All year long it is important to support small businesses and Geneva has small businesses aplenty. While the world is struggling with the Coronavirus, people will still want and need to purchase items. Frequenting a small business may be the perfect way to go.
One on one customer service. Retailers in Geneva have a passion for what they are selling or cooking. Their knowledge of their products is incredible. At these singular shops and restaurants, many family-owned and -operated owners are on hand to talk about their products. The variety of businesses is large and often highly specialized.
Have an intimate shopping experience. Geneva has over 140 shops and restaurants in historic buildings. Many of these buildings are former homes. Think about your own home against the size of a large indoor mall. Your home is cozy, personalized and comfortable. That is what you will find visiting Geneva shops and carrying out or dining outside at restaurants.
“Like many of us, local shops, restaurants, inns, service providers and even non-profits have had a challenging year. Keeping dollars in your community is more relevant now, than it ever has been. For every $100 spent in locally owned independent stores, roughly $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll and other expenditures. Spend it online and nothing comes home. (350project.net),” says Laura Rush, Communications Manager Geneva Chamber of Commerce.
Benefit your local community’s economy. Keeping your dollars in Geneva, not only will be advantageous to our business community, but will in the long run be of value to the Geneva resident. If Geneva stays strong in business, then Geneva continues to be a desirable place to live, work and play!