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Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce hosts Paradise Business Forum

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Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce hosts Paradise Business Forum

Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce hosts Paradise Business Forum

For the first time, business owners met with the Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce Thursday night to talk about the challenges they face following the Camp Fire.

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Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce hosts Paradise Business Forum

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For the first time, business owners met with the*paradise ridge chamber of commerc* tonight to talk about the challenges they face following the camp fire.

Action news now reporter laura eng tells us more about the business owners' concerns.

Paul: it does get a little scary sometimes when you think you know, you really depend on these people.

Paul lyons is one of several paradise business owners who has reopened on the ridge since the camp fire.

We've been very fortunate that we are continuing to service cars almost as many as we were doing before.

The*paradise ridge chamber of commerc* listened to concerns about running a business in the new normal.

We wanna extend ourselves to every single business that has been affected by the fire.

Leah: our concerns are that the other business continue cause if people don't shop in our areas and put the money there, they're not supported and the town doesn't continue to grow back then it's going to go out to big companies, big corporations.

Other business owners want to know what the future looks like for them.

Are there going to be underground facilities put in as far as power, water things like this?

Laura: take a look at this list, these are some of the concerns the business owners outlined for what they want.

As you can see, security is number one, this could be adding cameras in the area.

Number two, commercial property clearing, some of the business owners said they've had some trouble clearing properties so they can rebuild and restart their business on time.

And last is communication this means making sure their business is exposed online, making sure their business is reopened.

For some, coming back to work in paradise was like coming home.

Seeing the people that i know, my clients, my friends, i feel at home.

Paradise lost a large part of its population, its customer base... a concern for some business owners.

We are a resilient community and we are taking a chance and those business that are going to be succeessful are and those business are going to make a pivot to serve our gest workers and temporary residents.

As for what's next, the chamber said they will take all the things they will discuss at the meeting and see what they can do moving forward to best advocate for




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