With the holidays right around the corner, the shopping season is about to kick into high gear. Saturday, November 28, is Small Business Saturday, and the Office of Economic Vitality is encouraging Tallahassee residents to support local business owners and shop keepers, with the rollout of their campaign, #LoveYourLocal.
This year, Small Businesses have been severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. But we, as a community, can help offset the slump by purchasing items from our friends and neighbors. Small businesses help preserve our city’s unique culture, maintaining the charm and appeal we have all grown to appreciate. Each dollar you spend at a local, independent business gets spent on local wages, local suppliers, and local livelihoods.
Check out the videos below to hear firsthand about how important your support is to Tallahassee business owners this year, or visit https://oevforbusiness.org/lyl/#participating to see which stores are participating in the campaign.
And when you shop, whether online or in-person, on Saturday, November 28, don’t forget to snap a selfie and tag #LoveYourLocal.
Happy holidays and happy shopping!
Local Tallahassee Restaurants
For many local restaurant owners, 2020 has been a journey, to say the least. But seeing the community rally around restaurants as they adjusted to online ordering, 0-touch delivery, and more has been incredibly uplifting and positive. With the holidays approaching, consider a gift certificate or an apparel purchase from your favorite local eatery.
Like many industries, retail took a huge hit when stores were forced to close due to COVID-19. This meant fewer people coming in to shop, and a reduction in revenue. With the holidays around the corner, it’s the perfect time to patronage these hard-hit businesses by picking up gifts for family and friends.
Another sector that felt the squeeze from COVID-19 this year is the personal services industry. Hair and nail salons, chiropractors, gyms and fitness studios… they were all forced to quickly re-adjust in order to stay afloat. With new safety measures put into place, these business owners are ready to welcome you back.
See you on Saturday!