In so many ways, our community has responded so proudly to the challenges this pandemic has inflicted.
Every day we at the La Crosse Tribune are so pleased to share the stories of everyday heroes in our community. The community response and sense of unity have been overwhelming. Local business and the local economy have been severely tested by the profound economic repercussions of social distancing, safer-at-home orders and mandated business closings. Local businesses are the linchpin of our community, and they need the support of their loyal customers now more than ever. Learn how to support La Crosse area businesses Toward further support, the La Crosse Tribune is pleased and proud to expand our existing Shop Local Now platform to include an important gift certificate program.
Shop Local Now is a new partnership connecting us to these vitally important local businesses through an online business directory, and now, gift certificate marketplace. Purchasing a gift card through this marketplace provides local business a timely boost of support, while giving you, the consumer, flexibility to shop at a later date or through their online e-commerce site. Importantly, this platform can support both open and temporarily closed business. These local businesses need these important sales today to help them through this difficult time.
The La Crosse Tribune is pleased to offer this site to local business at no cost to them for the duration of this emergency. If you are a local business and would like to participate in our Shop Local Now program, please visit this website to learn more. I would like to extend special thanks to Altra Federal Credit Union for generously sponsoring this important local initiative. Please considering supporting them as well. Every small gesture of support helps right now. Please visit our Shop Local Now program to support your favorite local business and the local economy.
Thank you for your support.