Global Air Charters Is Supporting Local Businesses During COVID-19
Investing in our communities and small businesses is a great way to give back and support others through the COVID-19 pandemic. Global Air Charters, a small business itself, is creatively adapting to the times. GAC aims to support passionate businesses in its local area. Additionally, GAC is working hard to ensure a safe and healthy flight experience for all crew members and passengers. In addition to maintaining sanitized aircraft, safe food handling, applying hand sanitizer, and consistent use of hand washing, GAC has purchased washable protective masks for its entire crew from Heimie’s Haberdashery. GAC learned from Twin Cities Today News Show that Heimie’s Haberdashery, in downtown St. Paul, is making custom facemasks during the current stay-at-home order.
For over 100 years, this Saint Paul retail cornerstone has provided the finest hand-selected silks and fabrics. Heimie’s Haberdashery takes pride in the traditional classic attire with permanence to style and fashion. “When you walk in, it’s like you’ve stepped back in time on the streets of London,” Paul Rodsjo from GAC. Filled with breathtaking antiques, a gun shop, a fly-fishing shop, a shoeshine station, and even hair cutting and shaving chairs in their barbershop, Heimie’s Haberdashery provides a timeless atmosphere along with upscale, unique clothing for men and women.
The owner and Heimie’s great-grandson, Anthony, has had to lay off all employees except his wife and the tailors. Heimie’s Habidashery specializes in tailored clothing; however, Anthony and his remaining staff are designing protective masks to help stay in business during the shutdown. “The concept is to provide masks that are upscale, in-brand, and that support a small local business in the process,” Anthony stated. The masks are custom-made from beautiful silk or cotton fabric, in a variety of colors and patterns. GAC has selected both silk and cotton fabrics. Crew members can wash and reuse the masks as necessary for professional and leisure purposes.
“We are proud to work with a company owned by a gentleman as passionate about his business as we are. We’re all in this together to support one another in the hopes that other small businesses like ours can weather the storm,” Todd Vollhaber, GAC President.
About Global Air Charters
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Global Air Charters – an essential business — has focused on supporting local businesses during Covid-19 by flying physicians and nurses on humanitarian missions, moving medical supplies, returning executive travelers and pro sports teams to their home countries in Europe and Asia, and returning Americans home. In a challenging environment, our valued employees have pulled together to keep operations going with no layoffs to date. We pride ourselves on providing you, our passengers, with the perfect flight every time you board one of our aircraft. Global Air Charters is your premier provider for all your charter travel needs.