The last week has been a whirlwind for most of the country - and Mitchell County is no exception! While (fortunately) we do not have any confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our immediate area, we've seen the ripple effects of announcements being made around the state, country - and the world.
This is one of those moments when we really need to support our local businesses - in any way possible - if you are able. Maybe there's a business you normally frequent but you want to avoid public places - pick up a gift card for future use - or see if they'd be willing to mail it to you. If there's a business you pay membership to (i.e. gym, subscription) - continue to pay those as many businesses use those fees to keep their doors open & lights on. If you aren't one to normally dine out, maybe you'd consider it more in the days and weeks ahead. If you'd rather stay out of public spaces, take-out is a great option also! Maybe there's a fundraiser you wanted to attend but are now hesitant - see about making a donation to the organization instead. All of these will help, however the biggest thing you can probably do right now is this: ask the business owner how you can help. Even if they don't have an answer, it will mean the world that you asked! If you're avoiding travel, plan a stay-cation and explore our backyard! There's much to see and do in and around Mitchell County. I hope you'll join me in making a concerted effort to support our area businesses - whatever that may look like - because they do for us every day.
This weekend is the Spring Preview Open House - and I know many of our retailers are looking forward to showing off some of the newest spring items - clothing, decor, furniture and other unique finds! If you have something you need but don't want to venture out, be sure to call or message the business - they love being able to help their customers find what they need!
As always, Chamber bucks are another great way we are able to keep spending dollars local - which fuels our local economy. Contact us if you would like an order by calling 641-732-3163 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Osage Chamber of Commerce
704 Main Street
Osage, Iowa 50461
Phone: (641) 732-3163