We are a group of individuals who believe that we need to support the local business groups, keep our city friendly, help one another, be loyal, buy local, be kind, be inspiring, take pride in who we are, what we stand for and for the city that we call our home. Long before COVID there was a need for support of local vendors, shops, breweries, etc. Yes, that sometimes means paying a slightly higher price for items, but you can feel confident that the items were created by people who live in your community, want to build your confidence in them and who are not planning on moving on to the next city.
We need to inspire those around us to rise above and to take the high road. It can be as little as stopping and picking up trash, directing a homeless person to a shelter/food bank, stopping and taking a picture of tourists, and the list goes on. It is up to those of us who live here to take part in city development, community outreach programs, come up with solutions, and simply be a part of the people and place that we call home.