Brielle PTO launches program to support local businesses

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BRIELLE — The Brielle Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization is launching its Business Recognition Program in an effort to support local businesses.

The program is a new initiative developed by the PTO as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, which has made operating a business challenging given the new COVID-19 rules and regulations.

“So many businesses over the years have been such a huge support to the school so with everything going on right now … we kind of felt like it was a time to try and give back,” said Kendal Porter, PTO co-president.

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“We’re excited to kick this off,” Ms. Porter added. “We hope there’s a good response and that we can work well with the community to try and promote positivity.”

The PTO will offer businesses one week of social media exposure on Facebook and Instagram, in addition to promoting the business on their outdoor electronic sign in front of the school.

Businesses interested in participating in the program may contact Tanya Voskian at voskian0421@gmail.com or Amanda Eldredge at aee1122@yahoo.com. Ms. Porter added that both women have been instrumental in brainstorming ideas to get the program up and running.

There is no cost to businesses to participate in the program. Businesses can also sign up at any point in time during the school year, Ms. Porter said.

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