Did you know shopping local helps the local economy? It does! In fact, for every $1 spent .67 cents remains in the community. So when you shop local you support your community directly.
If customers can’t find you then they can't support you (And you're their fellow community member!) Joining us puts your company name in front of our followers.
We provide you with many marketing resources that your company or organization can use to promote the "Shop Locally Initiative" and can also be used while doing your independant promotions.
Many businesses can work together to increase their revenues. You get the chance to work with other retailers and Mall in Columbia tenants to grow together.
We have a huge challenge to take on. We feel that by working together our local economy will heal quicker and that our businesses can come out on top after the COVID 19 pandemic.
After the COVID crisis ends we still have many challeneges to face. One key obstacle is the increased reliance the market will have on Amazon and other online sellers. People that hadn't shopped online before have had to do so due to lockdowns. We need to reclaim those consumers.
Look forward to teamwork, cross promotions, a large kick-off event in Columbia to market our initiative to the public, and assistance from community organizations and the county government. We will grow this initiative into the movement we need to succeed!