PIN Business Network Helped Restaurants During COVID-19 with the OCN Team’s ‘Restaurant Recovery Program’

PIN Business Network worked tirelessly to help restaurants stay afloat during the COVID-19 closures

THE CRISIS

Colorado restaurants were in a severe crisis due to the COVID-19 outbreak and they needed the community’s help. Restaurants were forced to close their doors to all dine-in customers. Fortunately, they were still allowing pick-up and deliveries. 

HOW DID WE HELP?

As a community, we all helped by thinking about these local restaurants in those tough times. Rather than raiding our grocery stores and buying fast food (because it’s the most convenient), we helped our restaurants make it through the drought. We did this by ordering pick-up and delivery, purchasing gift cards, and scheduling future reservations. We also believe that providing generous tips, if you can, will go a long way.

WHO IS OUR COMMUNITY NOW?

Our Community Now (OCN) was founded by Joe Oltmann, former restaurant owner and current entrepreneur, who is dedicated to helping businesses grow. The website was built as a platform to connect people with their community. In addition to the website, the ecosystem includes community pages on social media like, Denver Now, that help local communities stay hyper-connected. The platform and social media pages reach millions of engaged people weekly. 

Through this connected network, OCN has been creating programs to help restaurants stay connected to the community. Over the past couple of years OCN has been building a community of connected restaurateurs and foodies, called OCN Eats

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

Below are the ways to stay involved and keep our local restaurants strong through tough times. When this crisis is over, we want our restaurants to be there the way we remembered them, not forgotten. 

  • Restaurants – If you are a restaurant owner or an employee of a restaurant. Reach out to us here to get signed up for our program to connect you to the Colorado community. 
  • Community – If you support local businesses, stay up-to-date and receive local offers from Our Community Now, sign up here.