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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Oakland County Debuts Small Business ReOpen Kits (Episode 72)

On today’s WJR Business Beat, Jeff shares news of Oakland County’s program to distribute 10,000 COVID-19 ReOpen Kits to local business owners.

They will include face masks, no touch thermometers, gloves and sanitizer in order to give small businesses the essential materials they need to foster their reopening plans and to give customers the confidence they need in order to return to the store, knowing they can have a safe experience.

Tune in to this morning’s segment for more details!


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“The kits serve two purposes. We want to give our small businesses essential materials that have been difficult to acquire and are necessary when the OK comes for businesses to reopen safely. At the same time, we want customers to feel confident that our businesses are doing all they can to keep their customers and their employees safe. This is a priority for everyone.”

– David Coulter, Oakland County Executive

Tune in to News/Talk 760 AM WJR weekday mornings at 7:11 a.m. for the WJR Business Beat. Listeners outside of the Detroit area can listen live HERE.

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WJR Business Beat Transcript

Good morning, Paul.

As we kick off this week, we wanted to highlight good things that are happening in our communities to support one another and to get the cycle of commerce rolling again in our local communities so that we can return to some level of normalcy.

So, to that end, Oakland County has announced a program to distribute 10,000 COVID-19 safety tool kits. They will include face masks, no touch thermometers, gloves and sanitizer, in order to give small businesses the essential materials they need to foster their reopening plans and the execution of their reopening and to give customers the confidence they will need in order to return to the store, knowing they can have a safe experience.

Oakland County executive David Coulter has announced that the Oakland Together plastic totes will be taken to around 50 locations throughout the county for distribution by downtown development authorities, city managers, economic development officials and Chambers of Commerce.

Coulter says the kits serve two main purposes: “We want to give our small businesses essential materials that have been difficult to acquire and necessary as our businesses begin to reopen safely. At the same time, we want customers to feel confident that our businesses are doing all they can to keep those customers and their employees safe.”

The kits are designed for small businesses with 50 employees or less that operate in Main Street, Oakland County communities, other small businesses not in a downtown or faith-based organizations, among others.

The bottom line?

Here’s a great example of public private cooperation, driving to a common goal of helping businesses reopen in our communities while keeping our citizens safe.

We applaud you David Coulter and team and thank you for the initiative.

I’m Jeff Sloan, founder and CEO of StartupNation.com and that’s today’s Business Beat on the Great Voice of the Great Lakes, WJR.

This segment brought to you by Dell technologies.

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