How Can We Support Our Local Businesses?
How can we all support local businesses?
- You can support local eateries, growler stations and restaurants by using their take-out and delivery services.
- We can buy our groceries and essential home and gardening products locally by practicing six-foot social distancing directives.
- If you need essential home repair, landscaping, carpentry, plumbing, heating and air system services, utilize local businesses while practicing six-foot, cleansing and disinfecting directives and guidelines.
Four Simple Guidelines for Grocery Shoppers during the COVID-19 Pandemic – Northwest Grocery Association
Social Distancing Flyer – OHA
Good Shirt program supports local business and unites community!
The City of Happy Valley and its residents are showing support for their local businesses through the Good Shirt program, a grassroots effort that aims to help local businesses that have been impacted by the economic repercussions of COVID-19.
The Good Shirt program encourages the community to unite in solidarity and support Happy Valley businesses through the purchase of a shirt donning the City’s name and #hvtogether.
The City of Happy Valley, along with the City’s Business Task Force, Mayor, and City Council, are supporting the endeavor, which was spearheaded by the Happy Valley Business Alliance and HYVÄ co-founder, Joe Barhoum.
The goal is to sell 20,000 shirts and divide the profit among all participating Happy Valley merchants that have signed up to be part of the program. The program is specifically hoping to help small businesses in Happy Valley, with an option for larger businesses to waive their share of the proceeds in order to help those impacted the most.
“Some of our favorite storefronts have had to temporarily shut down while others have had to considerably reduce their workforce or make drastic changes to the way they operate. It’s a tough time for our local businesses and now more than ever, they need our support,” says Happy Valley Mayor, Tom Ellis.
Barhoum’s company, HYVÄ, is a social purpose company founded to help communities thrive by promoting social, environmental, and financial good in partnership with amazing organizations. According to Barhoum, “The purpose of the Good Shirt program is to create additional revenue for the city’s merchants and bring the community together. This program is growing rapidly, and we are working with cities throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington.”
To purchase a shirt in support of Happy Valley businesses, please visit www.hyva.co/happy-valley. Happy Valley merchants can sign up to participate in the Good Shirt program at www.hyva.co/happy-valley/signup.
To bring the Good Shirt program to your community, contact Joe Barhoum at firstname.lastname@example.org.