The Open & Safe Commitment

As we enter into a phased reopening of our economy, we all need to do our part to ensure we continue to minimize the spread of COVID-19, while also helping regain consumer confidence. In order to keep Catawba County healthy & our economy strong, we would like to introduce the “Open & Safe Commitment.”   

  1. The Open & Safe Playbook: Download a copy of the Open & Safe Playbook which includes safe reopening guidance for all industries. This information was compiled based on known guidance provided by the CDC & NCDHHS.  This playbook will be updated as additional guidance is provided by NCDHHS and as we are advised by Catawba County Public Health.  
  2. Make an “Open & Safe Commitment”:  Submitting the form below affirms your commitment to taking the necessary action to implement the guidance as outlined in the playbook and as released by NCDHHS. 
  3.  Tell your employees & customers that you are “Open & Safe”:  Once you’ve implemented these safe practices, we encourage you to reinforce to your customers & employees that you are taking proper precaution to protect their health and well-being.  Become an “Open & Safe Business” by participating at one of the levels below.  You can even opt to purchase “Open & Safe” decals, stickers and yard signs to display as visual reinforcement. 

The “Open & Safe Commitment” is powered by The Chamber of Catawba County with support by great partners such as the Catawba County Economic Development Corporation, CVCC Small Business Center, the Hickory Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Small Business Technology & Development Center, The Downtown Hickory Development Association & the Downtown Newton Development Association.

Step 1: Make the Open & Safe Commitment

Our business is committed to keeping Catawba County healthy & our economy strong. To help in this effort, we hereby affirm our commitment to taking the steps necessary to implement safe reopening best practices as outlined in the “Open & Safe Playbook” in order to protect our valuable employees and/or customers.

We commit to protecting our employees by:

  1. Checking on their well-being and health before every work shift by screening employees for illness, possible exposure or COVID-19 symptoms
  2. Providing them with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and training, as appropriate, including wash stations and soap, hand sanitizer, face masks, nitrile gloves, and face shields (all as appropriate per the guidance)
  3. Asking our customers to kindly observe proper hygiene etiquette when interacting with our employees

We commit to protecting our customers by:

  1. Washing and/or sanitizing our hands on a regular basis
  2. Monitoring social distancing within our places of business
  3. Sanitizing frequently used surfaces such as doorknobs, handles, push plates, shopping carts, tables, chairs, restrooms, and fuel pump handles on a regular and frequent basis
  4. Disinfecting items that come into contact with customers
  5. Making hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, soap and water, or similar disinfectant readily available to both employees and customers
  6. Placing readily visible signage at the business to remind everyone of best hygiene practices

I understand that this is my voluntary pledge to take meaningful steps towards a new normal and to operate in ways that protect my business, my employees and my customers.

By signing this pledge, I commit to communicating my efforts to being “Open & Safe” to both my employees & customers.

I understand that by selecting one of the packages below (Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum), I am authorized to use any of the branded campaign materials included in my package to provide visual reinforcement to my commitment (poster, logo, stickers, decals, yard signs…etc).

I also give any of the partner entities permission to publicize my commitment as an “Open & Safe” business.

Step 2: Select Your Package

Bronze Package

FREE TO ALL BUSINESSES

  • Your business’ name will be included in the list of other “Open & Safe” businesses below.  
  • The Chamber team will email you a digital poster file you can print and prominently display in your place of business.
*Don’t skip Step 1! You must submit the your Open & Safe Commitment prior to receiving benefits listed above. 

Silver
Package

General Public: $45.00
Chamber Partner: $29.00

  • Your business’ name will be included in the list of other “Open & Safe” businesses below.  
  • Receive a digital poster file you can print and prominently display in your place of business.
  • (1) 5in. Vinyl “Open & Safe” decal (used on window, door, table tops or floor markers) 
  • (15) 3in. “Open & Safe” stickers (For placement on employee uniforms, to-go orders, employee packets, giveaways or more) 
  • Ability to purchase additional a la carte materials (decals, stickers and/or signs) 
  • Curbside Pick-Up Service 
 *Don’t skip Step 1! You must submit the your Open & Safe Commitment prior to receiving benefits listed above. 

