SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BUSINESSES
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Small businesses are the heart of our local economy, employing most of our family members, friends and neighbors. They are our gathering places for celebrations, product and service providers to keep our businesses and homes operating and go-to donors for local events. In many ways, they are the glue that holds our community together.
Today, they are struggling to stay afloat. They need our help now.
Right now, we need everyone in our community thinking strategically about how you can direct your purchasing power to our local businesses.
WAYS TO SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS AMIDST COVID-19
Supporting your local Businesses now means creating a prosperous future for all of us.
GIVE THE GIFT OF BUSINESS – If you typically frequent a business, buy a gift card that covers your usual patronage. Then spread out the use of the gift card over time. In addition, give one as a gift to someone that might not normally shop there.
KEEP YOUR SUBSCRIPTION/MEMBERSHIP – Many small businesses rely on your support to keep their doors open. If you have a subscription or membership to a gym, exercise class, music lessons, dance academy, etc. – pay and keep them current. Your subscription could save a business.
BUY NOW PICK UP LATER – If you planned on buying a manufactured product like a guitar, clothing, or specialized good – call instead and buy it, have them set it aside, and pick it up later. Shopping local businesses online is a great option as well.
ASK HOW YOU CAN HELP – If you know the owners or employees of a business personally, drop a line and ask them how you can help with ideas specific to their business.
MANAGE ANXIETY – Concerns about COVID-19 are real. However, it is important to be measured in our concern and not let anxiety get the better of us and our decisions.