The statewide shutdown of non-essential, non-life-sustaining businesses ordered by Gov. Tom Wolf on the advice of public health officials will hopefully contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), but along the way has the potential to harm small businesses.
That’s why the Hellertown-Lower Saucon Chamber of Commerce has launched a campaign that urges consumers to support local (#SupportLocal) businesses in ways they may not have done before.
As part of the chamber’s effort, they have created a flyer listing a variety of offers and updates from businesses within the area. This list can be found on the Hellertown-Lower Saucon Chamber’s Facebook page and its website under the “Support Local” tab. With the situation regarding businesses so fluid, the document is being updated daily. For the most up to date version, please visit the Hellertown-Lower Saucon Chamber’s webpage.
The chamber is also encouraging people to #SupportLocal through online activities, such as by playing Small Business Bingo.
“With people home and spending more time on social media, we felt this would be a fun way to encourage people to support local all while spotlighting businesses,” said Jessica O’Donnell, EVP of Affiliated Chambers for the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce.
“We are supporting our local businesses by being a voice for them and also promoting their special offers,” O’Donnell said. “For restaurants, many have curbside pickup and takeout deals. We are using several channels including our social media outlets to encourage our community to continue to support local by purchasing gift cards to be used at a later date or to shop online with our local businesses as many of them have a large online/social media presence.”
Ricky Gower, Chair of the Hellertown-Lower Saucon Chamber Board, agreed.
“These are some unprecedented times for our community, our businesses and our nation,” he said. “We will get on the other side of this—we are a resilient community. We just need to work together to help each other out during a time of great need.”
Local Businesses Offerings & Updates (Current as of March 23, 2020)
A. GEOFF MOSEBACH INSURANCE (STATE FARM): All payments must be mailed in or processed online or through the State Farm mobile app. Claims are handled the same. Utilize the mobile app or contact their Initial Loss Reporting Team.
ANGEL WHISPERER: All spiritual life coaching is now over the phone. Amy is currently offering $15 off a one-hour session. To register or for more information, call 484-554-6299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit Amy’s Facebook page.
ART CAFÉ: Takeout and curbside pickup is available for breakfast and lunch. Menus are listed on their website. For more information, email email@example.com.
BB&T NOW TRUIST OF HELLERTOWN: Open with precautions in place.
BEES KNEES BAKERY: Open Monday-Friday from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
BLACK RIVER FARMS: Offering carside service and 10 percent off all wine purchases, 15 percent off six bottle purchases and 20 percent off case purchases. Purchases include a complimentary tasting coupon.
BRAVEHEART HIGHLAND PUB: Open for curbside pickup, carryout and delivery via DoorDash (delivery/service fees may apply, call for details). When calling for curbside pickup please specify “curbside” and call again when you arrive and park in the restaurant’s lot near the side entrance.
BUCKS RUN OIL-HELLERTOWN: Open for business for all your heating oil needs.
CASA MIA: Takeout and delivery only. To order, call 610-867-6421.
CHAAR: Open. Call 610-419-6623 ahead of time if you prefer curbside pickup.
CLEAR REFLECTIONS: Open for your cleaning and sanitizing needs.
COPPERHEAD GRILLE: Curbside pickup and contactless delivery available from noon to 8 p.m. Order online or by phone. Growlers and six-packs are available for curbside pickup only.
DEBORA L. SIGLER INSURANCE AGENCY (ALLSTATE): Available via phone or email. You can also manage your policy through the Allstate app.
DIMAIO’S ITALIAN RISTORANTE & PIZZERIA: Open for takeout only. Curbside pickup is available.
DR. FEELGOODES: Operating on winter schedule. Open Monday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
EMBASSY BANK FOR THE LEHIGH VALLEY-SAUCON VALLEY: Operating by drive-thru until further notice.
FARMERS INSURANCE WIMBISH AGENCY: Working remotely. Customer support is available by phone and email.
FREY’S BETTER FOODS: Open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit their Facebook page for information about sale items and more.
FULTON BANK-SAUCON VALLEY: Operating by drive-thru. In-person services will be appointment only.
HELLERTOWN CROSSROADS HOTEL: Takeout and curbside pickup are available during regular business hours, which are Monday-Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 8 p.m. Frozen pizza is also available for purchase.
HELLERTOWN DENTAL GROUP: Operating regularly with precautions in place.
HELLERTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY: Crates of free books for adults, teens and children are outside the front door. Story times are being hosted on Facebook Live.
HIPPIE MOMMA SOAP: Online store open. A box is available for pick up of orders.
