From McHenry Mayor Wayne Jett:
Message from Mayor Wayne Jett
Dear Citizens and Businesses of McHenry: Commencing today Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order No 202-32 goes into effect.
A large component of that order is the following provision:
“Retail stores not designated as Essential Businesses and Operations may re-open for the limited purposes of fulfilling telephone and online orders through pick-up outside the store and delivery”
This is a very critical provision for our community, one which allows our businesses to sell their products over the phone and on-line for pick-up or delivery.
While this is not a total opening of the economy it certainly is a step in the right direction.
I encourage all businesses in our City to take advantage when an opportunity presents itself and this is an opportunity.
All businesses in the City of McHenry which can sell products over the phone or on-line for pick-up or delivery should be doing so!
Just as our businesses learn to adapt I encourage our residents to support these businesses and utilize their products through curb side pickup or deliver.
Remember to shop local and support our local economy.
Success will require our stores to sell and our residents to buy.
Businesses are hurting, your neighbors and friends are in need of your support, particularly during this difficult time.
Shop McHenry and McHenry will thrive.
It’s time for businesses and residents to step up and do their respective part for the community as a whole.
We will persevere but we need to do so together!
“We Are McHenry!”
If you are a local business and you have questions or need some logistical guidance in opening up for curbside pickup or delivery or alternatively require marketing suggestions McHenry is here to help.
Please contact Director of Economic Development Douglas Martin at (815) 363-2110 or Economic Development Coordinator Dorothy Wolf at (815) 363-2175.
If you are a resident who frequents a business that can take advantage of this new provision, please help by spreading the word!
We are all in this together!!
Wayne S. Jett, Mayor City of McHenry