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Dec 14

5 Ways to Support a Local Business from Home

Posted on December 14, 2020 at 12:21 PM by Darren Huppert

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1. Engage with them and give them shout outs on social media. Show your love for local by following and liking your favorite local businesses online. Some businesses even offer exclusive specials on social media or list pictures and information about their products for you to see what you can order for curbside pickup or delivery.

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2. Leave them a positive review. Leaving a review on Google, Yelp, Facebook or other platforms can help sway others to visit or purchase from a local business.

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3. Sign up for their newsletter. Show your favorite local businesses that you are listening to them. Subscribing to their digital or print newsletters helps them communicate what products they have or specials that may interest you.
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4. Order directly from their website. We all know shopping online is one of the most convenient ways to shop these days. Order directly from a local business’ website so they benefit 100% from the transaction.
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5. Tell your friends and family why you love the business. Have you tried a restaurant, service or retailer because you heard about it from someone you know? Support your favorite local businesses by telling others about them.
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Shop Placer businesses this holiday season and show them some love!
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Dec 02

5 Reasons to Shop Placer

Posted on December 2, 2020 at 9:57 AM by Lauren Faulkenberry

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1. Shopping locally secures jobs in your community. 
Your spending dollars at big and small businesses help support payroll for our friends, family and neighbors.
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2. Shopping at a local retailer nurtures community and preserves what makes Placer County top ranked for quality of life.

Our local businesses sponsor your local Little League teams and community events. Let’s return the favor and support them by shopping in Placer.
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3. Purchasing in your town keeps your tax dollars invested where you live.
Local sales tax revenue funds our vital police and fire programs. 
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4. Local retailers provide personal expertise.
Enjoy the perks of shopping locally with personal service, expertise and convenience. Want more information about  a mass produced product or niche item? Placer retailers can tell you all about it if you ask them. 
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5. Shopping locally preserves choice.
Supporting our businesses helps keep our community unique. We love that we have many choices for clothing, but also some very unique shops that provide one-of-a-kind items.
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Let's #ShopPlacer together! Learn more at ShopPlacer.com.
Mar 20

10 Things to Do in Placer County During "Shelter at Home" Order

Posted on March 20, 2020 at 5:07 PM by Lauren Faulkenberry

Sheltering at home and looking for ways to stay busy? Check out our list of 10 things to do and comment with your ideas!

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