Gold
Package

General Public: $59.00
Chamber Partner: $45.00

  • Your business’ name will be included in the list of other “Open & Safe” businesses below.  
  • Receive a digital poster file you can print and prominently display in your place of business.
  • (2) 5in. Vinyl “Open & Safe” decals (used on window, door, table tops or floor markers) 
  • (15) 3in. “Open & Safe” stickers (For placement on employee uniforms, to-go orders, employee packets, giveaways or more) 
  • (1) Double-sided, 18″ x 24″ “Open & Safe” yard sign 
  • Ability to purchase additional a la carte materials (decals, stickers and/or signs)
  • Curbside Pick-Up Service 
*Don’t skip Step 1! You must submit the your Open & Safe Commitment prior to receiving benefits listed above. 

Platinum Package

General Public: $99.00
Chamber Partner: $85.00

  • Your business’ name will be included in the list of other “Open & Safe” businesses below.  
  • Receive a digital poster file you can print and prominently display in your place of business.
  • (3) 5in. Vinyl “Open & Safe” decals (used on window, door, table tops or floor markers) 
  • (30) 3in. “Open & Safe” stickers (For placement on employee uniforms, to-go orders, employee packets, giveaways or more) 
  • (3) Double-sided, 18″ x 24″ “Open & Safe” yard sign 
  • Ability to purchase additional a la carte materials (decals, stickers and/or signs)
  • Curbside Pick-Up Service -or- Complimentary Delivery (within Catawba County)
*Don’t skip Step 1! You must submit the your Open & Safe Commitment prior to receiving benefits listed above. 

Curbside Pick-Up/Delivery

Your Open & Safe Package will be available for safe curbside pick-up at The Chamber of Catawba County (1055 Southgate Corp. Park SW, Hickory, NC 28602). 

  • Pick-up instructions will be emailed to you within 24 hours of your commitment.
  • Platinum package holders will have the option to take advantage of complimentary delivery service. 

Supporting Partners

Open & Safe Businesses in the Catawba Valley

Knowing that these organizations are all operating in a new normal, check their websites and social media platforms to verify hours of operation and/or operational capacity.

