Support Local Gems

Support Idaho Small Businesses on May 21, 2021

With COVID-19 vaccines rolling out across the state, summer on the horizon and the end of the pandemic in sight, there are many reasons for Idahoans to celebrate. However, as we get closer to normal, small businesses across the Gem State still need Idahoans’ support!  

What is the Support Local Gems initiative?

The Support Local Gems initiative is an all-day celebration of the small businesses that make Idaho special. On Friday, May 21, 2021, you are invited to support small businesses in your community as they work to get back on their feet after a year of significant challenges.

When is Support Local Gems happening?

On Friday, May 21, 2021, show your love for Idaho’s small businesses. Dine outside at an independent restaurant, purchase a gift for a loved one at a local retailer, update your wardrobe at a main street boutique, and more. But why stop there? Every day is a good day to Support Local Gems! Your support helps to preserve the jobs and local character that make Idaho’s communities vibrant.

How can I Support Local Gems?

There are so many ways to support Idaho’s small businesses, some of which don’t cost anything. On Friday, May 21, dine outside at your favorite restaurant or order takeout, shop safely in person or online at a local retailer, purchase a gift card, write a positive review for your favorite local business, or just say “thank you” to a business in your community for all that they do.