Holiday season could be a boost for Lynchburg small businesses

LYNCHBURG, Va. The vacations are normally a profitable time for Lynchburg small companies, however the coronavirus pandemic has made the season extra necessary than ever for a few of them.

With building on Essential Avenue and with COVID, its like a 1-2 punch, mentioned Tarsha Joyner, who owns Mrs. Pleasures Completely Scrumptious Treats in downtown Lynchburg.

Joyner mentioned her bakery has had a gradual stream of shoppers all year long, however Thanksgiving and Christmas is when her enterprise peaks.

They name it Black Friday for a purpose. That is the time of 12 months that places everyone within the black, Joyner mentioned. You make an awesome portion of your earnings within the latter quarter of the 12 months.

Lynchburg resident Jerry Griffin mentioned thats a part of why he has dedicated to spending most of his cash at native outlets by way of the top of the 12 months.

The {dollars} keep in our metropolis they usually assist folks we all know and care about, Griffin mentioned. To me, supporting native enterprise is crucial.

Griffin and Joyner each encourage others in Lynchburg to hunt out small companies first through the Christmas season.

Theyre part of our group, so we get to share of their success by supporting them, Griffin mentioned.

Small companies should put meals on the desk, too, and everyone knows cash is tight, Joyner mentioned.

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