Lewis County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Naturally Lewis, is excited to announce Shop. Eat. Enjoy. Local Lewis County, a campaign to continue to encourage the support of local businesses this holiday season amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “This year put your money where your heart is and buy local,” said Kristen Aucter, Executive Director of The Lewis County Chamber of Commerce. Choosing to buy local this holiday season, even something as small as a locally made ornament or cup of coffee means the world to a local maker or business.
The Shop. Eat. Enjoy. Local campaign is centered around a Small Business Saturday event held on November 21st, 2020 (View Facebook Event). Small Business Saturday serves as the kickoff to the holiday season for Lewis County businesses and recognizes the importance of supporting small businesses, the jobs they help create, and the culture they foster in our local communities. The Chamber of Commerce has compiled a list on their website of small businesses that are offering open house specials, raffles, gift cards and virtual event options. Additionally, the Chamber of Commerce and Naturally Lewis will be hosting an open house at their new location in downtown Lowville.
Courtesy of AmeriCU Credit Union, Lewis County small businesses can claim Shop. Eat. Enjoy. Local Lewis County yard signs to promote their participation in Small Business Saturday and the wider message to shop small this holiday season! Yard signs are available free of charge to Chamber of Commerce members. Stop by our office at 7551 S. State Street in Lowville to pick up your complimentary yard sign!
Skip the drive… Ride with us! The Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring Lewis County Public Transportation routes throughout the county available on Small Business Saturday. Four loops have been established for riders to take advantage of Small Business Saturday shopping locations. Social distancing and COVID-19 guidelines will be enforced on all transportation routes. View Bus Schedule HERE!
It is always a good idea to shop small to support your local economy, your friends, neighbors and family! Get creative with your locally sourced gifts by supporting a local not-for-profit, purchasing a gift certificate for a local restaurant or activity, or buy locally online. Now, more than ever, it is important to invest in your local restaurants, shops, and service providers. Think BIG, Shop SMALL.