Wed. Feb 1st, 2023

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) – New River Engraving in Christiansburg takes delight in being an area enterprise.

“We attempt to spend our cash regionally and work with different companies within the space,” New River Engraving’s Government Vice President Andrew Howery mentioned. “We companion with so many different firms within the space.”

When prospects assist small companies, they’re additionally supporting their neighborhood.

“Whenever you store at an area enterprise, it helps that enterprise provide native jobs, native merchandise, type of uniqueness to the neighborhood, in addition to making your greenback go to your native taxes,” Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce’s Scott Whyte mentioned.

This time of 12 months is particularly essential for small companies in our hometowns.

“Folks are likely to spend a bit bit extra [money] this time of the 12 months with presents and whatnot. and quite a lot of native companies depend on that further income to remain alive. perhaps throughout among the slower occasions of the 12 months. so procuring small throughout this time of the 12 months can actually make a distinction for a mom-and-pop store,” Whyte mentioned.

Having a plethora of small enterprise choices on the town is one thing Christiansburg’s mayor, Mike Barber, is happy with.

“These folks put quite a lot of funding into their companies and it’s essential that we as residents of those localities, store native and assist their efforts,” he mentioned.

It would take an additional step or two to buy at native shops, however companies within the space say it’s value it.

“I feel lots of people are likely to take the simple route and get the simple present that they will simply click on on-line and seize one thing, however quite a lot of occasions, among the smaller mom-and-pop outlets get missed for that, so I feel any time you may assist any type of predominant road retailer or one thing like that, it actually goes a good distance,” Howery mentioned.

“They’re what we’re all about,” Barber mentioned. “I imply, it’s the lifeblood of our economic system right here on the town.”

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