b'CITY NEWSThe Importance of Economic Development in Times of UncertaintyCONTRIBUTORS: HOLLY KEETON, ANDREA REAY, MEGAN TUCKER AND BRANDON MILESNow, more than ever, the importance of economiccom/smart to encourage the quick recovery of the development cannot be overstated. The City ofbusiness community. SMART is a public/private Normandy Park and the Seattle Southside Chambertaskforce that strives to find real solutions to the have developed a relationship over the past fewchallenges our community faces as we confront the years to help both new and established businesseshuman and economic impacts of COVID-19. It is succeed. This relationship and the efforts we putfocused on three main objectives:forth together haveAdvocacyTo ensure relief from local and become crucial in afederal funding sources reaches the pockets time of uncertainty.of the small business owners and communities We strive to offerthat are in most need of supportthe utmost supportSupportTo share and provide resources that as our communityhelp businesses and individualsexperiences the human and economic impacts of COVID-19. You can help by supporting localMarketing and PromotionTo create and businesses in these uncertain times. support campaigns and efforts that support The Southside Chamber of Commerce has createdlocal businessthe Southside Mitigation and Recovery TaskforceTo achieve these goals, SMART is currently (S.M.A.R.T.) at www.seattlesouthsidechamber. spearheading the programs on these pages. Keep Calm and Carry Out Saving LocalA campaign that acts as a hub to promoteIn partnership with the City of Tukwila, restaurant take-out programs during thethis campaign acts as an online catalog of closures created by COVID-19. As wedeals offered by King County businesses. progress through reopening phases, carryIt encourages community members to out programs will remain in high-demand anddirectly support local businesses through are a great way to support local businesses.the purchase of gift cards, future redemption For more information and to see whichoffers, curbside pick-up, and online ordering restaurants are participating in your area,incentivized by special promotions. please visit: For more information and to find specials at www.seattlesouthsidechamber.com/your favorite King County locations, visit: keep-calm-and-carry-outwww.savinglocalkc.com10 NORMANDY PARK CITY SCENE|SUMMER 2020'