Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Valley businesses need additional support

    As a part time resident of the Wood River Valley, I recognize how our local businesses and their employees support the community. Over the last several weeks, these businesses and their employees have been adversely impacted economically. It would be an ideal time for all of us to show support to our neighbors who directly were impacted by the fires.
    We may not be able to replace the revenue and salaries our community lost as a result of the fire, but we can make a special effort to show appreciation to these businesses.  Here are a number of ideas to show support:

  • Make an additional trip back to the community or plan to stay longer on one of your trips.
  • Stop by a local business and say thanks by giving a cash gift to the business to be shared between the business and their staff.
  • Make purchases within the valley instead of on the web or at another location.
  • Invite some friends to join in visiting the valley during the next year.

    The Wood River Valley is special because of the people that make it a community.   Let’s all say thanks to the business owners and their staff who contribute so much to our community.
Jim Gandolfi
Sun Valley and La Jolla, Calif.


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