Updated: May 18
As coronavirus spreads throughout Wisconsin and our country, our local businesses have been thrust into a challenging position of finding safe and compliant ways of conducting business while keeping their company afloat- each sunrise becoming a fluid question mark of what updates that day will bring and what it means for them.
We are doing our best to keep tabs on what is happening with our local businesses as updates occur, and will continue to post them here as long as is necessary to get our country through this pandemic.
Businesses: Visit our COVID-19 Resource Page under Members for resources to help your business through this challenging time.
Please remember how critical your support is to our local businesses, and continue to patronize them whenever possible, both now and in the weeks to come to keep providing them with the necessary cash flow they need to stay in business. This can come in the form of buying gift cards for restaurants, bars, entertainment venues, or hotels for yourself, teachers, health care workers, or as gifts for weddings, graduation, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, etc.
You could also consider buying meals to-go and delivering to elderly or immunocompromised neighbors and family who may not feel comfortable going out in public, or as a special treat for families working in health care, local police and fire departments, etc. Let’s make sure we are all doing our best to take care of each other in our small, close-knit community.
BELGIUM AREA CHAMBER MEMBER BUSINESS UPDATES- updated 11:20 am May 18, 2020
Adult Literacy Center of Ozaukee County: The center has suspended all 1:1 sessions between tutors and students until further notice. In the meantime, they are offering multiple opportunities for employees to obtain free education on a variety of topics, including: Speaking English, Reading, Math, Job Skills, and more! See flyer here.
Ansay International: Donating 10% of all sales (Bofferding Beer, Domaines Vinsmoselle Wine and Ramborn Cider, as well as online store purchases) from today through the end of May to the Hunger Task Force of Milwaukee. Additionally, Ansay and Associates and the Ansay Development Corporation will match that donation.
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Belgium Community Church: We're following the guidelines provided by the State of Wisconsin during the COVID-19 quarantine and moving our church from on-site to ONLINE! While we will miss being with you in person, we're excited for a new method of gathering around Jesus. With the help of our creative team, we're bringing Sunday morning straight to your living room! So join us right here on our Facebook page on Sunday morning! Service begins at 10:15. See you then! (Click here for church website) ALSO: asking for help should be easy and confidential. If you're struggling in any area because of the COVID-19 pandemic, please let us know and we'll do our best to match you with helpful resources. Of course, we can't meet the needs without resources. If you have something to offer your neighbors please let us know and we'll do our best to put your gifts to use! Fill out the form here: belgiumchurch.com/covid19
Belgium Fire Department: The Fire Department has teamed up with the Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Department for a unique program. They are offering to drive by the homes of children in the Village or Town of Belgium, under the age of 12, who are celebrating a birthday through the end of May. Trucks will drive by with their lights flashing every Saturday. Contact the fire department via Facebook if you have a child who would enjoy this special treat.
Big Ed’s Smoke Pit: Now Open on Sundays 3-7 pm. We will be very limited in our offerings the first few weeks and recommend pre-orders if you want to guarantee getting some food. You can call for pre-orders after 1PM. Our hours and offerings will expand in May and throughout the season. Remember we can deliver larger orders over $100 seven days a week with 48 hours notice. (Split a big order with your neighbors for delivery). Call 1-262-476-5126.
Buechler Farms:Brian and Irene Buechler look forward to seeing everyone soon!
Christian Life Church: TOGETHER AGAIN - SUNDAY, MAY 31, 10:30 AM - Excited for return to in-person Worship. Go online to check out our phased re-opening plan. We will be going above and beyond in assuring safety, hygiene and all precautions for a safe return. We can't wait to see you!! We are hoping to continue live-streaming on Facebook. Stay tuned for further details. www.christianlifechurch.us. We haven’t stopped praying for you. Please go to our website to update us on any prayer requests you may have.
What we won’t do:
· Meet in-person for now. All of our in-person events, groups, and other gatherings are on pause as we practice loving our neighbor through staying at home as much as possible. Join us on Facebook or Youtube. Go to www.christianlifechurch.us for all details and to connect to these platforms with our weekly Monday and Wednesday morning devotions, weekly Thursday 7 PM Bible study and Sunday 10:30 Service.
