I wanted to take some time to give a shout out to our amazing small business owners in our community. Since the stay at home order was put into place I have noticed so much creativity by these entrepreneurs! From offering curbside pick up, call in pre-made take & bake dinners to teaming together to put together a special day for Mom's on Mother's Day! I wanted to highlight some of my favorite creative business savvy minds!
MadHabit Chelsa Mitchell and I have known each other for quite some time and I have always admired her passion and drive. Immediately she kicked into high gear when the shelter in place order came from the Governor. What caught my eye was her idea to offer pre-made Easter baskets curated with cute little goodies for kids and adults alike! She churned out an amazing amount of orders and helped make Easter a little more "Hoppy" for our community.
Cody's General Store, Hearts N Petals, and Charley's Deli & Icecream These three ladies have been wheels to the grind stone as well! Jody Jeffries, owner of Cody's General Store, has been taking virtual shopping to a whole new level with Facebook LIVE shopping sessions. Jodi Furtney immediately brainstormed a solution to the "what do I cook for dinner each night" and the "stores are out of bulk items" problems by offering pre-made take & bake meals and pre ordered bulk item sales through her business at Charley's Deli and Icecream. Denise Harmon sent flower day brighteners from Hearts N Petals to health care workers as a show of appreciation to our front line workers! And for their latest and greatest idea, a Mother's Day package. Teaming together, they are offering a Mother's Day Brunch Celebration kit for a one stop shop gift for MOM! WOW! Entrepreneurship and creativity at it's finest!
The Henhouse Dawn Morse opened The Henhouse in 2019. This adorable Coffee/Breakfast/Lunch spot has adorable gifts and a great cup of coffee to go with your amazing meal! Dawn has made up gift baskets displayed in the windows at The Henhouse for any occasion! Simply pick your favorite and send her a message.
The Little Pig and Lefty's Taphouse putting together take & bake meals these two small businesses have been keeping Baker County fed with tri-tip meals, and yummy pizza. It can't be easy to close your doors during this time and I applaud these two businesses for staying positive through this time!
Eltrym Movie Theater
To go Concessions?? Count me in! Cotton candy and movie popcorn with curbside pickup, my kids were in heaven! Our family are avid movie goers, if there's a kid movie coming out you bet we are going to go see it, so this closure has been a hard one for us! I miss my little movie dates with my boys. I miss you Eltrym! So, thank you for a little bit of movie magic!
Local Musicians! Some of my favorite local musicians have been doing live facebook music sessions! I have loved this. Being a singer/musician myself I have missed the live music that you can find out and about in our community. To have a little slice of that live streamed into my home by these awesome artists has been wonderful! I hope to see this continued even after we can go watch them in person. And we definitely should go out and support/watch in person when we can! Shannon Gray, Jay Fleming, Add Collard, Elwood and more have kept my little musical heart happy! Thank You!
Perhaps one of my most favorites recently! The Baker High School FFA's live plant sale. The videos I have seen so far are great! I love flowers and plants, even if my thumb is more of a chartreuse and not a hunter green. Supporting these high schoolers and seeing this creative solution to what could have been a road block for this fundraiser gives me so much joy! Go get your plants and give back to these kids who have worked hard to make this a success!
There are countless more community members who have given back, gotten creative and rocked this stay at home order! If you know of a business or community member who I didn't mention leave a comment with a shoutout!!!
Go give these small businesses and community members a follow on facebook if you haven't already!