Supporting Locally Owned businesses has always been important. During Coronavirus, it has become crucial. With so many business owners temporarily shutting doors and facing a lot of uncertainty, shopping and giving support to those that are still able to operate in some capacity is appreciated beyond words. As a small mountain town with a strong local community, Lake Tahoe residents know that spending their hard-earned money on the neighboring businesses is a big deal regardless of economy status. As visitors, we appreciate when you all come up and spend your hard-earned money in our town. You may be a frequent flier to our area, own a second home (or a few) or simply love the beauty that Lake Tahoe provides. You may be wishing you were at the lake or are counting down to being able to return when the shelter in place has been lifted, though you may be nervous about whether your favorite businesses will still be open when you arrive. If you have been wondering how to support your favorite local businesses from afar, here are a few tips.
Buy Gift Cards. There are plenty of restaurants, spas, salons, boutiques and locally owned businesses that are selling gift cards for later use. If you book the same Lake Tahoe vacation rental every year, you probably have a few nearby businesses you love to frequent. If you have already booked a Lake Tahoe vacation rental later this year, even better. You know you will get to redeem your purchase soon!
Order online. A lot of local Lake Tahoe businesses have online shops, which means even if you aren’t at a Lake Tahoe vacation rental, you can still get some of your favorite goods delivered to your front door.
Order delivery or takeout if you happen to be a homeowner using your vacation rental in Lake Tahoe. There are so many businesses that are working hard to pivot their business plan to accommodate locals, both patrons of the business and employees. Not at a vacation rental in Lake Tahoe but still want to order delivery or takeout just to help out? Have it sent to a local friend in need as a surprise, a local organization, local business or even our first responders and healthcare professionals.
Every little bit helps and while we miss seeing our town busy with visitors and guests, we’ll still be here when you come back! For more info on booking a vacation rental in Lake Tahoe for a later date, give us a call. We’d be happy to help!