NAPERVILLE, IL — Last week, we asked local business owners around the country how Patch could best help them weather the economic downturn brought on by the new coronavirus. We received hundreds of responses and a number of excellent ideas — stay tuned! — but far and away, the most common response was: “Help us let the community know we’re open for business.”

So we’ve created a simple local directory page that business owners can quickly and easily update with their status. Business owners can update their information in the form at the bottom of this article. Patch readers can find the local directory here.

We’re going to publish the directory on Patch, in our local email newsletters and on our local Facebook pages to ensure that as many community members as possible know the status of your business. We’ll continue to do this until this crisis has passed and our local businesses are back to normal operations.

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SOURCE ( Lisa Marie Farver, Patch )