Local businesses are facing difficult times in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Due to transmission concerns, businesses have been forced to close in many cases, limiting their revenue potential if not shutting them down completely.
One organization is working to ensure that Northwest Arkansas businesses can survive the coronavirus crisis. SupportLocalNWA.com is an online marketplace where patrons can purchase gift card vouchers for local businesses.
The marketplace features more than 350 local businesses currently. Gift cards can be purchased for restaurants, spas and wellness centers, photography sessions, and more. The gift cards can be used now if possible but can also be redeemed later.
“We’re not asking for charity. We simply ask you to lean in a little bit to support those businesses you already frequent. They get some cash to help keep their doors open, pay their bills and support their employees – your friends and neighbors in the community,” the website reads.
All of the proceeds from Support Local NWA will be transferred to the local businesses, according to the website’s FAQ section.
Businesses can register for the site and once the gift cards are listed, customers can begin to purchase them through the site’s secure payment processing system.
Click here to support NWA businesses.