As Covid 19 creates a new business reality, local business leaders are taking positive and creative steps to serve their clientele.

At Rosauers, Jeff Phillips has made several changes, but most significant is reserving 7-9 am just for seniors or people who are at a higher risk. They still have a very popular deli and take-and-bake pizza available. “As tough as this season is, we still are seeing amazing stories of neighbors helping neighbors!” Phillips added with a smile.

Huckleberry's Natural Market is also having the same 7-9 am time-slot for seniors and high-risk clients on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s. Additionally, all of their favorite soups, salads, and hot bar items are available as grab and go’ items. Ashley Gorman added: “People are really looking for healthier choices and we are happy to help! Spokane knows how to pull together and ensure we all both survive and thrive!”

Elaine Damschen from Mainstream Electric, Heating, Cooling & Plumbing is ensuring all of their employees are in top health when they work, as well as making sure they wipe down all surfaces before they leave. Elaine told us: “Our home repair services don’t take a break with the virus, so we are letting all our customers know they can rest assured our employees will not add to the stress they are already feeling.”

Gus Johnson Ford is leaning on their extensive website to help shoppers buy from home. Gus added: “We are open, however a good portion of vehicle shopping can be done from home! So social distancing won’t stop us. People can start online, call with questions and if all is agreeable, we can take the new vehicle to your home for a test drive.”

Chris Siemens from Mustard Seed and Noodle Express is making sure their already popular take-out and delivery is running smoothly. Chris detailed: “Carry-out is going strong at Noodle Express and we are adding free pot-stickers with our family pans. And at Mustard Seed Delivery is free. When life throws us lemons…we make Osaka Sauce!” 

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