Today may be Black Friday, but more importantly tomorrow – Saturday small business. Over the years, the small business Saturday has turned into a gathering of pop mom shops. This day reminds shoppers of what’s important during the holiday season – the spirit of generosity, not the crazy frenzy to buy cheap things.
There are many ways we can support small and local businesses during small business weekends and beyond. From ordering food from their favorite restaurant to socially remote shopping near Elmwood, Hertel, Jefferson, Grant Street, etc., independent retailers hope people will step up their support.
according to CBS News, “Mmore than 100,000 small businesses have already shut down during the pandemic … ”And there are more closures on the horizon.
Local small retailers are the lifeblood of the community. To date, competition with the big boxes and Amazons of the world has been tough. So consider the pandemic and the costs it has already received? That’s why the holiday season of 2020 is more important than ever – it builds or breaks down many restaurants and retailers.
This is why there are local retailers, cafes and restaurants close, to create safe and enjoyable experiences for your loyal customers. This is why business associations, such as the Elmwood Village Association and the Hertel Business Association, come together (and have a joint marketing power) to ensure that everyone gets the holiday message. no Canceled in 2020. The spirit of the season is stronger than ever, especially when we gather our purchasing power in our neighborhoods … while supporting our local artists and craftsmen.