Just this morning I saw a post shared by Suzi's Boutique on social media that said 'Use 'em before you lose 'em. Support your local small business.' It was fitting as today's message was intended to launch our #GRINNlocalchallenge to encourage everyone to be local and support local.
As an affiliate member of the Greater Des Moines Partnership, we are excited to launch a similar challenge as is taking place in the metro this week. Starting this Sunday, June 28 we encourage you to take the #GRINNlocalchallenge. During the next seven days, make sure every dollar you spend is spent locally. Challenge yourself to seek out a local business for anything you might need and challenge yourself to go broader than your normal shopping lists.
After you make the pledge, share on social media and challenge 3 friends to complete the #GRINNlocalchallenge next week, too! Use the #GRINNlocalchallenge to share how you spent your money locally, including the places you went and the things you found! Post a picture of your purchases and share with everyone to see how you are helping to support our small businesses!
Our small business owners are rockstars every day, month and year but especially in the past 100+ days as they have, and continue to, navigate the challenges presented by the pandemic. Many of them continue to feel the effects caused by mandatory business closures and adjustments, and they need our support as much today as they did in early April. Please consider taking the #GRINNlocalchallenge next week to support our neighbors and friends while giving our local economy a bit of a boost!