In an effort to help support its local small business scene, Feast Gourmet Cooking School, located in Fenton, MI, is giving away gift cards from a variety of local businesses. The retailer’s gift card giveaway is being promoted online via a Facebook video in which store owner Sean Gartland addresses followers.
Fenton put together the giveaway in order to show his support for other local businesses as people are practicing social distancing and foot traffic in the community is down. The gift cards, he said, highlight several other fellow entrepreneurs in Fenton. Through the contest, he is hoping to encourage and inspire support of small businesses through the purchase of take-out orders, online purchases and purchasing gift cards to be used at a later date.
In addition to the giveaways, which will be posted on a daily basis on the store’s social media site, he also created the hashtag #FentonStrong and is promoting the established hashtag #SmallBusinessStrong, for others to promote how they are helping other area businesses.