Small businesses make up 99% of the business community in Maine. The #PayItForwardMaine effort, launched by the Portland Chamber of Commerce and community partners, asks individuals, businesses and organizations to continue supporting local businesses and their employees in our new world of closed storefronts and physical distancing. Your favorite local businesses have been there for you through thick and thin. Now it’s time for all of us to come together and return their service and support.
#PayItForwardMaine is encouraging everyone to consider ways to show their support. That can include spending your time and effort or using the hashtag to share posts, photos, and actions.
Suggested ways to contribute:
Maine people count on small businesses every day, not just for goods and services, but for the contributions they make to our economy and our communities,” said Dana Connors, President and CEO of the Maine State Chamber of Commerce. “Our local businesses and their employees and families need our support now more than ever. Think of the impact if we all take action to #PayItForwardMaine.”
Learn more at PayItForwardMaine.com.
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