“Yelm’s Shiplap Shop & Coffee House Continues Strong Despite COVID-19“
“You can’t keep a good community down. Thurston County business owners channel their energy and creativity to find ways to continue to support their community and employees, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. One such business is The Shiplap Shop & Coffee House, in Yelm.
“A recent Goldman Sachs survey of 1,500 small business owners revealed 50 percent of them expressed they would not be able to stay afloat for more than three months, with the current state of restrictions. Undoubtedly, this pandemic is crushing commerce in ways few were ready to handle. But while sales are plummeting in many industry verticals, many business owners are moving their commerce to an online landscape, in order to weather this storm, keep their business afloat, and support the livelihood of their families and their employees.”
“The Shiplap Shop & Coffee House is an icon of hope for business owners in Thurston County. When the COVID-19 restrictions were put in place, Gary [Gary Rurup, managing partner of The Shiplap Shop and Coffee House] and the other owners were quick to adapt. And it has paid off well.”
“They recognized the need for business owners to band together in support of each other during these difficult times. They partnered with Stacks Handcrafted Burger truck, out of Eatonville, and also Yelm’s Twister Donuts. The Stacks Burger truck is there on Sundays,” by Jacob Luplow, Thurston Talk. Read more