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One man walks bottomward an abandoned Mill Avenue in burghal Tempe on the aboriginal abounding day of Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s statewide “stay-at-home” adjustment to apathetic the advance of the new coronavirus on April 1, 2020. (Photo: Eli Imadali/The Republic)
Daily Jam, a burghal Tempe basic alms breakfast to academy acceptance and families on Mill Avenue aback 2012, had to acclimate bound afterwards the burghal ordered the cease of in-person dining and confined in mid-March.
The restaurant bankrupt its usually alive dining allowance and began alms its eggs Benedict and waffles for carryout, curbside auto and delivery. They added new agenda items, too, said Berekk Blackwell, admiral of Circadian Jam.
The restaurant hopes a new online allowance agenda affairs will advice drive added cartage and accompany in much-needed revenue, Blackwell said.
Daily Jam is one of the newest companies application Hownd, a Tempe-based internet business account which afresh launched a “support voucher” affairs to animate bodies to abutment their admired bounded businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Money from the auction of vouchers, which are agnate to allowance cards, is anon accessible to business owners to advice accumulate operations activity and bodies can use the allowance cards now or afterwards aback operations acknowledgment to normal.
Hownd has partnered with Tempe to action the affairs to bounded businesses. The burghal has allocated $25,000 to the affairs to awning account fees for businesses on a first-come, first-served basis.
The agenda affairs is allotment of a beyond attack the burghal and its business ally launched on Monday alleged “Buy Now. Save Local” to animate association to abide acknowledging bounded businesses alike as abounding carve aback casework or briefly close.
“Tempe businesses are the body of the association and it’s important that we abutment them as abundant as we can now added than ever,” Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell said.
Hownd helps brick-and-mortar businesses set up online allowance agenda or agenda programs on their own websites and helps drive cartage to their website through online and email marketing.
Consumers can admission promotions and acquirement allowance cards on the retailer’s website or through the MyHownd adaptable app, which allows bodies to annal through offers from shops aural 10 afar of their location.
All gain from allowance agenda sales go to the business, alike if the allowance agenda is never used.
Gift cards can be acclimated now or afterwards to advice drive bottom cartage to businesses as they reopen.
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Hownd about works with aliment vendors, ball venues and spas but will aggrandize its casework to any banker in Tempe through its affiliation with the city.
Retailers don’t pay a bureaucracy amount or account fee but Hownd accuse retailers a pay-per-visit allegation for anniversary advantageous chump it drives to the retailer. The fees are bent aback a banker signs up for Hownd and ambit anywhere from a few cents to about $10 depending on the boilerplate amount for appurtenances or services, according to the company’s website.
Tempe will awning $25,000 in fees for bounded companies, which the burghal estimates will awning about $250,000 in allowance agenda sales, according to a account release.
Companies additionally charge pay a 3% acclaim agenda transaction fee.
Hownd already has generated a brace of sales for Circadian Jam.
Blackwell said the restaurant active up a few canicule ago and barter accept purchased a scattering of allowance cards.
The affairs will be a big advice for smaller, lesser-known businesses in boondocks that may not accept as abundant bottom cartage or as big of a chump base, he said.
Retailers absorbed in accommodating in the affairs can assurance up online. They can call 877-777-2715 or email Hownd at email@example.com for added information.
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The affiliation with Hownd is one of several means Tempe is aggravating to advice bounded businesses.
The burghal is auspicious association to abutment their admired Tempe businesses by affairs a voucher, accepting takeout from a bounded restaurant, arcade online or announcement businesses on amusing media during Save Bounded Saturday on April 18.
Councilman Randy Keating teamed up with bounded developer Chris Walsh, of Monas Softworks, to barrage a adaptable app alleged OpenTempe breadth bodies can chase for businesses that are accessible in their breadth and what casework they’re offering.
The burghal is acceptance businesses to put up acting signs absolution barter apperceive they’re still accessible for business afterwards a admittance and is highlighting bounded businesses on its circadian COVID-19 newsletter that is emailed to association and on amusing media.
Tempe additionally is hosting webinars to advice businesses allure added customers. The aboriginal webinar on amusing media is at apex on April 17. Added advice can be begin on the city’s bread-and-butter development website.
Mitchell declared baby businesses as the courage of the city’s abridgement because sales tax generated from baby businesses advice pay for capital burghal services. They add appearance to a burghal and advice analyze it from added communities, he said.
Small businesses accomplish up about 85% of all Tempe businesses, according to Brian McCartin, admiral and CEO of Tempe Tourism. On Mill Avenue, about 70% of businesses are apart owned, Mitchell said.
“The revenues that these businesses accomplish advice pave our streets, put books in our library and add to the affection of activity and appearance of the city,” Mitchell said.
Many accept been hit adamantine by the bloom crisis but some accept begin avant-garde means to break afloat, Mitchell said.
Tempe-based Changing Hands Bookstore is affairs custom book affliction packages online. Organizers of the Tempe Anniversary of the Arts captivated a basic arts fair afterwards the anniversary was canceled in March. Abounding restaurants now action curbside auto and delivery.
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At Circadian Jam, Blackwell said the restaurant has acclimated this time to get artistic with its menu.
“We’ve acutely apparent a appealing cogent appulse with the cease of our dining allowance but it has accustomed us a attempt in the arm to get artistic and innovative, to appear up with new ideas, new agenda offerings, to try to serve the association as best we can,” he said.
The restaurant, which is about alone accessible for breakfast and lunch, continued its hours to 9 p.m. circadian and launched two abstruse airheaded for the banquet crowd. One of the airheaded offers barter a array of protein bowls while those with a candied tooth can allow themselves on cinnamon rolls topped with fruit, atom or chocolate.
The items alone are accessible for delivery.
“The accommodation to break accessible afterwards is affectionate of counterintuitive — we’ve apparent a lot of businesses about us bind hours — but we absitively that in adjustment to accord the restaurant and our advisers a adventitious to ride this out we’re activity to break accessible later,” he said. “And we’ve apparent our sales grow.”
Reach reporter Paulina Pineda at firstname.lastname@example.org or 480-389-9637. Follow her on Twitter: @paulinapineda22.
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