Thank you to Tina for sending this information to my attention!
Greater Raleigh Chamber Announces Friends of First Responders Program
Local Businesses Asked to Participate on Sept. 16
RALEIGH—On Sept. 16, the Greater Raleigh Chamber will honor first responders throughout Wake County by hosting the fourth annual First Responders Appreciation Breakfast.
With more than 2,000 first responders serving our community, it is impossible to recognize them all, so the Chamber is reaching out to you. We are asking local businesses to join us in thanking these men and women for the dedication, bravery, and commitment to our community that they show every day by participating as one of our “Friends of First Responders.”
Participation is easy—simply offer a discount or free item to any first responder in uniform or with identification on Sept. 16. For example: $1 off a meal, free sandwich, free soda, etc.—the discount is completely up to you. In return, we’ll recognize your business on the Chamber website—www.raleighchamber.org/firstresponders—and in radio and TV ads (pending).
Please join us in recognizing Wake County Emergency Medical Services, the Wake County Sheriff’s Office, the Raleigh-Wake County Emergency Communications Center, the City of Raleigh Fire Department, the City of Raleigh Police Department, the North Carolina Highway Patrol – Troop C, District III, and all first responders on Sept. 16. To sign up or find out more, call 919.664.7090 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Greater Raleigh Chamber
The Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce is the Triangle’s largest nonprofit business membership organization made up of more than 2,400 member firms representing two-thirds of the private sector employment in Wake County. The Chamber has represented the interests of the local business community since 1888.
For more information about this special event, contact Mary Kernan at the Raleigh Chamber (phone: 919.664.7090, email: email@example.com).
I’ve had the pleasure of working with many businesses who regularly provide discounts to identified or in-uniform service members and first responders. My advice to them when I received this information was to contact Mary and make sure that they provide her with the details of those existing offers so that they can be included in the information that the Chamber is going to publish online.