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The Honorable Gary R. Herbert

Governor of Utah 

350 North State Street, Suite 200

PO Box 142220 

Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-2220 

 

Dear Governor Herbert, 

On behalf of the undersigned Utah businesses and representative organizations, we hope this letter finds you well and your family healthy. The Covid-19 pandemic has suddenly and significantly affected the lives of every person in our great state and united us behind a collective goal of restoring life to normal. This is particularly true among Utah businesses – large and small – forced to close or transition online while trying to maintain a workforce and stay afloat during this crisis. Utah businesses are proud to serve their communities and, however possible, provide stability in these uncertain times. To that end, we need your help. 

In the best of times, hundreds of thousands of Utah small businesses use free and low-cost digital platforms and business tools to start, operate, market, and grow their business. Access to online tools enables websites, analytics, digital ads, online marketplaces, and e-commerce platforms to empower retailers, restaurants, service providers, and Utah small businesses of all types. Now, more than ever, businesses and the Utahns they serve benefit from the stability, scale, and security of these tools. Now is not the time to disrupt those services. 

During a pandemic, when many storefronts are shuttered and businesses that are still running are operating entirely online, it is the wrong time to demand changes in digital technology operations and business models. Now more than ever, businesses need their access to digital platforms and online tools to be stable, market-responsive, and affordable. Government regulation and court-ordered solutions will inevitably slow down our recovery and add fear and uncertainty. It will be difficult enough to recover from the current crisis without pulling the rug out from businesses that use online tools and digital technology. 

Your administration has always been supportive of our state’s small businesses and those leaders helping to grow the economy and support our communities. We look forward to providing any information, data, or insights that could be helpful to understand the interconnected nature of small and large businesses in the digital economy when appropriate. 

As Utahns work together to spur our economic recovery efforts, your leadership and voice on behalf of businesses like ours is more important than ever. Please continue to support small businesses and our recovery by ensuring we have access to the many digital platforms, tools, and programs helping us survive today. Give us the resources we need to recover and keep Utah in business. 

Thank you for your consideration,

Isileli Tukuafu

Spanish Fork, UT

SLM Enterprises

Salt Lake City, UT

Duana Johnson

Saint George, UT

Mays Retirement Solutions – Owner Van Mays

Price, UT

Heidi Larsen

Manti, UT

Melinda Thorton

Ogden, UT

Clifford Laurence Roderick

Elsinore, UT

Capital Auto Loan

Salt Lake City, UT

9th & 9th Jewelers

Salt Lake City, UT

Creative Cookie

West Jordan, UT

Garden Doctor’s Landscape

Provo, UT

OneTrust Home Loans NMLS #46375

Herriman, UT

Peace4Designs

Eagle Mountain, UT

Wideopen Enterprises LLC

Logan, UT

Redstone Residential

Provo, UT

Red Eagles, LLC

Garden City, UT

Sub Zero Ice Cream

American Fork, UT

Strachan Furniture LLC

Orem, UT

Steven Camden Sheppard

Salt Lake City, UT

Tom Robertson

Springville, UT

Essential Clearings

Orem, UT

Angela Christiansen

Draper, UT

Sunset Framer Inc.

Saint George, UT

Bird Consulting

Roosevelt, UT

Debbie Newman

Sandy, UT

Lava Ridge Intermediate

Saint George, UT

Sturdy Structures, LLC

Garden City, UT

David Sonneborn

Syracuse, UT

Just Full Services

Syracuse, UT

Intrepid Farms LLC

Logan, UT

Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream

American Fork, UT

Onsite Care Clinic / Vivint Clinic

Payson, UT

Jodie Kramer

Logan, UT

Anngeline Marketing

Salt Lake City, UT

Premier Glass & Construction

Logan, UT

Anita Ezell Warner

Henefer, UT

SoftDev Solutions LLC

Salt Lake City, UT

Nida Lloyd

Hildale, UT

Brand Makers

Spanish Fork, UT

Draper Chamber of Commerce

Draper, UT

Pro Image Sports

Salt Lake City, UT

Tribe Rentals

Highland, UT

Island Tans

Saint George, UT

SGW Investments

South Jordan, UT

Puppies For Hearts

Erda, UT

Promontory Stone Custom Jewelry

Roy, UT

Chinese Shao-Lin Center Utah

West Jordan, UT

Mary Grundvig

Salt Lake City, UT

American Housekeeping Of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

180 Fitness

Provo, UT

Precise Painting

Provo, UT

Lewis Vending

North Salt Lake, UT

Marv’s

Enterprise, UT

RAVEN Self Defense Academy

Hurricane, UT

VASA Fitness

Saint George, UT

Symmetry Financial Group

Payson, UT

AUDEA

Salt Lake City, UT

Quick Cash & Loan/Basin Pawn & Gun

Roosevelt, UT

Indivisual Salon

Ogden, UT

Oh Cell No

Kaysville, UT

Community Health Connect

Saratoga Springs, UT

Cheryl Saltzman

Lehi, UT

The Jump Zone

Logan, UT

Central Utah Testing

Gunnison, UT

Amy Donnelly

Salt Lake City, UT

Terry Business Group

West Jordan, UT

C.N.F.I. Foundational and Publishing

Morgan, UT

US Synthetic

Provo, UT

Norma Howes

Salt Lake City, UT

Tammis Finders Keepers

American Fork, UT

Institute of Mixed Martial Arts

South Salt Lake City, UT

Mac’s Mining Repair

Huntington, UT

Coronavirus Resources

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Majority of US Small Businesses Optimistic in Face of COVID-19

A report released by the Connected Commerce Council (3C), in partnership with Google and conducted by LRWGreenberg, finds small businesses are optimistic about reopening their businesses, empowered and fortified by digital tools and services, and resilient in the face of the COVID-19 crisis.