Veteran Business Owners Give Back During This Trying Time

During the uncertain and scary times we are living in right now, it’s nice to see veterans and businesses do what they can to help the community. Below are only a couple of stories we wanted to highlight to show that in this time of crisis, now more than ever, we are all in this together.

Virtual Speakeasy

In partnership with the Tampa Bay chapter of the United States Bartenders’ Guild, Horse Soldier Bourbon in St. Petersburg has launched a relief initiative for local bartenders who are out of work at the moment, tapping them to lead its new live-streaming speakeasy series.

“The bartenders across Tampa Bay, our backyard, are not only our partners but they are also our friends,” said Horse Soldier co-founder Scott Neil in statement. “We hope this virtual speakeasy gives them not just a little cash, but also a chance to engage in what they love to do and are probably missing most right now: crafting cocktails. That’s what bourbon is all about, bringing people together. Social distancing doesn’t mean we can’t virtually come together.”

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Donating Thousands of Hand Sanitizer

Since its inception, Battle Sight Technologies has developed products for first responders. But with the outbreak of coronavirus, the Dayton company has switched from making the infrared marking devices it is known for to one of today’s most in-demand products: hand sanitizer.

Battle Sight has retooled its product line to make way for the development of the product, which is used to prevent infectious disease agents on the hands. Hand sanitizer has been in short supply in recent weeks, as it has been touted by health experts as an easy way to help prevent the spread of coronavirus disease.

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Local Security Company Offers Free High-quality Cameras

A Savannah business is helping keep the community safe during these uncertain times. They’re installing cameras for local businesses for free. High-quality cameras are being placed in different locations throughout local business corridors in order to provide clear coverage of their facilities while they’re currently not in business.

“One it’s no cost and two people are getting worried,” scDataCom Founder and COO, Alaina Ford said.

scDataCom is launching their newest initiative early installing two cameras that will cover nine businesses along Bull Street.

“This program is rooted in the idea of community and what you can do for your neighborhood not what you can do for yourself,” Ford said.

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