FRUITA, Colo. — Our local businesses need a little extra love during these tough times. To encourage buying local, several organizations created an online store full of local business merchandise.
The Fruita Area Chamber of Commerce, Western Slope Communications, and Grand Valley
Power are trying to find ways to strengthen the local economy– in this financial crisis.
To support this effort an online store called Love Local Grand Valley was created.
The store is composed entirely of local business goods and gift cards.
Even though the Fruita Area Chamber of Commerce spearheaded this idea, it’s open to business in the Grand Valley.
Downtown Grand Junction has been thinking of ways to support its local businesses, and this online store adds to that effort.
“We’ve also been doing our own gift card promotion which is if people spend 25 dollars, we mail a 10 dollar gift card… it’s cool to have a lot of different options.” – Brandon Stam, Downtown GJ
If you’re interested in shopping, or are a local business owner wanting to participate, click here.