Those who know me can attest, I am a strong supporter of local business. This holiday season, I want to encourage everyone to purchase something from a local business in your area whether you are ordering holiday gifts for your clients or those you just are looking gifts for your friend and family. After talking to some local businesses that are accustom to receiving corporate gift orders this time of year, I was sad to hear their number are way down or non-existent from previous years because many of their clients are skittish over the current state of the economy. In short, this is causing many of them to reevaluate the viability of their businesses. For most of them, the holiday season is a “make it or break it” time of year and this year is even more so.
In doing my part in supporting a local business, I am urging people to call Diane at the Spice Merchant in Downers Grove IL. She can be reached at (630) 829-2000 and found at https://www.facebook.com/SpiceMerchantsofDG. They do custom gift boxes using their large variety of spices and teas. My wife who is a bit tea connoisseur will tell you, they have the best teas. Also, I love to cook, I love their spices and as any foodie will tell you good spices make a difference. I love their service and quality of their product and I believe you will feel the same.
If Spices and Teas are not your thing, find a local business that fits your fancy then share their contact information with all your business contacts as I have because supporting local business is the right thing to do.