Cedar Park Business Community Stopping to Help
During this time of change, it is easy to see how the COVID-19 (coronavirus) has impacted our own lives. It is something that families and businesses across the world are having to deal with right now. But one thing that has not changed, is the spirit of the Cedar Park business community.
Ryan and Danielle Anglen, owners of Whitestone Brewery in Cedar Park have said they are no different than many businesses impacted by this pandemic. “We have been able to quickly pivot to a ‘Beer-to-Go’ and delivery model that has helped us to keep all employees working at the moment and continue to pay the bills,” said Ryan. They have been able to allow patrons to order beer-to-go or order online for home delivery.
When asked what has changed other than their method of deliver to customers, Ryan was quick to answer the call he was hearing from the community. “With recent shortages of hand sanitizer, we quickly identified that we use many of the ingredients for hand sanitizer here in the brewery,” said Ryan. He went on to say, “…we started to produce our own hand sanitizer that will begin to become available in larger quantities.” They plan to prioritize their production and reserve first rights to the sanitizer to local hospitals, first responders and others in the healthcare industry.
Whitestone Brewery is one of many examples in Cedar Park of local businesses stepping up, stopping their normal business, and reaching out to the community to help. The Cedar Park Chamber has heard of many examples of this and we are happy to be the voice of business, in a community of businesses that will stop what they are doing to help the greater good. Bravo to Whitestone Brewery and the other businesses who help during this time of need.