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Posted on: April 29, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Community "Look, Ask, Share" Campaign Kicks Off to Help Local Businesses

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(Idaho Falls, ID) – In accordance with Governor Brad Little’s phased plan to reopen Idaho businesses, the cities of Ammon, Idaho Falls and Bonneville County joined with officials from the Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce, the Idaho Falls Downtown Development Corporation and the Better Business Bureau to unveil the “Look, Ask, Share” campaign to help local businesses with their efforts to reopen safely.

“Look, Ask, Share is being done in conjunction with Senator Risch’s Support Local Gems Campaign and Governor Little’s Idaho Rebounds four phase plan to reopen Idaho,” said Idaho Falls Mayor Rebecca Casper. “We know businesses are eager to reopen.  This is a way for them to show customers that they are opening responsibly and are thoughtful about providing for their health and safety in this era of COVID-19.”

Under the Governor’s phased plan, all businesses are asked to have plans to keep customers and employees safe.  While different industries may have other criteria in the reopening plans, all businesses are supposed to follow general guidelines as outlined on the Governor’s website, rebound.idaho.gov.

Once a business has their plan and is ready to reopen, or even if they are open already, they can visit www.eastidaholocalgems.com to verify they have their health plan and download the “Look, Ask, Share” materials.  They can also find links to the site on the city’s webpage as well as webpages of the other participating agencies.

Businesses will be able to access Look, Ask, Share materials that they can post online and in their place of business that shows that they have a plan.

Residents will then know they can LOOK for these businesses to know that they are committed to keeping them safe and healthy.  Residents can ASK that business to see their plan, or to help them know what their specific guidelines are.  They will also know they are expected to follow those guidelines.

Lastly, residents are asked to SHARE their experiences online, on Facebook, other social media or through word-of-mouth, about their experiences.  They can provide the business a good review, tell them thanks, follow them online or recommend them to others. 

“Our businesses are the lifeblood of our local economy,” said Mayor Casper.  “They are our East Idaho Local Gems, as Senator Risch’s Local Gems campaign highlights.  We want to support them and recognize them. We want people to get back to work. Look, Ask, Share is 100% designed to support that effort.”

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Media Note:  For more information or to contact city staff, please contact City of Idaho Falls Public Information Officer Bud Cranor at 208-612-8306.



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