When we are confronted with the unexpected or the unimaginable, it can feel impossible to look past the here and now. As the COVID-19 health crisis continues to spread, the world has changed dramatically. Yet, through it all, there have been beautiful examples of our community pulling together and picking up the pieces.
Sacramento is America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital. We built this designation with the hard work, creativity, and ingenuity of our many restaurants and businesses. Innovation has been the key to building and sustaining our economy during “normal” times and now, more than ever, we must to use our imagination and determination to find a new path forward.
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Ken Anthony wasn’t among the global airline, hotel and casino companies that instantly lined up for taxpayer handouts when the coronavirus struck. He was too busy trying to keep his small business alive.
Anthony owns Device Brewing Company, which runs three taprooms in Sacramento, including a new restaurant in Pocket’s Promenade Shopping Center. Like countless small business operators, his life collapsed in mid-March, when Gov. Gavin Newsom and Sacramento County health officials closed public gathering places to slow the pandemic.
We all remember the horrible images: Jetliners flying into the World Trade Center. Just like that, life changed.
I was the sole provider for my wife and our three children. The questions came instantly. What does this mean? What will happen to us? How will I provide for my family? Within a week, my daily routine disintegrated into a series of random activities. My income disappeared. I was a mess.