Showing our love for small businesses is important at all times of the year. You probably hear the biggest push for shopping local around the holidays but our businesses are open all year round and need our support. They are the ones who support our non profit organizations, our sports teams, churches, and schools, they support us so we need to be sure to support them! With the spread of the COVID-19 virus foot traffic to our businesses has slowed, as it should, to help keep the members of our community safe and healthy. This is why it is more important than ever to show our local businesses you appreciate them. Here are some ways you can support our local businesses right now.
1. Purchase a gift card
Sharing your love for local is already a great gift to give someone, and now it makes even more of an impact! Call your favorite shop or restaurant and see what they offer for gift cards or certificates – then buy some gifts ahead of time! Now when your next birthday party rolls around you’ll be all set with a gift ready to go.
2. Order in
All of Seneca’s restaurants offer carry out options, call in your order and pick it up to take home! Some have begun to offer curb side delivery and are talking of expanding to in town deliveries. Call local restaurants to hear what options they are offering and give your kitchen the night off!
3. Shop online or by phone
If you have the itch to shop but don’t want to go into shops just pick up your phone! Call our local shops and see what’s new, they’ll be happy to work with you, telling you what’s in store – messaging pictures of merchandise. Also check out shops’ Facebook pages as many are posting pictures and you can speak for items in this way. Some of our Seneca shops are offering in town delivery, curb side pick up, or you can make plans to pick up at a later date. What each shop offers varies so give your favorites a call today!
4. Leave a review or testimonial
One review can go a long way for a small business! Leaving a good review on your most frequented local spots helps get them noticed and standout among other businesses. People often do their research before choosing to shop small. This will tell future customers your favorite spot is one to check out.
5. Give a social shoutout
Inspire others to support your favorite business too. Do you have some snap shots you could share from a favorite local meal? New outfit or home decor? Take advantage of a Throw back Thursday and tell your online community what these local spots mean to you. #ComeSeeSeneca
For a listing of all of Seneca’s Businesses check out our Visitor’s Guide here. Or visit the Seneca Area Chamber & Downtown Impact Membership Directory here.
Be smart, stay safe, & healthy!
If you aren’t feeling well please note that Nemaha Valley Community Hospital has implemented a hotline number for you to call if you experience active symptoms of COVID-19 including a fever of 100.4 or higher, a cough and/or difficulty breathing. If you are experiencing any or all of these symptoms, please call the hotline number at 785-336-0399.
For general COVID-19 questions please call the Kansas Department of Health and Environment hotline at 866-534-3463 or visit their website.
Remember to wash your hands, take care of yourself & each other, and enjoy the first day of Spring!