Ways To Support Your Favorite Local Business This Winter

Covid-19 continues to wreak havoc on small businesses. For our merchant community, winter not only means a dramatic slowdown in business, but brings fresh restrictions and limits to retail and lodging, and shutdowns to restaurants.  

There’s is some good news, even if you didn’t travel to Manzanita, Nehalem or Wheeler in 2020. There are ways to continue to support your favorite local business! Call them up or get on their website and buy a gift certificate from your favorite shop, restaurant or hotel for your next visit. Give it as a birthday gift, use it as a stocking-stuffer, or save it to treat yourself later. Many of our shops even offer online stores where you can shop and purchase items at from the comfort of your home.  

Our small businesses aren’t like the big-box stores. They are our friends and neighbors, people who donate to local charities, coach youth sports teams and sponsor annual events. They need our support now more than ever as they struggle to stay afloat. Buying a gift certificate is a very immediate and personal way you can help our merchants navigate through this slow time. Every little bit helps!

There are also several ways to offer support to our small business community that don’t cost a thing:

  • Write a nice review online
  • Tell your friends and family about your favorite small business
  • Follow them on social media and engage with their posts
  • Use their hashtag when sharing about them
  • Send them a nice email or message
  • Sign up for their email list

If you need the contact info for a particular business, contact the Visitors Center at info@exploremanzanita.com. 

Thank you for supporting big dreams and shopping small!
 
Dan Haag
Manzanita Visitors Center