Our area and city are home to so many local businesses. These stores and services support economic growth, provide employment opportunities, and make our experiences more vibrant and unique.
This year has been challenging for all of us, amidst health concerns, anxiety, being unable to see loved ones, financial uncertainty, and more. For local shops, there has also been the layer of stress of financially surviving through this pandemic. The necessary and important restrictions implemented to curtail the spread of COVID-19 have had significant impacts on local businesses.