Our local businesses are the heart and soul of our community.  When we support local, we support our community.  There a lot of ways you can support local businesses!

Check out our Facebook page here. We have a running list of local takeout, delivery and online options. If you’d like us to include your business, please tag us on Facebook or email Kate Cooke at kcooke@wearelocalworks.org.

BUY GIFT CARDS

As a promise to return to support them, purchase gift cards to your favorite local shops and restaurants. This puts money in the pocket of your favorite store owner today to help them cover operating expenses and to help assure a strong tomorrow.

SHOP ONLINE OR OVER THE PHONE

Many local retailers have online shops.  Check them out online.  Localworks helped many local businesses ramp up their online presence.

While some shops don’t offer online shopping, they are happy to take an order over the phone and have it delivered or available for pick up.  Don’t hesitate to ask!  Local business owners are always available to talk with their customers.

ORDER TAKEOUT

Order delivery or takeout. Call ahead and pick up – many will even deliver to your car when you arrive!

Delivery services such as DoorDash, GrubHub or UberEats servicing restaurants are options for delivery.  (Note: these service providers charge local business owners an average of 30% of the total sale.)

TIP A LITTLE EXTRA

Tipping is a big part of income in the service sector.  Consider a full tip on takeout orders, and leaving a little extra for the kitchen staff, too.

SOCIAL CURRENCY

Spending time online? Engage with your favorite businesses — leave a positive Google, Yelp, or Facebook review. Like, follow, comment and engage with them on social media. It’s free to you but it helps to remind businesses that they aren’t forgotten and this kind of social currency pays dividends of a different kind – it allows you to deepen relationships with friends and neighbors that operate your favorite local businesses.