  • 2 Pink Magnolias * 
  • Adrienne’s 
  • Adventure Nutrition LLC 
  • Amos Howards Restaurant & Brew Pub 
  • Apartments on 20th 
  • Arbonne Int. – Health & Wellness *  
  • Arch Staffing & Consulting *
  • Art + Science A Salon * 
  • Artisan Soapery
  • B & L Telephone, LLC *
  • B-52s American Bar &Grill *
  • Back In Time Beach Bingo 
  • Bargain Appliance Outlet *
  • Blowing Rock Draft House and Brewery *
  • Boone Paint @ Hickory 
  • Broome Associated Insurance Agency * 
  • Cafe Gouda 
  • Cafe Rule and Wine Bar * 
  • Carolina Container Company Inc. * 
  • Carolina Game Tables 
  • Carolina Vines *
  • Catawba Farms * 
  • Catawba First Insurance Associates, Inc. * 
  • Catawba Pediatric Associates, PA *
  • Catawba Science Center Summer Fun Camp * 
  • Catawba Valley Community College * 
  • Catawba Valley Health System *
  • Catholic Conference Center * 
  • CertaPro Painters of Hickory: Catawba Valley *
  • Charolais Steakhouse * 
  • Cinnamon Ridge Soap Company * 
  • Sabrina P. Cook, CPA PLLC *
  • Cordell Harris Insurance Agency, Inc. *
  • Michael C. Cordora, DDS PLLC  
  • Dana’s Fine Jewelry Inc 
  • Danner Auto Sales 
  • Danner Transportation LLC 
  • David P Baldwin, CPA PLLC *
  • Design Foundry * 
  • Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministry, Inc (ECCCM) *
  • Envy Salon 
  • Exodus New Life Thrift Store 
  • First Citizens Bank * 
  • First Security Company, Inc *
  • Focus Newspaper * 
  • Fourk *
  • Franny’s Farmacy Hickory * 
  • Fresh Chef Kitchen *
  • Garren Home Services *
  • Geppeto’s Pizza Hickory *
  • Geppeto’s Pizza Newton * 
  • Gigi’s Emporium
  • Granny’s Country Kitchen * 
  • Graystone Eye * 
  • Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry *
  • Guardian ad Litem Program – District 25 *
  • Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley * 
  • Hair et cetera
  • Hamilton and Herring Orthodontics * 
  • Hickory Wine Shoppe
  • Incredible Edibles*
  • ING Source, Inc.
  • Jackson Creative / THE MESH * 
  • K. Dorran Swearngan CPA, P.A. *
  • kg photography 
  • King Suzuki of Hickory LLC * 
  • Lexington Hickory, LLC * 
  • Liazzos Catering *
  • Linda Meares, Realtor * 
  • Luna Bee Boutique & Children’s Consignment
  • Manpower, Inc. * 
  • Market on Main- Duke’s Restaurant & Wine Bar *
  • Martin Starnes & Associates, CPAs, P.A.*
  • Mellow Mushroom * 
  • metzgar:design *  
  • Dr. Joshua Millsaps
  • MuscleRx LLC *
  • Nailed It DIY Studio * 
  • NC Lions Camp Dogwood * 
  • Newton Yoga Center
  • O My Soap! 
  • Olde Hickory Station
  • Olde Hickory Tap Room 
  • Oz’s Jewelers * 
  • Patrick, Harper & Dixon, LLP *
  • Physician’s Plan * 
  • Piedmont Medical Supply, Inc. 
  • Pinnacle Financial Partners * 
  • Polished From Head To Toe *  
  • Prodigy Voice and Data 
  • ProStaffing * 
  • Raised By the South 
  • Realty Executives of Hickory * 
  • ReStore Catawba Valley *
  • Rice Fun Restaurant *
  • Safe Harbor *
  • Safe Harbor’s ReSource Warehouse *
  • Seeds of Hope Counseling, PLLC 
  • Select Tech Inc * 
  • Shoppes on Main
  • Smallcakes Hickory *
  • Smokin Mirrors Vape and CBD Shop 
  • Solutions of Hickory, PA 
  • Speedlube Inc. 
  • Standard Oyster Company *  
  • Studio 3 Hair Salon 
  • Subway of Hickory 
  • Sunrise Appliance Center *
  • Sunrise Camping Center * 
  • Superior Barbershop 
  • Sweet ‘Taters
  • Sweet Tea Bed & Breakfast * 
  • Systel Business Equipment *
  • Taste Full Beans Coffeehouse and Gallery * 
  • TB Arhaus, LLC 
  • The Atriax Group *
  • The Counseling Group, PA * 
  • The Hospice Resale Shop *
  • The Hub at Hickory Crossing *
  • The Lexy Look 
  • Time Genies * 
  • Trailer Sales & Service, Inc *
  • Trends Studio Salon 
  • Twin City Insurance Agency Inc *
  • Udderly Delicious Homemade Ice Cream 
  • Unifour Pediatrics, PA *
  • Urgent Care of Mountain View – Hickory
  • Urgent Care of Mountain View -Newton
  • Vacuum Handling NA, LLC dba JOULIN
  • Vanguard Furniture Co Inc * 
  • Viewmont Animal Hospital *
  • Viewmont Eye Associates, PLLC *
  • Vintage House
  • Visit Hickory Metro (Hickory Metro Convention Center & Visitors Bureau) *
  • Vocational Rehabilitation*
  • Western Steer 
  • Women’s Resource Center *
  • WOOD Restaurant & Bootleggers’ Whiskey Bar Grill * 
  • YMCA of Catawba Valley 

* Indicates Shareholders and Investors with the Chamber of Catawba County. 

Disclaimer: This document, nor your business’ adherence to the contents hereof should not be assumed in any way to guarantee the health and/or safety of its customers and/or employees. Businesses are expected to adhere to all rules, regulations and recommendations of industry professionals, the CDC, federal, state and local health officials. Employers are expected to remain abreast of current laws & requirements as they may change.