KEEP THE CHEER HERE This Holiday Season
So make sure you save some of that money you are spending online this week to make a difference in Gardner this holiday season!
KEEP THE CHEER HERE this holiday season! 2020 has been a difficult year in more ways than one, but it has especially impacted many small businesses in our community. So for this holiday season we are encouraging the community to "KEEP THE CHEER HERE" by shopping local and shopping small as much as possible. It all started with #smallbusinesssaturday on November 28th and will continue through Christmas. We know you can't buy everything local or from a small business, but the effort you put forth pays dividends in many ways. Here are just a few...
Small businesses account for over 98% of all employees.
From an economic standpoint, almost 50% of your spending at locally-owned businesses recirculates in the local economy, more than triple the impact of non-local businesses.
Small businesses create a unique sense of community, from their support of city-wide programs/events, nonprofit organizations and individuals.
From now through Christmas, we'll be showcasing various products and services that would make perfect gifts for adults and kids alike. Gift cards. Unique ideas. A little bit of everything, with an emphasis to #shoplocal and #ShopSmall this year. We encourage you to share your ideas with us too by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We've set up a webpage specifically for our members with direct links to their websites where you can get more information and see purchasing options. Check it out.