Up & Coming Weekly

December 08, 2020

Up and Coming Weekly is a weekly publication in Fayetteville, NC and Fort Bragg, NC area offering local news, views, arts, entertainment and community event and business information.

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM DECEMBER 9-15, 2020 UCW 7 JUN 16 JUN 27 U P C O M I N G E V E N T S 225 RAY AVE. SUITE 165, FAYETTEVILLE (910) 483-8133 | FAYBIZ.COM JUN 30 D E C 10 Virtual Chairman's Coffee Club 11:00 AM Register Online D E C 11 Virtual Speed Networking 1:00 PM Register Online D E C 14 Financial IQ 7:00 PM Register Online This holiday season we are encouraged to support the small businesses that form the backbone of the economy in our local community. According to the 2018 Small Business Economic Impact Study, 67 cents of every dollar spent, stays in the local community. That level of retention can have a huge impact throughout the holiday shopping season as local businesses fight to regain revenue lost to the pandemic. Here are three ways you can support local small businesses this holiday season: Go Small Be deliberate about stopping by a local small busines. Many shop owners will be having instore events and specials to help consumers get the most bang for their buck! Look out for options to order online with contactless pickup or free shipping to local buyers. Pro Tip – Do a check-in on your social media platform of choice to boost brand awareness for the business within your circle. Go Online With COVID19 numbers and public health being a priority this year, an estimated 60% of shoppers are expected to switch to online shopping. If that includes you, remember to hop over and see what our local businesses have to offer. Pro Tip – Go to the Chamber website FAYBIZ.com and check out the Digital Mall. This Shop Local Directory is searchable by category and using keywords. Go Social Expand the digital footprint of your favorite local shop by tagging them in a photo. Your social media posts can be seen by more than just your circle of friends; by tagging a small business you make it easier for others in the community to find and support them as well. Pro Tip – Give your favorite small business a 5-star review. A single review can pay huge returns in future sales. Support Small Business - Love Local, Shop Small! A LET TER FROM YOUR GREATER FAYET TEVILLE CHAMBER

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