April 6, 2020

Ways to support small businesses in Cincinnati

COVID-19 and social distancing continue to wreak havoc on small businesses around the country. Even with government intervention, these businesses still need the support of their patrons, fans and community to survive long-term. This is why we created the Save Cincy Small campaign —— to highlight ten key Cincinnati businesses loved by our employees and rally community support around them. During the campaign, we highlighted and donated to a different small business each day and asked other Cincinnati agencies and companies to do the same. We also used our social channels to provide direct ways for our followers to help each business. We’re confident our city will bounce back from the negative economic impact of this global pandemic, but it needs the continued support of Cincinnatians. In order to show your support beyond our campaign, please reference the links below and refer to your local chamber of commerce for updates. 


Pleasantry in Over-The-Rhine is preparing meals for Cincinnati healthcare workers. Purchasers of meals not only support Pleasantry, but also provide much needed encouragement for those on the frontlines of this pandemic response.




Urbana Cafe

Urbana Cafe is one of our favorite coffee shops in the city. To stay afloat during uncertain times, they are offering delivery of whole-bean and ground coffee. 





We’re expecting to look like Tom Hanks from Cast Away by the end of this. Good thing Parlour Salon is offering gift cards for future haircuts. See below. 




Indigo Hippo

Indigo Hippo is a beloved arts and crafts resale store in Over-The-Rhine. Those who support creativity and access to art supplies for all ages can donate to Indigo Hippo directly via the link below. 





Longfellow serves up some of the best cocktails in Cincinnati. The staff of this cozy bar in OTR is selling t-shirts and gift cards to help employees during this time. 




Pho Lang Thang and Quan Hapa

The quarantine has our entire agency missing asian take out from these two amazing restaurants. The owners are selling merch to support hourly employees at both spots. 





Hart and Cru

Wine connoisseur Kevin Hart and his team are offering free wine delivery within the I-275 Loop. Also, during this time, he’s raising money for students of Rothenberg Academy to receive the school lunches they depend on every day. See the link below to support Hart & Cru in both ways. 




Spruce Nail Salon

Self-care is more important than ever and our future selves will need some “treat-ya-self” moments once we’re through this. Spruce Nail Salon is offering gift certificates for future nail services. 30% of all sales go directly to employees during this time. 




Findlay Market

Findlay Market is a rare gem of Cincinnati. The public market and its food and craft vendors enrich our city’s culture and daily lives. Right now, the market is still offering pick-up and delivery services. And for those of you who are interested, you can also donate to the Corporation of Findlay Market Fund directly. All money raised for the fund helps the market stay operational. 




Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

Cincinnati is an artistic city and one of the venues at the core of it is Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. During this time of social distancing and staying at home, the theatre is accepting direct donations and selling subscriptions to future seasons to keep the stage open and support the thespians of cancelled shows. 




We thank the above businesses and many others for what they bring to our lives and to the culture of our city on a daily basis. Please continue to support Cincinnati and your local neighborhood businesses in as many ways as possible during this uncertain time. Together, we can help save Cincinnati and all the unique places that make it so great.

Stay strong and healthy, Cincinnati. 


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