I sat here for a few minutes wondering exactly how to start this blog post. I’ve already started and deleted many sentences because this topic is so near and dear to my heart. So here is what I WILL say. We love our Omaha and we want our city to succeed and thrive! So how can we help our city thrive? How can we help Omaha thrive?
We can support local!
How do we do that? Why would we do that?
Local businesses are essential for our economy. Local businesses create employment, growth and innovation! Local businesses are what make OUR city unique!
It’s also fun to support local. If you want something unique, support local! Here are some of my favorite local Omaha spots. Have you been to a spot you love? Tell me. Trevor and I would love to try it out on one of our date nights.
Stories Coffeehouse- Stories Coffee Co. – Coffee With A Purpose (storiescoffeecompany.com)
Big Mamas- Big Mama’s Kitchen & Catering – Meals Prepared Just for You
Pitch- Pitch (pitchpizzeria.com)
Karma Koffee- I have a special place in my heart for this business as they donated to a local heart organization we are apart of. Karma Koffee – Home | Facebook
Mixins Rolled Ice Cream- Mixins – Home | Facebook
Coneflower Creamery- Home – Coneflower Creamery
Nicola’s- Nicolas – Home (nicolasomaha.com)
Greek Islands- Greek Islands Restaurant (greekislandsomaha.com)
The hour at which I’m writing this blog post is silly because my stomach is aching for some of these delicious foods. Let’s turn up the noise on supporting local! Tell me your best local Omaha spot, I’d love to hear!
I don’t know about you, but my inbox has been packed with emails from businesses and how this epidemic is affecting them, and their plan of action in the midst of it all. So many business owners are in a position that has never happened before in history. Have you noticed the creativity businesses have used to keep their doors open, but in a safe manner for the public? While this epidemic is extremely sad, my heart is also encouraged to see people rallying around small businesses and those businesses showing grit. Thank you to all the health care workers, the truckers, the grocery store clerks and gas station attendants. You are making our world go round. It is very much appreciated!
I wanted to make a post about supporting local Omaha. My hope is to provide some ideas on supporting small businesses and a few ways to support our community during this hardship. It doesn’t take much to lift someone’s spirits!
- Drop off some non-perishable goods to food pantries. Many people are struggling right now, the Open Door Mission is a great local non-profit.
- Leave encouraging messages in sidewalk chalk. You never know whose day you may brighten while they’re taking a socially distanced walk!
- Tip a little extra if you have takeout, groceries, or other items delivered. They’re working hard to help the rest of us stay home and healthy. Here is an Omaha restaurant list that seems to be updated daily.
- Send a card, an encouraging text, or something else uplifting to a health care professional in your life.
- Support local & small businesses. We know it’s convenient to shop big retailers right now. Small businesses make up the lifeblood of the U.S. economy, and many will have to permanently close without adequate support during this difficult time.
I’m hopeful, friends! It’s been encouraging to see our community come together during this world wide pandemic. We will get through this!