New website from McKinney chamber to help local businesses navigate reopening

The McKinney Chamber of Commerce has launched a new website to help businesses navigate reopening. (Screenshot by Miranda Jaimes/Community Impact Newspaper)
The McKinney Chamber of Commerce has launched a new website to help businesses navigate reopening. (Screenshot by Miranda Jaimes/Community Impact Newspaper)

The McKinney Chamber of Commerce has launched a new website to help businesses navigate reopening. (Screenshot by Miranda Jaimes/Community Impact Newspaper)

The McKinney Chamber of Commerce has partnered with marketing agency Centipede Digital to launch a website for helping businesses reopen, the organization announced May 1.

The new website, which can be found at www.mckinneybacktobusiness.com, provides information for McKinney businesses, such as best practices for sanitizing work areas and information about grants and disaster relief.

“There are a lot of questions and concerns that businesses have right now when it comes to reopening,” Chamber President and CEO Lisa Hermes said in a statement. “The website, mckinneybacktobusiness.com, is meant to help answer those questions by gathering as many resources as possible and putting them in one place.”

Centipede Digital CEO Thomas Morganelli said his goal was to help the chamber create a website that was easy for people to access and navigate.

“We saw how hard the chamber was working to get accurate and useful information out to our community, and it only seemed right to help them in their efforts,” he said in a statement.


The website also provides breakdowns and updates about Gov. Greg Abbott’s phased reopening plans and how they will work with local policies in place, Hermes said.

“We all play a vital role in getting our community back on track, and that means we should support each other,” Centipede Digital President Kate Morganelli said. “Pulling strengths of various members and organizations to get us back on track is what will get McKinney back to business safely.”
By Miranda Jaimes

Editor, Frisco & McKinney

Miranda joined Community Impact Newspaper as an editor in August 2017 with the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. In 2019 she transitioned to editor for the McKinney edition. She began covering Frisco as well in 2020. Miranda covers local government, transportation, business and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Miranda served as managing editor for The Prosper Press, The Anna-Melissa Tribune and The Van Alstyne Leader, and before that reported and did design for The Herald Democrat, a daily newspaper in Grayson County. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014.