Dear Watertown Business Community –

Certainly, these are unprecedented times.

At the same time that we are worried about the health of our loved ones, the Coronavirus outbreak has also put the well-being of our businesses at risk. We are trying to pivot to adjust to this strange and constantly changing environment, while trying to find a way to keep paying our employees.

The Watertown Business Coalition wants to help in any way we can. Hardest hit is our core group of followers: restaurants, retail, and “mom and pop” stores. We urge you to all be proactive. Get a jump on preparing for the worst; call you bank contacts, financial planners, and accountants.

Now is the time for the Watertown business community to ask for help and work together. We urge you all to continue to think local. We at the WBC are here to help. What services or resources do you need? What strategies are you using that may be helpful for others? Please reach out to us. You can contact the WBC through our Facebook Group (

The WBC has reached out to Town Councilor Vinnie Piccirilli, who encourages people to contact him with questions you may have about how the Town of Watertown can help. He can be reached at

Be well,

Bob Airasian, 617-515-1560,

Doug Orifice, 781-335-9100,

Watertown Business Coalition Leadership Members