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4 Methods to Assist Native Companies Affected by COVID-19 – Flagstaff Enterprise Information

After all, locally owned businesses account for over 50% of their sales within the local community. Here are four easy ways to further help local businesses.

Locally owned businesses face unique challenges that are likely different from those they have previously faced. Even as Arizona comes back on stream, many property owners are finding they need to adapt quickly to stay afloat in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To keep the Arizona economy strong, supporting Arizona-run businesses is more important than ever. After all, locally owned businesses account for over 50% of their sales within the local community. Here are four easy ways to further help local businesses.

Order to take away in your favorite restaurants

While you may not be lounging on the patio or hanging out at the bar at your favorite local hangout, you can still enjoy your favorite food at home. Consider picking up a few takeout orders later in the week. Missing meals with friends? Have a "dinner party" – everyone will be taken away and video chat while they eat.

Buy a gift card for future services

Most salons and beauty salons are open for business, but not everyone is happy with such services that require being in close proximity to others. Buy a gift card now to redeem when the company reopens. This helps them maintain a flow of income to support employees who are currently unable to work. When it comes time to get that cut and color, you won't even feel like you are spending any money!

Order online from local retailers

Entrepreneurs have adapted quickly over the past year, offering delivery and collection of orders. Now you can pick up the order almost anywhere. Check with your favorite local store to see if they offer this service.

Donate to charities in need

Many nonprofits have been hard hit by COVID-19, particularly the reduction in donations and volunteers. If you can, consider donating or even volunteer your time. If you volunteer in person, be sure to follow the health and safety recommendations, such as: B. wearing a cloth mask and washing your hands regularly.

Together, Arizona will move forward in uncertain times. The support of the local people now means our economy will recover in no time! FBN

By Caprice Daniels

Caprice Daniels is Business Deposit Services Officer at OneAZ Credit Union for the Northern Region. OneAZ Credit Union is the largest state-chartered state-insured credit union in Arizona, with a nationwide membership serving more than 140,000 members in 20 locations in southern, central and northern Arizona. To learn more, visit OneAZcu.com.

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