As the COVID-19 pandemic took over Chicago, thousands of local businesses were on the brink of permanently shutting their doors. Now that Chicagoland is slowly opening back up again, it’s up to us to support these businesses and help to get them back on their feet.
Here are three unique ideas for supporting local businesses:
1. Buy gift cards from local businesses for friends and family.
This will encourage others to visit your local spots.
2. If you can afford it, tip extra.
Most businesses have the option to tip these days, even if you’re just picking up an order. Consider adding a tip to help these businesses and their employees back to their feet.
3. Use the power of social media.
Whenever you visit a local business, or even if you can’t make it but see they’re running a special promotion, share it with your followers to spread the word.