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Chamber members review, plan COVID-19 responses

La Conner’s annual member meeting

Necessity is the mother of invention.

It’s an old phrase, but one that has given birth to a new normal in the La Conner business district as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Local merchants have had to adapt, innovate, and as Mayor Ramon Hayes told the Weekly News last week, “step up their game with an internet presence” to off-set the impact of state mandated commercial restrictions intended to curb spread of the coronavirus.

A dozen La Conner businesses are either closed or planning to close or sell. Others have reduced hours and staff to survive the virus crisis, but there are still those...


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