· Panic. God is still on the throne and in control. As hard as it is to rest right now, we can choose to remember this and rest in Him.
· Waste this season. All of us have a huge opportunity to connect with people online and serve our community right now.
What we will do:
· Stay connected. Isolation isn’t good for anyone and we’re making sure that having to be physically distanced doesn’t mean we’re completely disconnected. Check out our online service details an at www.christianlifechurch.us
· Love our neighbors. Remember that a kind word through the phone or by email or spreading a hope-filled message on social media can really help.
· Remember our Hope. We should lean on and remind each other of God’s promises when we’re feeling weary.
Divine Savior Catholic Schools: School Closed.
Full Pull Construction: Free estimate for any concrete work. Discounted price for all spring estimates. Call 920-980-5928
Harrington Beach State Park: Re-open as of Friday, May 1st with restrictions. Closed Wednesdays. Must have a park pass, which has to be purchased ahead of time by calling 888-305-0398 (passes are NOT currently available at the parks). Pack in, pack out with waste. Bathrooms are closed and drinking fountains are off, so bring your own water. Parks will have limited capacity so plan to visit during off-peak times (before 10 am and after 4 pm). Please be respectful when enjoying our parks so they can remain open!
Heritage Publishing: Still open for your printing needs! Hours of operation are as always. Monday through Thursday 7:00 until 4:30 and Friday 7:00 until 11:30 am.
Inventors Brewpub: Will be re-opening in phases, moving forward with caution to keep their guests and staff safe:
* Our Friday fish fry and take and bake pretzels will continue to be pre-order, online carry out only. Pre-orders can be placed for pick up through new online menu: Check it out here. Kitchen will be closed the rest of the week.
* Many tables and chairs have been removed and the remaining tables inside and out have been spaced out. If the remaining tables and chairs are taken inside please find a seat outside. No standing space is available.
* We ask you for your patience as we work through this transition. * All hours are subject to change on a daily or weekly basis. * We encourage everyone to enjoy the Biergarten and avoid the inside.
With this, here is our adjusted hours effective Monday 5/18. Mon-Thursday 4pm-9pm (Bar only) (Bar and Biergarten is open for onsite consumption) kitchen closed. Friday 12pm-10pm (pre-order fish fry carry out and bar open) Sat-Sun 12pm-10pm (Bar only) (Bar and Biergarten open for onsite consumption). Feel free to join us at the bar or in the Biergarten for a pint at the same time practicing social distancing. Cheers!
Iron Hog Saloon:Open 3pm-7pm Thursday-Sunday Thursday and Sunday: Curb Side (call your order. Come pick up by designated area behind bar- we will run out your food) Friday, Saturday: Curb side or Delivery. $25 minimum order for delivery. Delivery area: Port Washington, Belgium. Cedar Grove, Fredonia. Chicken and spaghetti dinner now available Thursday-Sunday Dine out menu available on Facebook. Call 262-476-4002.
Jacoby's Autobody: We will continue to keep our shop open, but to better serve our customers and to keep things safe during this time, we have changed a few things. If you need an estimate, are dropping off for work to be done, or picking up a completed job, please call ahead. We will be happy to meet you outside while keeping a safe distance. Please, only employees in the building at this time. We can, and are pleased, to be able to still write estimates and complete repairs for our customers. Call ahead phone number is: 414-870-6022.
Kyotes Bar & Grill: - Now Open 11- 8 for dine-in, carryout, and delivery (within 10 miles). - Grab and Go cooked and frozen meals large enough for a family of four are also available such as Shepard’s Pie and Lasagna. If interested in any of the above, call 262-285-5054. - Gift cards available at Kyotes or via delivery. Buy $100 gift card & get $10 gift card free. - We want to thank everyone in advance for their patience. There are a lot of moving parts and we we do not want to sacrifice our food quality in an attempt to rush orders. So please be patient as we get back into the swing of things. - We have been diligently cleaning and wiping down everything, including menus, knobs, and anything else we can get our hands on. - If you are not comfortable coming in, just call the bar when you are here and pull to the front door and we will run it out to you! Thank You All!
