Soldotna Mayor Paul Whitney (right) presents Soldotna Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Shanon Davis with a proclamation on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna Mayor Paul Whitney (right) presents Soldotna Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Shanon Davis with a proclamation on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Mayor sets Soldotna Businesses Appreciation Days for July

The proclamation praises the efforts of the Soldotna Chamber to support city businesses.

As a way to thank businesses for their service throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Soldotna Mayor Paul Whitney proclaimed July 18-25 “Soldotna Businesses Appreciation Days.”

Announced during Wednesday’s meeting of the Soldotna City Council, the mayor’s proclamation praises the efforts of the Soldotna Chamber to support city businesses.

“The City of Soldotna and the residents wish to thank all the businesses for all they have done to maintain operations and serve their customers as efficiently and safely as possible during this [difficult] time,” the proclamation says.

Whitney presented Soldotna Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Shanon Davis with the proclamation, which he read in its entirety.

“I cannot wait to share this,” Davis said.

The city worked with the chamber of commerce to offer several programs using CARES Act funds over the course of the pandemic, including a shop local program aimed at boosting shopping at Soldotna businesses. That program generated more than $850,000 in spending at Soldotna businesses and saw over 2,800 shoppers and 58 businesses participate, according to the chamber.

“I … urge everyone to thank, patronize and show appreciation to all the local businesses and their employees for all they have done to provide for us during the pandemic,” Whitney wrote in the proclamation.

The full proclamation can be found on the city’s website at soldotna.org.

Reach reporter Ashlyn O’Hara at ashlyn.ohara@peninsulaclarion.com.

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