How To Safely Shop Local This Holiday Season
For many of Iowa's independent retailers, this holiday season could be a make or break moment. Talk of Iowa host Charity Nebbe speaks with several retailers from around the state to learn how they're creating a safe shopping experience.
There are a couple major gift giving holidays coming up in the next few weeks. And as we look for safe ways to shop as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, it's a great time to consider supporting local businesses and artists who may depend on the holiday season for a significant portion of their income.
This hour, we’re going to learn how small businesses in Iowa are adapting to the pandemic, and how we can safely shop local, 2020 style.
- Lisa Bates, community development specialist at Iowa State University Extension and head of the Iowa Retail Initiative
- Staci Hupp Ballard, communications director, Iowa Economic Development Authority
- Kristin Roach, owner, Little Woods Herbal in Ames
- Dereka Williams, co-owner, Mindset Nutrition in Dubuque