The small businesses owned by our neighbors do more than sell goods and services. They add vibrant life to our neighborhoods and to our entire region. Their presence brings our Main Streets alive, and the long-lasting, personal relationships they foster create a culture of positivity and belonging. Every small business is a valuable ingredient in the recipe for strong communities with compassionate values. All of us at TABLE Magazine encourage you to shop local and to shop small this holiday season. Let’s get out there and support the businesses that enrich our region with so many gifts.
Small Business Saturday on November 25 provides us with an opportunity to show up for these feisty, independent business owners. In the process, we often discover special, handcrafted, or one-of-a-kind items. Sometimes we give them as gifts. Sometimes they become gifts for ourselves! Whatever the result, the holiday season is the perfect time to revisit your favorites and discover the new spots that may become favorites in the months to come.
Beyond Small Business Saturday, please make it your mission to shop local the next time you’re looking for something for your home or wardrobe, or for the perfect gift. Bring a smile with you while you’re at it: our hardworking neighbors will appreciate the support.
We hope you’re inspired to put your coat on and get out there to walk our Main Streets@ Please check out our gift guides for women, men, children, home, food and drink, and handmade items as a quick and easy blueprint to shopping local this holiday season.
Story by the TABLE Team
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