Calling on Californians to shop safe and shop local: Isabel Guzman and Sarah Friar

Jul 8, 2020 | CalOSBA, Opinion Editorial

By Isabel Guzman and Sarah Friar, The Press Enterprise

“Local has taken on a new meaning and California’s beloved small businesses need our help now more than ever. Supporting nearby stores, business owners, and local employees, as they modify operations to slow the spread of COVID-19, is an essential commitment to our community. […] It is up to us, as Californians, to support our tenacious small business owners and entrepreneurs to help them get back on their feet. Today, as Co-Chairs of the Small Business Subcommittee to the Governor’s Task Force on Business and Jobs Recovery, we are calling on you to join us by shopping safely and locally. Throughout the month of July, Calling All Californians: #ShopSafeShopLocal will celebrate the small businesses that are the core of our neighborhoods and make our communities special.” Read The Press-Enterprise article here.

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