to gain attention, earn trust, build confidence, and generate real leads in the face of the chaos.

Let’s make sure your business is one of them.

Join us for an interactive discussion where we’ll share ways YOU can quickly integrate web, video and social media into a sales generation combo – regardless of your budget, including:

  • Using your smartphone for money-making videos (yes you can do this)
  • The three mistakes to fix on your website right now (for little or no money)
  • How to show you’re ready to solve their problems (easier than you think!)
  • Ways to up your social media game for sales
  • How to beat the competition before your phone even rings

We’ll share some real-world examples, answer your questions as best we can, and make this as personal and relatable as possible.

Presented by:

Cary Weston, President
Sutherland Weston
Bangor, Maine

Josslynne Welch, President
Litzky Public Relations
Hoboken, New Jersey

Practical Marketing Information

We have complied a list of Practical Pitch blog articles to help businesses and organizations right now with the following topics:

  • Transition to have a more digital presence
  • Get your message seen and heard
  • Social media video tips
  • Email marketing

Read them here.

 

What Topics and Resources Would You Like to See?

Do you have questions about certain marketing topics? Are there any marketing and business resources or guides you would like to see us put out?

Fill out the form below to let us know how to better serve you as we update resources here, add information and tips to our Facebook Community Group, and send out our weekly email newsletter.

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We are currently offering 15-30 minute consultation calls free of charge for any Bangor area businesses looking for advice or next steps. To connect with a member of our team, fill out the below form and we will get back to you within one business day.

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