we know that covid-19 has been hard on all businesses, but particularly on small, local businesses. many are struggling to survive, while others are scrambling to figure out how to move forward. for most of us, there is no going back to normal - instead, we will need to figure out a "new normal" and adjust accordingly. likewise, as consumers, we may want to reconsider what was once normal. we may want to consider supporting local businesses in a way we perhaps did not before. we may now realize that it was not big box stores that made us a community, but the independent, passionate, creative, and unique businesses. we hope to do our small part by shining a spotlight on them, and encouraging you to check out what they are offering now, and in the near future.