How to Support Downtown Right Now

DSI is partnering with other Sangamon County economic development organizations to promote the use of, a listing of business’ status across the whole county. The public can use it as a one-stop location to find out who is open, who is not, and who has gift certificates, takeout, etc.

Thanks to DSI member GoWeb1 | for providing this service as a donation during this crisis.

While you are staying at home, please continue to support local organizations by taking one of these actions:

-Buy Gift Certificates Online

-Order Restaurant Delivery or Curbside Pick Up for Yourself or a Friend – Check Out Our Handy List

-Support Your Friends in the Service Industry However You Can including donating to Staff Meals

-Donate to the Chamber Business Relief Fund (all Sangamon County businesses are eligible to apply for relief whether they are Chamber members or not)

-Donate Your Ticket Costs Back to the Venue if Event Has Been Cancelled

-Leave a glowing review online at your favorite establishments

-Promote your favorite establishments on social media

-Donate to Cultural Institutions

-Give to the new COVID-19 Response Fund to support non-profit, community-based organizations that have experience providing essential services and support to local residents (seeded by United Way and Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln)

-Help homeless individuals by giving to service providers like Helping Hands

-Be Mindful with Your Health and Health of Your Neighbors

Generous tipping when you are able to go out again is also very much appreciated. People working in Springfield’s very important hospitality industry don’t always get sick leave and very small businesses don’t have an army of staff.

This is going to be tough going for a while and our neighborhood appreciates your support!

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