#ColumbusWithoutUS Campaign Highlights Small Business Impact on Local Community
Columbus’ own Dos Hermanos, Preston’s, The Kitchen Columbus, Tigertree and Wolf’s Ridge Brewing are teaming up to highlight local small businesses and their impact on Columbus following what has been a difficult year for everyone, and small businesses in particular.
The community campaign #ColumbusWithoutUS, led by Wolf’s Ridge, has these small businesses joining forces to push government officials to offer vital, substantial aid for struggling businesses.
The goal is to show the real implications for the city if small businesses cannot survive. Without small businesses, they say, Columbus is at risk of becoming “simply a flyover city.”
The campaign points out that Ohio’s small businesses employ 2.1 million workers and put 67 cents for every dollar spent back into the economy, compared to 30 cents from larger corporations.
Not to mention the personal impact on individuals and families across Columbus. In a video for the campaign, local business owners ask customers to imagine a Columbus without their favorite restaurants and shops, and ask for their support, in any way they can.
In a press release announcing their part in the campaign, Tigertree shared its own statement for the cause.
“We are so close to putting this all behind us. It would be a tragedy to see even more of your favorite shops, restaurants and bars go under just before things come roaring back,” read the statement. “But so many independent businesses have already exhausted their bank accounts and credit cards. So please go support your local favorites today so they can still be there tomorrow.”
For more on the #ColumbusWithoutUS campaign, visit wolfsridgebrewing.com/without-us.