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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

How To Support Local Businesses in St. Charles County Over the Holidays

How To Support Local Businesses in St. Charles County Over the Holidays

The holiday gift-giving season is upon us. There’s nowhere better to find gifts and spend money this season than somewhere local to St. Charles County, Missouri. Buy shopping local, you support business owners in your area. Here are some ways you can support local over the holidays.


Shop there

One of the best ways to support a small business during the holidays is to shop there often, for items you use yourself or items you plan to give away as gifts.


Buy Gift Cards

Gift cards are a great thing for small businesses because they're a source of instant revenue. If you have picky people on your holiday shopping list, it pays to purchase gift cards from local businesses, provided your loved ones have access to those stores.

October Moon Trading Co
One of the many great shops in Old St. Charles.

Meet Friends There

Next time your friends ask to meet to dine at a well-known chain restaurant, suggest visiting a local option instead. You'll likely enjoy a more unique menu and comparable or even more competitive prices.
One of our favorite places to meet friends and shop is old St. Charles. There you’ll find shops like October Moon Trading Co. They always have fun and unique gifts at prices for all budgets


Host Events There

Need a place for your holiday event or large family gathering? Check your local options. Rather than cram people into your home, a small business may be open to holding your holiday event. Cork & Rind in St. Charles is a great local option to drink, eat, shop or host a gathering

Cork and Rind Private Events
Private event space at Cork & Rind

Tip a Little Extra

The hosts and servers at your local establishments need holiday spending money to spread around the community too.  I’m sure the staff at one of our favorites, O’Kanes Kitchen in Cottleville, would appreciate a bigger tip. Oh, they offer gift cards too.


Keep Them in Mind for the Future

Since it can be easy to forget local businesses that don’t have giant ad budgets, keep a list of local business you like to refer to in the future.

Show Some Social Media Love

Write rave reviews, share posts from your favorite local business, and/or tag friends in posts about local businesses. We’re doing our part by mentioning some our favorites here in this article.


Kelly and Linda at O'Kanes Kitchen
Linda & Kelly with another Realtor and Broker, Deb at O'Kanes Kitchen

Sign Up for Newsletters

Newsletters are a great way to keep tabs on your favorite local businesses. Sign up for their newsletter to hear about their latest sales, events and new products.


Refer Your Family and Friends

Spread the word and multiply your influence for a great local business by referring your friends and family.


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Smaller, local businesses are important to St. Charles County. These businesses create jobs locally, contributing to better property values. So it really does pay to do what you can to support local businesses in your area during the holidays and all year round. Speaking of local, did you know The Boehmer Team members are all local to the St. Charles County area? When you need an expert in the area for real estate, contact The Boehmer Team.