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Business Community Encourages Shopping Local, Online Or In Person

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The traditional holiday shopping season kicks off the day after Thanksgiving. But this is not a normal year due to the pandemic.

The Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce encourages residents to support small businesses by shopping locally.  Chamber CEO and President Brittany Quick-Warner said you can shop online at many local establishments. And, the governor’s 2-week freeze allows in-person retail at reduced capacity.
“If you’re comfortable safely shopping somewhere local we really encourage folks to do that this year. And always.” Quick-Warner said. “But specifically this year, it feels like there is something you can tangibly do to support our local economy, and It’s that.”
Warner said with holiday celebrations scaled back, supporting local restaurants with take-out is also a good idea. Many are offering special holiday family meals and baked goods.
The Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce created a Shop Local Holiday Guide.

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Rachael McDonald is KLCC’s host for All Things Considered on weekday afternoons. She also is the editor of the KLCC Extra, the daily digital newspaper. Rachael has a BA in English from the University of Oregon. She started out in public radio as a newsroom volunteer at KLCC in 2000.
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