JOHN’S AUTOWORKS: Open for regular business. To schedule an appointment, call 610-865-2133.
LIMON AUTHENTIC TURKISH KEBAP HOUSE: Open for takeout Monday-Saturday from noon to 7 p.m. Call to place an order.
LINDSAY O. ALBERT, EA: Office is equipped to prepare your taxes remotely via email or phone.
LOCAL MAMA CATERING: Meals can be ordered in advance to be picked up. Call to place orders. Please consider purchasing a gift certificate at this time.
LOST RIVER CAVERNS: Closed until further notice. They can be reached via email, fax or phone.
LOST TAVERN BREWING: Open for takeout purchases. Call ahead for orders. Cans and crowlers are available at both locations along with plastic cups for sampling and disposal in waste receptacles. No on-site consumption aside from samples is permitted.
LUCKY’S AUTO BODY: Continuing repairs as long as their suppliers continue curbside deliveries. Guidelines are in place for vehicle pick up or drop off. Office is closed, but appointments are still being taken via phone and email. Estimates are given by emailed photos or Facebook messenger.
MAGICAL TRAVEL: Working remotely and available to plan vacations for late 2020 and 2021. All vacations booked before May 31, 2020 will receive a gift card valued between $25 and $100 (based upon cost of vacation). Email Pam@magicaltravel.com for more information.
MARIO’S PIZZA: Takeout and delivery only. Call 484-821-0444 to place your order.
MAXX FITNESS: Closed temporarily.
MCDONALD’S: Drive-thru and counter are open for takeout orders. The restaurant seating area and order kiosk are temporarily closed.
MCIT-TECHNOLOGY CONSULTING & MSP: Working remotely and can be reached via phone or email. Emergency services may be in person, but will be determined by MCIT.
NEIGHBORS HOME & GARDEN CENTER: Considered an essential business and will remain open.
NORTH SAUCON ANIMAL HOSPITAL: Only open for emergency appointments in the morning. For more information, call 610-867-0800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ORIENTAL GOURMET: Open for takeout and delivery only.
PONDELEK’S FLORIST & GIFTS: Closed until further notice. Check Facebook for updates.
QUEST TERMITE & PEST: Currently offering virucide and disinfectant services for COVID-19. Call to inquire.
RCMOORE VINTAGE & MILLINERY: Open by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call 570-854-0691. Shop at home on Facebook Live on Friday and Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. Free delivery or shipping available.
SAUCON SOURCE LLC: Offering a free “Shutdown Marketing Consultation” (by phone/email/Skype/etc.) as well as a generous discount on all advertising products for local businesses for the duration of the shutdown. Email email@example.com for details.
SAUCON VALLEY BIKES: Open Monday-Friday from noon to 6 p.m. Appointments available Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to noon and 6 to 7 p.m. (10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday). Offering pick up and delivery services within 10 miles as well as curbside delivery.
SAUCON VALLEY INSURANCE SERVICES INC.: Closed, but agents are working remotely. Call the office number and leave a message. An agent will call back.
SAUCON VALLEY KARATE ACADEMY: Offering online classes to members and free lessons on their business Facebook page.
SHERWIN-WILLIAMS: Open with modified hours of 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Curbside pickup available. For more information, call 610-865-5478.
SPRINGTOWN INN: Curbside pickup is now available. Call to place your order and again when you arrive to pick it up. Special family-style meals are available.
STEEL CLUB: Curbside pickup of food, beer and wine is available Thursday-Sunday from noon to 7 p.m. Call to place an order. Orders left on voicemail must receive a callback for confirmation.
SUNNY LIFE COACH: Clients can schedule coaching sessions on the client portal. Meetings with clients will be held over the phone and via Skype. Take advantage of a special offer: a one-time 30-minute no obligation trial coaching session for $10. There will be no face-to-face sessions until the situation is resolved.
TAPS TAVERN: Closed temporarily. Visit Facebook for updates.
VASSI’S DRIVE-IN: In addition to takeout, curbside pickup is now available. Credit card payments can be made over the phone. Call to let staff know when you arrive if you would like curbside delivery.
WEISS SCHANTZ AGENCY: Office is closed, but staff can be contacted via phone, fax or email.
WERKHEISER JEWELRY: Closed. Call 610-865-8039 to schedule an appointment.
WESTERN PEST SERVICES: Offices open with precautions in place.
Note: Additions and/or updates to this list can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or Lauren Bertucci at LaurenB@lehighvalleychamber.org. For more information and further updates, like Saucon Source on Facebook, like the Hellertown-Lower Saucon Facebook page or visit the Affiliated Chamber’s Instagram and LinkedIn pages.