As the holiday season approaches, state Rep. Fran Hurley is promoting Small Business Saturday, which will be held on Nov. 28, to encourage residents to support local businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This has been a very difficult year for many Illinoisans, especially for the small-business and restaurant owners in our communities,” said Hurley.
“The holiday season is often when many small retailers earn the majority of their yearly revenue, so it is more important than ever to shop locally whenever possible.”
Small Business Saturday was created to help small businesses compete with large retailers between the busy shopping days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Hurley is encouraging residents to shop locally safely at small businesses this holiday season.
Residents should continue to stay home as much as possible, and they should explore supporting local businesses through online shopping when available.
Shoppers visiting retailers should continue to follow guidelines including wearing a face covering, frequently washing hands and practicing social distancing.
To encourage support for restaurants during this time, Hurley is also highlighting the 19th Ward’s initiative, Take-Out Tuesdays, which continues until Dec. 15.
To participate, residents should order from a local restaurant, post a photo on social media using the hashtag #TakeOutTuesday and tag 19th Ward Ald. Matt O’Shea and the restaurant.
Residents who participate will be entered to win a $20 “The Bucks Stay Here” gift card.
To provide additional support for businesses throughout the community, Hurley is also encouraging residents to support the 19th Ward Small Business Super Raffle.
Tickets are $10 each and will be sold until Dec. 18.
“Throughout the last few months, we have seen the power that our community has when we come together,” said Hurley.
“Especially during the holiday season it is important that we continue to shop small whenever possible and order take-out from local restaurants to support small-business owners who are struggling during this time.”
For additional information, to buy tickets and for a full list of businesses that will benefit from raffle proceeds, visit the website at the19thward.com.
For more information, contact Hurley’s constituent service office at (773) 445-8128 or email email@example.com.
via The Beverly Review
November 24, 2020 at 03:38PM