Back to Business

6/05/20

Carolyn-Wheeler
Las Vegas is on its way to getting Back to Business!
We just entered Phase Two of reopening which means more business are able to open their doors and welcome back their employees and their customers.
We know how excited our members are to begin serving the community. We also know how confusing some of the guidelines can be and how important it is to regain consumer confidence by making them feel safe and secure.
We continue to create tools for our members to help them navigate these next few weeks, and we would like to share just a few that could be particularly useful:
 
Reopening Infographic & Messaging
Use this infographic to show your customers that you are committed to a clean and safe experience. You can print them out from your own computer and display them in your windows, in a frame on your registers, or use in social media or emails. We also have created a series of messages that you may use when reaching out to your customers. These tools are meant to reinforce to your customers that you are putting their safety first!

For more info email dva@downtown.vegas

SNHD Webinar
 
The DVA knows that it will be more important than ever to understand how to properly use personal protective equipment and to effectively disinfect your workspaces and storefronts. We just hosted a webinar that you can use to train your team members as you begin to ramp up your operations.
PPE Discounts
 
Reopening guidelines suggest use of personal protective equipment by employees.  The DVA has negotiated bulk pricing for purchasing items such as masks, hand sanitizer and disinfectant. The power of our combined membership allows you to buy these items at pricing you may not be able to get on your own. These items will not only protect you and your employees, they will help your customers feel safe and confident when they do business with you.
Minimum orders are $199 for delivery.
Quantities may be limited; inventory and pricing may change.
For larger orders or other questions, please contact Dan Marell directly at dan@buylifeguard.com or 702/678-4667.
Business Reopening Preparedness Grants
 
This newly created program will provide companies with a city of Las Vegas business license a grant of up to $4,000 to cover reopening costs due to COVID-19 as part of the CARES Act funding. There is still grant funding available on a first-come, first-served basis. 
 
The DVA hosted a webinar to help Las Vegas business owners learn about how they can apply for a grant from the city of Las Vegas to help purchase items they need to follow the Phase One reopening guidelines.
Flexible Membership Dues Options
 
We know that many of our members have had to temporarily cease operations during the COVID-19 pandemic and are just beginning to get back to business. We are confident that the DVA has been delivering value and has become a trusted partner for your business.
The DVA values our members and wants to make sure that we are able to provide options for membership dues when it comes time for renewals. As such, we will be offering flexible payment plans including annual, bi-annual and quarterly payments through the end of the year. When we invoice renewing members, we will be giving you the option to choose how you would like us to process payment.
I have never been more proud to be leading the Downtown Vegas Alliance. As Las Vegas begins to move towards recovery, we will be here with you every step of the way.
Carolyn Wheeler
Executive Director
Downtown Vegas Alliance
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    DF: Downtown was great as a kid and it is even greater as an adult. I love all of downtown’s hidden gems, its vibrancy, history and sense of connection. Rae is relatively newer to Las Vegas, but just as passionate about downtown. Downtown lends itself to the shared experience, and as a couple we both love seeing this part of the city through each other's eyes. Photo: Lucky Wenzel

     

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