Support Your Community: Shop Local
Supporting local businesses by shopping local is more important than ever. According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce one in four small businesses (24%) say they are two months or less from closing permanently amid the coronavirus crisis. One in 10 (11%) say they are less than one month away from permanently going out of business.
What Can You Do?
As we work to compile resources, there are a few things we can all do to support our local businesses:
- Buy a gift card
- Get takeout/delivery from your favorite local restaurant
- Shop online
- Leave an online review
- Promote on social media by sharing posts from your favorite businesses
- Follow local businesses on social media
- Subscribe to business’ email lists
What’s Open Right Now?
Support Local Restaurants – A roundup the MBA created showing which local restaurants are still open for takeout and delivery.
Curbside Midland from the Midland Daily News is an opportunity to stop at your favorite restaurants and retail without having to enter the store. They compiled an awesome directory, so you can keep track!
The Great Gift Card Giveaway
Follow the MBA on our Facebook page for daily gift card giveaways. Didn’t win? Buy a gift card now and go on a shopping spree later! Treat yourself or get some holiday shopping done early.