Cares Act giving small business owners hope

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) Small businesses all over the United States have closed their doors amid the coronavirus pandemic. Humphammer’s Market and Deli in Powell is trying to stay afloat.

Jerry (Hump) Neely has owned and operated Humphammer’s for 35 years. These last couple of weeks is the emptiest he has seen the place since it opened, but call in and to-go orders are keeping the bills paid.

“It sort of pumps you up a little bit, said Neely. “It makes it easier to be optimistic, I guess, and it’s just a good feeling knowing people appreciate what you’re doing.”

Hump hopes to stay open through this pandemic, and long after it passes.

“I’m sure a lot of people make a lot more money doing something else, but I don’t know if they’d still look forward to doing it after thirty-five years, and I wish I had thirty-five more,” he said.

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