Many of us have put away our holiday decorations, unwrapped the last of the Christmas gifts, and willingly said SEE YA 2020 and HELLO 2021 after a year full of not-so-welcome surprises.
As we look towards 2021 with anticipation and hope, many of our neighbors and small business owners in Brookhaven are continuing to work harder than ever to ensure the success – and survival – of their businesses.
Did you know that, according to the small business recovery research that American Express recently conducted, as many as 1 in 4 small business owners nationwide stopped paying themselves a salary in 2020 just to remain open? It’s no doubt in our minds that some of our Brookhaven small businesses may very well have likely done the same.
Just as Brookhaven’s local businesses rose to the challenge in 2020, we have no doubt that they will continue to do so in 2021 – no matter what the year brings! However, they need us. As you are making your new year’s resolutions for 2021, will you resolve to continue intentionally supporting local in 2021? We invite you to follow along on our social media platforms as we spotlight some of the many reasons you can take pride in and enjoy supporting local in 2021 and beyond!