Huntsville loves small businesses. We frequent Harrison Brothers Hardware from the time we can walk through Big Spring Park, stopping only to get a bite to eat at the Cozy Cow. During the coronavirus outbreak, some of our favorite businesses are struggling, and we need to step in to help them.
The Get Your Gift On initiative by the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce is a way to make sure your favorite businesses are still standing when all this is over.
“Livelihoods are at stake,” according to the Get Your Gift On website. “Can you imagine our community without incredible restaurants, coffee shops, breweries, barbers, boutiques, nail salons, and hardware stores? We can’t either, and we don’t want to.”
Here are a few ways you can help Huntsville small businesses:
- Buy a gift card from your favorite business. You can buy cards for yourself, for Christmas presents, or to give to your favorite essential workers. Check out the Get Your Gift On website to buy from multiple vendors at once.
- Keep ordering takeout and delivery from Huntsville businesses.
- Donate to a support fund.
- Order groceries from Baumhower’s Victory Grille.
- Buy a surprise box from Reed’s Farmer’s Market.
- Send a sweet treat to doctors, nurses and first responders from Smallcakes Huntsville.
- Get BOGO t-shirts from Operation CommuniTees to show someone you’re thinking of them.
- Tune into a live sale at Redbird Boutique and University Pickers.
- Buy a Here for Good shirt to support local businesses.
- Pick up on of the specialty boxes from Peggy Ann Bakery. Your summer body can wait. Eat the cake.
“Remember, we’re all in this together… six feet apart,” reports the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce.