An important message from DCEDC Executive Director, Paul Borek

DCEDC Members and other Businesses/Organizations:

Thank you for your support of local restaurants, retailers, and hospitality providers during the initial COVID-19 stay-at-home order in the Spring. As you know, the recent increase in positive COVID-19 cases has resulted in the shutdown of indoor dining once again, critically endangering the survival of our local restaurants and hospitality providers. Regretfully, some have already announced closures.

We believe now, more than ever, heightened support of local restaurants and hospitality providers is critical. We kindly request that you continue to patronize the local business, and consider an increase of your support to our local restaurants and hospitality providers by ordering carryout meals and box lunches as well as purchasing gift cards.

Restaurants are ready and able to do a daily meal replacement program at your site or to your employees’ homes in DeKalb County. A full list of restaurants can be found here   Daily Chronicle take-out dining information.  Grassroots organization, DeKalb County UNITES is offering a raffle to win a local restaurant gift card.  Please see their information below, on how to be entered into their raffle.

Support local restaurants by ordering pick-up, curbside, delivery, or dining outdoors! Enter your chance to win a local restaurant gift card through DeKalb County UNITES by taking a picture while supporting a local restaurant and posting it on your social media with the hashtag #DKCUnites. Winners will be drawn every Friday! Visit for a list of restaurants to support.

Attached, please find an invitation to participate in a survey that is being conducted by DCEDC’s Business Retention/Talent Pipeline Committee. We are interested in identifying and addressing your needs by conducting a COVID-19 Business Resource & Needs Survey. If you have recently taken this survey, we thank you for doing so. If you have not taken this survey, we welcome your participation in completing it. For your convenience, please see the link to our page where you can view, and take the survey.  Click here to take the brief COVID-19 Business Resources & Needs Survey

We look forward to your survey response and invite your engagement in the dialogue to address needs, challenges, as we seek solutions. Please contact me if you have any questions or recommendations.

My best regards,


Paul Borek-Executive Director, DCEDC