reSTART Helping Local Businesses Get Back To Business


Vermilion reSTART is helping local Vermilion businesses get back to business. The project is a collaboration between the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Vermilion.

Volunteers started delivering reSTART bags to 100 Vermilion businesses yesterday who are slowly opening their doors. Thoughtful and generous donations from Discount Drug Mart, Giant Eagle, Defense Soap, Kingston of Vermilion, Ted & Betsy Wakefield, and numerous mask makers (200+ hand sewn masks), volunteers and others made this project possible. It speaks volumes about how our community supports one another.

The Chamber and Main Street note that the project focused on providing reSTART bags for the restaurants, retailers, salons and spas forced to close their doors for so long. The organizations are sensitive to the impact this has had on ALL local businesses, but hope everyone understands the limits of this project doesn't lessen their support of all Vermilion businesses.