Now more than ever, small businesses need support from the local community to stay afloat during the hardships created by COVID-19. In an effort to engage citizens and local consumers during a time where we are more physically disconnected than ever, this storytelling campaign will help highlight some of the retail, dining, and service providers in Gardiner via a format that creates personal connection.
Through this campaign, we hope to create a personal connection between community members and local businesses. A small business should be seen for more than its face value. Neighbors, family, and friends are behind the successes of Water Street storefronts. Highlighting their stories from a personal perspective bridges the gap between the individual and the people their hard work serves.
Instead of turning to Amazon, Walmart, and other big box retailers, we hope to remind consumers of what is already available to them locally, as well as to spread an appreciation for the people who make it happen. In this way, it can also highlight the services provided within Gardiner City limits. Gardiner offers a plethora of professional services from accountants, lawyers, mechanics, and hair stylists. We want people to #ThinkGardinerFirst.