Albert Lea-Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce issued the following announcement on March 21.
It is important to support businesses in your community. Here are 5 ways you can support your local businesses
1. Call-in/Pick Up Orders
Maybe it is ordering dinner one night and using a food delivery service, or running to pick it up to-go style. Restaurants and any place that deals with food have very strict sanitation laws they need to uphold, and most businesses are even stepping those up at this time. Plus this is one less meal you have to make.
2. Buy gift certificates to use later
This not only helps stimulate business for establishments right now, but then once you feel comfortable, you can then go treat yourself to your favorite thing from that business because you have a gift certificate in your pocket.
3. Interact on social media
Like the Instagram post, comment on that live stream, share a special deal they have going on. It is the simplest thing and doesn't cost you a dime to help spread the word about a small business.
4. Leave a good review on Yelp or Google Reviews
Did you have a really great experience with the owner or an employee the last time you were at your favorite store? Share that story. Those good stories are read by potential customers and can lead to more business.
5. Make a list of things you might need/want in the near future
Have an event this summer you need an outfit for? Make an actual physical note involving the event and the outfit idea, and stick it on your fridge. Or anywhere else you will see it frequently. That way when the time comes to do some shopping, your favorite small business will be at the top of your mind.
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Source: Albert Lea-Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce
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