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I did hear filing for unemployment during off hours has enabled a fluid application process. For example; after 9pm.
That is correct Jonathan, that is the direction I am hearing as well.
Good to know, thanks!
What about guides who are independent contractors (non employee)?
I checked on that today and it depends on how your file your taxes
Same with small business owners. We cannot file for unemployment as well.
challenge: when to pull the trigger/stop marketing efforts and budget. potential indicators to watch for
walk fishing can be done with more than 6 ft.
Braden, over communication will be key in retaining clientele. You may not have a lot to physically offer but continue to market and stay in touch and let them know what’s going on in Gunnison County and with your company.
mark schumacher & jen bickford 3 Rivers
The key to getting our businesses back in business is getting tourist back into our lodging. Currently lodgers are collecting a 4% LMD tax. Some of this money is not being spent on getting heads in beds. The BOCC who control all of of the LMD money need to use this money to get tourists here. Decisions on how to use LMD money needs to transparent and open to public
I fully understand and support why we needed to limit visitation to try to flatten the curve. I think if we can find a way to maintain social distancing while guiding, we still face a huge challenge because of the travel restrictions for guest, and how long will it take for guest to start returning once travel restrictions are lifted. Once that happens I would like to see increased marketing for guiding and outfitting and the benefits of our services vs just general marketing of our area.
I would be in support of fee waivers.
Every little bit helps when income is haulted
I will be doing my best to stay a rods length away from everyone until the curve in the US flattens. This includes not guiding.
What do you call an outfitter with half a brain?
I think a meeting every week is going to prompt everybody into some creative thought.. We need this and definitely encourage weekly meetings.
Agree about weekly meetings.
Any good feed back from the Lodging meeting earlier this AM?
Agreed on continuing to meet. Great idea Darcie to see what we can offer to locals during spring break.
I can assist with technology whether it's websites or virtual course curriculums for things like how to fly fish etc. Rob@midnightmarketingsolutions.com for inquiries
Use innovation and creative ideas to also simply stay relevant within your industry, regardless of income generation!
Could we have a representative from the Forest Service, BLM and Park Service join us in the next meeting?
Thank you all!
We can certainly work on making that happen Jeremy.