Stratford Mayor Laura Hoydick joins CBIA's BizCast to share how the town came together to navigate the pandemic and the innovative strategies her team is employing to support businesses and the recovery.

"We're very fortunate that our community has worked well together for decades," Hoydick says. "We knew our strengths from prior tragedies and we deployed those during the pandemic."

The first 90 days were the most difficult for the town, but they were able to keep manufacturing and construction operating, two critical elements of the local economy.

"For us, it was about getting the correct information out to the public," Hoydick said. "You would hear so many things on so many different mediums—and you didn't know what to believe.

"We wanted to help calm people down, even if it was a little bit."

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