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Support SnoCo campaign encourages shopping at local businesses

A sign outside a restaurant reads "Please do not enter without a face covering" in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Borough Park on Oct. 05, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

To boost the economic health of local businesses, Snohomish County launched “Support SnoCo,” which features businesses across the county and encourages people to spend holiday dollars locally this year.

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The program allows businesses to both attract more customers and maintain COVID-19 safety protocols, and was a recommendation from the Snohomish County Economic and Workforce Recovery Task Force. It’s being funded through CARES Act resources.

SupportSnoCo kicked off on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday with the unveiling of the website.

“We know that local business owners and the people who work for them have had a very hard year,” said Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers. “We want this holiday season to bring a bit of cheer to our neighborhood businesses by encouraging people to shop locally and safely. The Support SnoCo campaign provides residents, business owners, and visitors tools to help them make the most of the shopping season. In these challenging times, it is more important than ever that we support one another.”

The website connects visitors to local shops, outdoor amenities, and offers the ability to create an itinerary of places they want to visit and support. The hope is that the campaign will drive “discovery and commerce” county-wide, encouraging shoppers to support their neighbors.

Support SnoCo also offers small business resources, including toolkits on how to move a business online and how to adapt to the current health restrictions.

“This new Support SnoCo online hub has so many features that will help us survive and hopefully thrive, giving visitors and residents of Snohomish this great place online to learn more about the variety of business and recreation in our county,” said Leah McNatt, owner of Uppercase Bookshop. “If we join in this effort to support one another, we’ll bounce back faster and come through these challenges even stronger than before.”

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Find more general information from the county about COVID-19, as well as resources for businesses, workers, and the public online here.

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