A message from Dave
By: Dave Potter | President, Dairy Connection Inc.
Just over three weeks into our company response to the global pandemic, Dairy Connection continues to function smoothly with minimal staff physically on site. Shipments continue to come and go on schedule thanks to our fulfillment team and customer service and operations managers, while the rest of the staff is able to stay well-connected while working remotely.
We watch our clients from this distance with admiration, connected to each other by ingredient shipments, technology, and a mutual appreciation of (and concern for) the vitality of our industry. Many of our customers are managing unprecedented, confounding challenges, and we want you to know that we will do everything in our power to best serve you through this difficult time – and always. We thank you for your business, for your trust, and for your tenacity.
Today I wanted to take a moment to share some information about a program that may be of interest to many of our customers.
If you haven’t already done so, please take advantage of the CARES Act’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Even if you don’t need it now, you might in a few weeks. It is important to continue to compensate our employees and help provide short term assistance before it becomes a hardship. This program is designed for this very purpose. Personally, I found that working directly with our bank made it very easy to apply — just be prepared to supply proper documentation for what you submit. We all have to keep going. I don’t know how long this program will be available, so quick action is advised. Below you will find a couple of links with more information about this program, and other relief programs for which you may be eligible.
- “The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act”
- “The CARES Act: Will the Forgivable Loan Program Save Small Business?”
According to all news reports, the next two weeks will be a challenge to face. As reported cases and deaths continue to rise, our daily lives also must go on. Being involved in the food industry, we all serve a vital role in providing food for the health and well-being of our entire country. Dairy Connection is proud to be a part of this and to be able to continue to supply the needed cultures and enzymes for our customers that are processing the milk and turning it into valuable and nutritious food products.
We continue to stay in touch with our vendors to assure that we will have an uninterrupted supply of products. They are doing the best they can to make those assurances and keep all of their customers supplied. Together we will all work through this and get back to a sense of “normalcy” as soon as possible. Below is a link to our Resource Page, and please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions, concerns or thoughts. Stay well.
Dairy Connection Coronavirus Resource Page
Dave Potter, President
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