COVID Can't Stop Us Community Revitalization Campaign
National statistics show that BIPOC-, veteran-, and women-led businesses and nonprofits have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, but what is the story here in Dayton? As a business owner, you have valuable insights that can inform policymakers and identify the resources needed for your business — and our local economy — to thrive. Please take a few minutes to share your experiences below. Your responses will inform Elevate Dayton’s COVID Can’t Stop Us community revitalization campaign and may be published on our website.
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First and Last Name *
Email *
Business Name(s) *
Business Focus(es) in 1-2 Sentences *
How long have you been a business owner?
How many people do you currently employ, not including yourself?
How many people did you employ before COVID (January 2020), not including yourself?
How, if at all, did the pandemic impact your ability to hire and/or retain employees, and how have you adapted?
What other challenges have you experienced during the pandemic that most affected your business(es)?
What are you doing as a business owner to pivot or otherwise overcome adversities during the pandemic?
What positives have you experience either personally or business-wise during the pandemic?
Did you receive PPP funds and if not, why not?
With 5 = very helpful and 1 = no help at all, please tell us about the community support you sought and received as it relates to sustaining your business in the past two years.
Did not seek
Fellow business owners
Church/Faith community
Bank or Credit Union
Community Development Finance Institution (CDFI)
Local Chamber of Commerce
Educational institutions
Local government
State government
Federal government
Please provide a few details about the support you have received and the impact it has had on your business.
Looking back over the last two years, what are you most grateful for?
How are you looking to improve your business in 2022?
Thinking specifically about banks, credit unions and CDFIs, what could they do to better support and serve you as a business owner?
What questions would you like to see answered through Elevate Dayton's COVID Can't Stop Us community revitalization campaign?
I understand that my responses, including with my name and that of my business, may be published on Elevate Dayton’s website. *
May we share your responses, minus personally identifiable information, with our business partners so they can improve the services they provide to the business community?
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Please answer a few biographical questions to help us understand the diversity of business owners in our community. This information is voluntary and will not be published. What is your age?
What is your gender?
What is your race/ethnicity?
What are your areas of expertise?
Would you like to be notified about stories, events and other activities related to Elevate Dayton's COVID Can't Stop Us community revitalization campaign? (If yes, we will add you to our email list!) *
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