Your Local Business Needs (and deserves) Your Support

Your Local Business Needs (and deserves) Your Support

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As more people practice social distancing, small businesses will feel the impact.

During the challenges we now all face, it is important that you shop local when you can. As people practice social distancing to protect themselves, their instinct may be to shop chain stores for ‘one stop shopping’ in lieu of their favorite independent businesses,” When you purchase at locally owned businesses rather than nationally owned, more money is kept in the community because locally-owned businesses often purchase from other local businesses, service providers and farms. Purchasing local helps grow other businesses as well as the local tax base.

In addition to safe practices when visiting the local business personally, many local businesses may have additional options including:

2. FOCUS ON PURCHASING LOCAL PRODUCE/ PRODUCTS Local farmers will also inevitably feel the impact of the virus and the panic that’s ensued.
If you’re heading to a market, fill the freezer with local proteins or stock up on the root vegetables that are plentiful this time of year and will keep a while. Farmers will be hit by the decreased restaurant business, as well and need your support.

3. BUY NOW TO ENJOY LATER Order carryout from local restaurants or buy gift certificates for use later from local businesses. Purchasing a gift card to use at another time helps your favorite business stay in business.

4. DON’T PANIC — VISIT IN PERSON We should continue to stay vigilant, but refrain from panicking. Local businesses are working extra hard to ensure cleanliness and safety for customers.
It is critical that the community understand the facts about this virus. We should not panic or shut ourselves in our homes completely. There is much reliable information out there. One great resource is the CDC website: click for details

5. IF YOU CAN’T VISIT IN PERSON, CONSIDER DELIVERY Many local independent businesses offer delivery.

6. SHOP LOCAL ONLINE. It’s not just Amazon Many locally businesses have a website where you can shop and/or order their products for delivery or pick-up!

7. BUY A GIFT CARD FOR LATER USE Purchasing a gift card to use at another time helps your favorite business stay in business.
We will get through this. And with your help, the local economic impacts can be minimal.

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Date: March 29, 2020

This event also occurs on 04/05/2020, 04/12/2020, 04/19/2020

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