Protecting the Rotorua community and its economy is the driving force behind a new Rotorua Chamber of Commerce campaign designed to immunize as much of the local business community as possible.
Launched in collaboration with Te Arawa COVID Hub, the campaign is titled “100% Club” – Make Rotorua Safe, Nau Mai Haere Mai Ki Rotorua.
House CEO Bryce Heard said the campaign’s purpose was twofold: to support the recovery of Rotorua businesses and the local economy; and ensure that as much of Rotorua is vaccinated as possible to help protect people once Auckland’s borders open on December 15.
“Our goal is to provide our local business community with positive and proactive support and encouragement to achieve fully immunized status as quickly as reasonably possible,” said Bryce.
“Our campaign is not about punitive measures, it is about providing support, celebrating successes, protecting people and welcoming the return of manuhiri to our rohe.
“Rotorua has been affected by Covid-19 and we want to make sure that local businesses are in the best possible position to bounce back and be even stronger in the future. “
Fully vaccinated businesses can be positively marked as 100% Club, with listings on Chamber of Commerce and Te Arawa COVID Hub websites, stickers for storefronts, business doors, sites Web and social media, and a 50% discount on becoming a new member of the Chamber of Commerce.
In order to support companies with the tools and information they need to have their workplaces fully vaccinated, the Chamber can offer up-to-date advice from experts in employment and health and safety.
Te Arawa COVID Hub can also run training sessions in companies and organize a mobile clinic on site if that can help support vaccinations.
Te Arawa COVID Hub project coordinator Karen Vercoe said the joint campaign is for Rotorua to take control of its own future, protect its people and build confidence in restarting the local economy.
“We are fully committed to supporting whānau through this next phase of our Covid journey which presents an increased risk of community spread. But just as important, we also want to help our Rotorua businesses move forward.
“Now is the time to get the full vaccine and look to the future. We look forward to working with the local business community to help make this happen. “
For more information, visit https://www.rotoruachamber.co.nz/100-club/