“In order to survive, we tell ourselves that things could have always been worse. Of course, when the incident happens, we get really angry and upset. We try to look at the bright side. If we don’t, we won’t survive.” – Mr. Choi
In 2020, many Korean businesses closed due to economic hardship and repetitive looting. The Thrive Committee brings together Korean business owners to connect with legal and social services resources and find solutions to help the small business community. This committee will help launch the Community Thrive mobile app that assists owners in navigating the stress of store theft or looting.
Some highlights of the Community Thrive app:
- Instructions on how to report a crime incident
- Resources for theft or robbery encounter
- Steps to engage in neighborhood and community safety
We need your participation to improve the future of our local business community and advocate for the needs of Korean small businesses.