The San Luis Valley cares about your health and the health of our local business community. With the COVID Pandemic still going strong, we want to encourage everyone to help support local businesses Valley-wide this holiday season by shopping online, purchasing a gift card, ordering take out or signing up for private classes. The SLV has a wealth of local businesses offering a wide variety of goods and services. Please help us keep them alive by shopping local this holiday season and beyond!

Thank you for doing your part to help our local businesses at this time!
We are all in this together. #supportlocal

Many businesses are offering online classes, virtual tours, or socially distanced opportunities for recreation. No need to stay locked inside watching TV!

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This is a wonderful way to support a local business. You can purchase gift cards to retail stores, restaurants, and other services now and use at a later date. This helps put money in the the pocket of your favorite store owner which will help cover operating expenses and assure a strong tomorrow. Purchase can be made online or by phone.

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Many local businesses offer online shopping, shopping by phone with curb-side pick up and delivery. Find out how you can support your favorite business with these options. Reminder: Some shops that don’t offer online shopping are happy to take an order by phone and have it delivered to you at this time- so don’t hesitate to ask!

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We all are dining from home a bit more these days. So why not make it a bit easier and order takeout from your local restaurants? Many restaurants are offering curbside delivery and delivery options to your home. We’re working hard to get an updated list, so please check back regularly!

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Many businesses might offer private tours, showings or recreation opportunities. Each listing will include further details.

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Here are a few more things you can do to support your local businesses!

Small Business Resources

The U.S. Small Business Administration is a great resource for COVID-19 guidance and loan information. Click HERE to learn more.

Many Hands Helping

Check in with local civic organizations, nonprofits and other groups who are busy doing everything they can to support those in need during this difficult time, and offer your help – either in-kind or financially.

Social Currency

Spending time online? Engage with your favorite business – leave a positive Google, Yelp or Facebook review. You can also like, comment and engage with a business on social media. This is free but it helps businesses know they aren’t forgotten and this kind of social currency pays dividends of a different kind. Now is a fantastic time to deepen relationships with friends and neighbors that operate your favorite local business.

Arts & Culture

Did you have a ticket to a show that was canceled? Consider making your ticket a donation instead of asking for a refund. This can help many organizations that are struggling at this time. Many of these performances may be rescheduled in the future so make sure to check your email or their social media posts for updates.

Tip a Little Extra

If you have a steady paycheck, consider tipping a little extra for the service workers. When you tip a little extra, especially on take out orders, this will make sure kitchen staff get a cut!