The Chamber, here to help in these difficult times - Jo-ann Harney

March 30, 2020 - 12:00pm

The Chamber, here to help in these difficult times - Jo-ann Harney

It has now been nearly seven months since I joined the Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce. It has been an eventful few months, and I joined the Chamber just a few weeks before the EXPO 2019 and what a baptism of fire that was.

Since then, I have had the opportunity to be involved in organising and attending many Chamber Events including Members Meets and the Christmas Business Lunch where I have met and talked to a lot of our Members, Ambassadors, and the Board. I now feel that I have a greater understanding of what the Chamber is about and what we can do to help our members.

Over the last few weeks, things have changed for everyone, and I now find myself working from home due to the Coronavirus, as does most of the country. This is a challenge for everyone; however the Chamber remains open during these unpredictable times, and we are all here if anyone requires help and support, the Team can be contacted on 01524 381331 or

The Chamber website is constantly being updated when we receive any information from either the UK Government, Lancashire County Council, and Lancaster City Council. The website is a fantastic tool for all businesses big or small to find and get any information or help they require.

A lot of our members are also contacting us regarding news and services they are offering, and this information can be found at  If you are a Chamber Member and have any information you think will be able to help or support others, please contact a member of the Team, and this can added to the website.

Fingers crossed things will all get back to some sort of normality very soon.