BUHL, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — Christmas is right around the corner and while most shopping is done online now, some small businesses in the area are getting ready.
Events like Sip and Shop at Collective Studio in Buhl, where customers are invited to browse local products while sipping hot chocolate and snacking. Encouraging consumers to keep their money locally.
Owner Lauren McCarthy says holding events like this gives her an opportunity to thank her loyal customers, as well as spread support for local small businesses.
“It is very important. There are many options; big stores, online shopping, but I see a lot of people looking for the experience of shopping small things and getting to know the person they’re buying from,” said McCarthy.
He adds that the support of his community is also important during the holiday season, when businesses like his rely on sales to help them finish the year strong.
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