Be vocal about supporting local.

How to show your love for the places you love.

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Pick up some holiday meal sides curbside.

Complement your holiday cooking with some local flavor. Grabbing an appetizer, fully cooked side dish, delicious pie or anything else from your favorite hometown food stop will take a little work off your plate and add a little love to theirs.

Give the gift of local with a gift card.

Giving family and friends local gift cards is a win-win way to show love. You get to introduce your favorite people to your favorite places and your favorite places get the support they need to keep giving you the things you love.

Give the gift that’s free: your time.

One of the best gifts you can give this year is you. Run an errand for a housebound friend. Surprise a neighbor by shoveling some snow. Offer to add another dog to your walk. The gift of time is free for you and priceless for them.

Show some love for your coworkers’ communities.

Just because Secret Santa and cookie exchanges aren’t happening at work doesn’t mean you can’t share holiday cheer with a coworker. Surprise them and support their communities by having a shop in their hometown deliver a gift right to their home.

Make it a one-for-one holiday shopping year.

This holiday season, for every gift you purchase from an out-of-town place, buy one from a shop in your hometown. Just imagine the local impact you’ll make when half the gifts you give also give something back to your community.

Send sweets to your sweetheart.

Sending a little love to the ones you love is a heartfelt way to show your appreciation for local businesses, too. Just call or click to get candy, baked goods or flowers delivered from a hometown shop to the homes of those who mean the most to you.

Learn something from a local.

Taking a virtual class from a local business is a terrific way to stay connected to your community and support your hometown economy at a safe distance. Neighborhood restaurants, gyms and all sorts of businesses are offering virtual learning today.

Give shout outs on social.

Follow the neighborhood businesses you love on social media and show your support with shout outs. You’ll introduce all your followers to all your local favorites and help create new fans who can bring even more business to your community.

Tip a little more.

Adding a little more to your tips helps the service workers in your community pay it forward to other local businesses. Whether you’re carrying out, picking up curbside or getting your hair cut, giving a little more goes a long way these days.

Use your search bar to search local.

Add “near me” to your online searches. You’ll be surprised how many of the things you’re looking for are available from nearby places. It’s a great way to get the stuff you need and help give businesses in your community what they need to stay strong.

Discover lots of new locals.

Pick at least one day every week to show your support for a different local business. Grab curbside from a restaurant you haven’t tried. Online shop from a new-to-you hometown store. Take something to a neighborhood service and repair shop you’ve never used.

Experience the experiential side of your town.

You can help the organizations that make up the heart of your town by pre-buying passes, tickets or memberships. Just think of the fun your family will have in the theaters, museums, zoos and other places that make where you live a one-of-a-kind experience.

Make your resolutions really count this year.

Want to work out? Choose a local gym or buy a bike from a nearby shop. Wish to update your look? Stop by that Main Street boutique you’ve always wanted to visit. Whatever changes you want to make, you can help change a local business for the better, too.

Get your New Year’s Eve to go.

Grab a curbside 6-pack of something special from your local microbrewery. Or stop by your go-to restaurant for a do-it-yourself drink kit. You can go all out to support your favorite local businesses without having to go out to ring in the New Year.

Give new meaning to deep cleaning.

The depths of winter are the perfect time for some deep cleaning. Take rugs, comforters, curtains and other big stuff to your neighborhood laundromat or dry cleaner. You’ll be supporting a local business and getting down to business on your cleaning checklist.

Make a staycation an incredible vacation.

Choose a theme a day, then look for local places to bring it to life. Like the beach? Buy a tarp and some sand from the hardware store. The city? Grab a coffee to go and do some window shopping on Main Street. Adventure? Map out an epic neighborhood hike.

Find a local store for your décor.

The best time to spruce your home up is when you’re spending more time at home. A painting, lamp or objet d’art from a neighborhood shop is Instagram-worthy today and conversation-ready tomorrow. Plus, it provides a much-appreciated boost to a local business.

How to search and
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Little things mean a lot.

There are lots of simple ways you can support local businesses during the pandemic. You can buy stuff from a neighborhood shop. Give social shoutouts to your favorite places. Or just tip a bit more when you can. The little things you do make a big difference and make you a hero in your own hometown. Got your own ideas for community support during COVID? Share them on social using #WeAreAllIn.