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Celebrating Small Business Week


May 1, 2024

Happy Small Business Week!

We are proud to join the nationwide celebration of Small Business Week, a time dedicated to honoring the backbone of our economy - our small businesses. From quaint boutiques to cozy cafes, these local establishments are more than just places of commerce; they are vibrant hubs of community spirit and economic vitality.

In this blog, we'd like to share some valuable tips for both business owners and community members on how to show support for our small businesses and why this week holds such significance for our community and surrounding towns.

  1. Shop Local, Shop Often: One of the simplest yet most effective ways to support small businesses is by choosing to shop locally whenever possible. Whether you need a cup of coffee, a gift for a loved one, or a meal for dinner, consider choosing a small business in our community. By keeping dollars circulating within the local economy, we can help sustain and strengthen the businesses that make our community home.
  2. Spread the Word: Word-of-mouth recommendations are invaluable for small businesses. If you've had a positive experience at a local establishment, share it with your friends, family, and social media followers! Leave positive reviews on platforms like Google, Yelp, and Facebook to help boost the visibility and reputation of small businesses in our area.
  3. Offer Support and Encouragement: Running a small business can be challenging, especially in today's competitive landscape. Take the time to offer your support and encouragement to local business owners. Whether it's a friendly smile, a kind word, or a gesture of appreciation, your support can make a world of difference and remind small business owners that they are valued members of our community.
  4. Explore Collaborative Opportunities: Small businesses thrive when they collaborate and support one another. As a Chamber member, consider exploring collaborative opportunities with other local businesses, whether it's through joint promotions, cross-marketing initiatives, or shared resources. By working together, we can amplify our collective impact and create a stronger, more resilient local economy.
  5. Support Local with $aybucks eGift Cards: Purchasing a $aybucks eGift Card is the ultimate way to support local businesses in our community. They can be purchased online (click here) and redeemed at over 65 participating locations, ranging from restaurants and boutiques to car shops and spas. With $aybucks, you can enjoy all your favorite local places on one digital card with no additional fees to you or the business involved.

In conclusion, Small Business Week is a time to celebrate the spirit and resilience of our small business owners. By rallying together as a community and showing our support in tangible ways, we can ensure that our small businesses continue to thrive and flourish for years to come.

Do you have questions, comments, or ideas on how we could support our small businesses? Send them our way!