Luxembourg American Cultural Center: The center will reopen with social distancing and cleaning processes beginning June 1. Watch Website and follow on Facebook and Instagram for specific details. Staff is still working and checking emails and phone messages. The sold out May tour of Luxembourg is cancelled, but bookings are still being accepted until May 31st for the September tour of Luxembourg- only 10 spots remain!
MacGillis Insurance- We are open for business and our staff is working remotely. Please call us at 262-790-0000 or email email@example.com with any insurance inquiries. We are here to help support all current and new customers. Our normal hours are 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Thursday, and 8:00am-4:00pm Fridays. Thank you
MATC: Campuses are physically closed until further notice and only essential employees report. Resources, summer/fall info and more in English y Español at matc.edu/coronavirus. - As of April 13, the College converted more than 1,600 spring classes from face-to-face to online, discovered innovative ways to offer virtual instruction and received positive feedback from instructors and students. - Qualified students in need of technology to complete their spring courses were provided with Chrome books. - Laptop computers were provided to MATC employees who lacked the needed technology to be able to continue working from home - MATC donated protective equipment to area hospitals in Ozaukee, Milwaukee and Germantown. - MATC Culinary Arts Department donated food to the Hunger Task Force. - Summer 2020-21 classes begin on Sunday, June 7, 2020 (Online offerings only) - Through the CARES Act, MATC received funds from the U.S. Department of Education to provide emergency financial assistance to students impacted by COVID-19. 100% of this assistance is being provided by federal funds. Students eligible for emergency grants through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act received an invitation to apply in their MATC email. The college has already awarded funds to more than 2,300 students.The MATC Dreamkeepers Student Emergency Fund directly benefits students in immediate need for basic necessities including food, medication and more. Updates are available at this website.
Peggy Wester Realty Executives: Actively working with clients who want or need to buy or sell real estate. Communication will be via phone, email, or text whenever possible, keeping face-to-face interaction to a minimum. Showings of properties will be completed in person following social distancing protocol, as well as using extra sanitizing practices, unless directed otherwise by the seller. All paperwork will be signed digitally, and closings will be completed remotely when possible.
Plus Group Wealth Advisors: Still meeting with concerned consumers and clients over the phone and via video chat.
Port Washington State Bank: Effective Monday May 18, the Belgium drive-thru will reopen and adhere to our previously scheduled business hours. As with all open branches, the night depository and ATM are also available, but lobby access for essential needs such as safe deposit box access is by appointment only. Visit pwsb.bank for more info.Member FDIC.
Ray of Hope Reflexology:Reopen as of 5.5.20. Need help during the COVID-19 pandemic? Ray of Hope Reflexology, LLC is now open. Reflexology helps relieve stress and anxiety, reduces pain and restores body function. Lila Mueller, Vicki Koepke and Michele Reilly are all Certified Registered Reflexologists and are here to serve you. For an appointment call (414) 909-3320.
Rise Marketing: Offering Relief Custom T-shirt Program to help cost-effectively unify, support, rally, & motivate employees, community, & customers. Min 144. T-shirts starting at $2.65 with 1-color imprint. Free Set up & Shipping. 262-305-1956 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church: Services now online! See their Facebook page for videos.
Seven Hills Pub & Grill: Open Tuesday through Saturday for dining in (4-8 pm) and pick-ups from 4-7:30 pm. Dining in will be at 50% capacity with table sizes kept to a minimum of six. Reservations are recommended. The bar is open 4 pm - 10 pm with a maximum of seven seated at the bar. Will be sanitizing. Call 262-284-4691 or 262-323-6186.
Stepping Stones: Join Stepping Stones Children's Center staff for evening Story Times at 7:00 - go to the Stepping Stones Children's Center page for links and also other great tips of things to do with your children while you are all home!
Village of Belgium: Village Hall is closed to all counter service. Village staff will be available to assist residents over the phone during normal business hours. Forms can be downloaded from the website, emailed to you, or mailed to your home. Completed forms can be returned by mail, left in the drop box located by the front doors of Village Hall, or emailed to email@example.com. Payments can be made by mail, left in the drop box, or made online.