• Greater Parkland Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • How has COVID-19 affected your business? How has COVID-19 affected your business?

    The Greater Parkland Regional Chamber of Commerce asked members and Parkland region businesses to answer a survey to better understand the impacts of COVID-19 on local businesses.  The survey was sent out to all of our members and promoted through social media and our municipal partners.  We did not limit survey responses to Chamber businesses only.  67 responses were collected between March 21 and March 26.

  • 97%

    of businesses have been impacted by COVID-19

    83.5%

    decrease in revenues

    52%

    cancellation of trivial work related meetings, events or gatherings

    30%

    staff absences due to childcare requirements

    7.5%

    disruptions to moving and shipping own goods

    21%

    disruptions in the supplies or materials they depend on

    52%

    of businesses have implemented a policy to prevent the spread

    97%

    of businesses will be affected by COVID-19 going forward

    29%

    people anticipate this will impact their business for a year or more

    10.6%

    people anticipate this will impact their business for a few months or more

    45%

    expect an impact on business due to staff in isolation

    69%

    of businesses feel the government can support them with advice and guidance

    67.7%

    of businesses feel the government can support them by reducing taxes (inc. payroll tax)

    51%

    of businesses feel the government can support them with suspended loan payment

    79%

    of businesses are taking steps to support their community

    81.25%

    of businesses have adapted their business to offer delivery, takeout, etc.

    67 survey responses were collected as of 4:10 PM March 26.