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Grinnell To Go

May 20, 2020

GRINNELL, IA – The Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the launch of Grinnell To Go, an online ordering platform for local Grinnell restaurants and retailers. In a time when it has been more difficult to visit your favorite Grinnell establishments, the Chamber has developed this program as a way to continue to support member and non-member businesses while distancing protocols and some capacity restrictions are in place. The program is expected to continue well after all restrictions have been lifted, and organizers say it will be a great way to support businesses post-pandemic as well.

The Grinnell To Go program allows customers to log on and place an order with participating restaurants and retailers to be picked up curbside with plans to expand this program down the road to include delivery services, similar to Uber Eats or Door Dash. Grinnell To Go was built by chamber member, Main Street to Me, is supported through the Chamber with additional funding provided through the Grinnell College Micro Grant program.

“We are excited to debut this platform in an effort to continue our support of our small businesses, and as a way to encourage community members to continue to flatten the curve while still having online access to their favorite Grinnell businesses,” says Rachael Kinnick, President & CEO of the Chamber. “Being able to partner with a local developer to bring the site to fruition has been a fun and rewarding experience, and because they are local, they understand our business community in a way that is extremely beneficial; they shop and eat here, too!”

Restaurants and retailers are being added daily. Don’t see your favorite Grinnell restaurant or retailer? Encourage them to participate and contact the chamber so we can reach out to get them signed up!

To view participating restaurants and retailers and to place an order, visit grinnelltogo.com. Businesses are being added daily. For business participation, the program is open to any current Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce member or business located in the Grinnell 50112 zip code. If a business is interested in participating, please contact the Chamber at (641) 236-6555 or kendra@getintogrinnell.com.

About the Grinnell Chamber

The Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce is an independent, 501©6 non-profit organization focused on the Grinnell community. The mission of the Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce is to advance the economic development, vitality, and growth of the community. For more information on how to join the Chamber or get involved, please visit grinnellchamber.org or call (641) 236-6555.