ACS Discovery Shop

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The American Cancer Society’s Discovery Shop helps support the fight against cancer through the sale of high quality, gently used, donated merchandise. For over 40 years, the Society has owned and operated these specialty resale stores, featuring items such as clothing, accessories, jewelry, furniture, artwork, antiques, collectibles, and other household items.

MapleLeaf Plaza (540 Water Street, Suite 226) in Chardon(440) 285-4377heather.means@cancer.org

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How long have you been in business?

32 years

How has your business or organization been impacted by COVID-19? What additional challenges are you facing?

We re-opened on May 22nd after being closed during the Ohio mandated shut down. The fundraising mission of the ACS has certainly been impacted as many of the events are in-person (Relay for Life, Making Strides, etc.). Like others, we have seen reduced foot traffic in the store and a reduction in our volunteer workforce.

What have you done to adapt?

Currently we are still open with reduced hours to allow for extra time in the afternoon for sanitizing. We limit the number of people in the store and have a mandatory mask policy. The policy is in place to protect not only our customers, but also our volunteers that operate the store. Volunteers come in before the store opens to process merchandise.

What is something you would like people to know about your business or organization?

We appreciate the continued support of our customers and the donations from the community. Both parts are necessary for our continued success/survival. We hope that people will continue to shop and support the mission of the American Cancer Society.

How can the local Chardon community help?

Keep cleaning out those closets and come shopping when you’re done!

DiFranco Insurance & Financial Inc.

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Insurance & Financials

102 East Park Street, Suite 1, in Chardon(440) 285-9000laurel@difinc.net

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How long have you been in business?

27 years

How has your business or organization been impacted by COVID-19? What additional challenges are you facing?

Staffing logistics. Trying to maintain brick and mortar office while being safe.

What have you done to adapt?

Rotate staff to remote working to reduce contact.

What is something you would like people to know about your business or organization?

We are a family run and owned business that takes pride in personal service.

How can the local Chardon community help?

Give us a call! We would love to meet you!

Ten10 Design

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Ten10 is a marketing agency focused on keeping your business connected and engaged through innovative promotional products, custom apparel , print collateral and graphic design services. We are also currently a supplier of PPE items such as cotton masks, disposable masks, hand sanitizer, sanitizer wipes, gloves, thermometers, and more.

Ten10 strives to be a creative partner for each of our clients and become an extension of your marketing team. As your partner we will recommend quality products and find cost-saving solutions.

119 Main Street in Chardon(440) 286-4367casey@ten10design.com

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How long have you been in business?

Since 2009

How has your business or organization been impacted by COVID-19? What additional challenges are you facing?

A large majority of promotional products companies nationwide report that sales are trending downward. As a business that thrives on events and public gatherings, such as heath fairs, conferences, sporting events, trade shows and school athletics, Ten10 is also experiencing a decrease in sales.

What have you done to adapt?

Ten10 has taken action to protect the future of the business and our employees. Actions include pivoting to distribute PPE products such as masks, sanitizer and gloves, adjusting marketing efforts, and applying for loans through federal programs.

We have also partnered with businesses and organizations on the local and national level help to express their support for a cause. Locally, Ten10 partnered with Chardon Tomorrow to strengthen a sense of community and promote local Chardon businesses with a custom designed t-shirt.

Nationally, Ten10 partnered with Verizon Wireless to produce a t-shirt to promote a display of solidarity for the Black Lives Matter movement. A portion of sales will be donated to the National Urban League.

What is something you would like people to know about your business or organization?

We are open for business! This has been a great time for us to reconnect with customers, both established and new, to find out how we can support them. We have adapted to conduct business over a Zoom call or phone call rather than in person. We are here to help with any marketing or PPE needs your business or organization may have.

How can the local Chardon community help?

Show your support for local businesses in any way you can – shop online, schedule a Zoom, purchase a gift card, and practice patience. We are adapting and learning how to move forward and thrive in these challenging times.

Taproot Yoga

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We are a yoga studio featuring yoga classes, massage, a retail boutique, community events and more.

131 Wilson Mills Rd. in Chardon(440) 214-9430info@taprootyogachardon.com

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How long have you been in business?

2 1/2 years

How has your business or organization been impacted by COVID-19? What additional challenges are you facing?

We had to close our doors, then for re-opening we are limited to the number of people in class, which we understand, and it has dropped our numbers in half. We have taken the SBA loans which have allowed us to stay open yet I fear being able to pay them back.

What have you done to adapt?

We have put our classes up online for those that wish to stay home.

What is something you would like people to know about your business or organization?

We are a no frills type of yoga studio that hopes anybody and everybody feels welcome. Our community, both in studio and outside in greater Chardon area is our love and focus. We are local and love it!

How can the local Chardon community help?

Support local business as much as possible. Instead of Amazon, call and order from local small business if possible. Stop in to a local shop and see what they have to offer. Purchase gift certificates.

To help us specifically, come try a yoga class or try an online yoga class. Come check out our small retail boutique for unique gifts. Also, call your local state representatives and ask, as a concerned community member, that these loans we have had to take to stay open be forgiven since we had to shut down.

Thank You Tony Madden

We would like to thank Tony Madden of The Wall Caddy for generously donating his farmers market booth fees to the Chardon Square Association. Please visit his website at thewallcaddy.com.