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Nov 30, 2021
The Lowdown with Lori
Pause, Reflect, and Shop Small this Holiday Season in Georgetown, KY!
Let's push pause and take a moment to reflect on how much our small locally owned businesses mean to us and the community. 
We all know that in 2020 our little piece of small town America, Georgetown, KY was not immune to the pandemic and our locally owned businesses were hit unprecedentedly hard. None of us could imagine the heartbeat of our town without its small and locally owned eats, boutiques, antique shops and attractions. So, as a strong community we all pulled together and made a conscious effort to support the many local businesses that surround us in our everyday life.  
While 2021 brought in a slight sigh of relief for small businesses it has remained a roller coaster with ups and downs. Travelers returned, businesses started to rebound, families and friends were able to reconnect with in person visits, and locally owned small businesses kept an incredible spirit of determination to survive. 
This year many of our favorite little places remain in recovery mode and this Holiday Season could give them a lift up into the New Year. Our support plays a key role in how fast the small locally owned businesses rebound from a 2 year pandemic. We can show our gratitude and our appreciation by opening our wallets and providing a much needed economic boost before the end of the year. 
Here are 5 big reasons you should shop small today and everyday! 
1.) Small businesses give back to the community. Small business owners donate to charities, non-profit organizations, volunteer their time, and support local causes. 
2.) Small businesses make an economic impact. $68 of every $100 spent at a local store is reinvested back into the community. Small businesses create jobs. 
3.) Supporting local businesses means you’re also supporting your town! Businesses pay taxes to the city and county, that money is used to support public schools, parks, roads, sidewalks, and fund public service workers. 
4.) Small businesses create a sense of community. The Owners care about the neighbors they serve and provide personalized, exceptional experiences.
5.) It feels good! The Holiday Season is the perfect time to spread some love and cheer to small businesses. It just feels good to support the businesses that make up a community. 
Let’s all do our part and help make the Holiday Season the most wonderful time of the year for small locally owned businesses!

Make this year a Make It/Take It Christmas
If there was one silver lining to the pandemic, it’s that it unleashed the DIY spirit in all of us. And with the Queen Mother of gift giving occasions right around the corner, now is the perfect time to give expression to that spirit with gifts from the hands and the heart.
Chocomania is there for the 'chocoholic' in all of us...
Christine Sawalha has created nirvana in downtown Georgetown with her nearly year-old shop, Chocomania. Chocolates, gifts and wine – a “one-stop shop for gifts” – seem to be what Georgetown needed.
Come Home For The Holidays in Georgetown
With its Victorian streetscape trimmed for the holidays, shop windows merrily decorated and showstopping Christmas tree waiting to light the way for Santa, downtown Georgetown could give Charles’ Dickens a run for his money when it comes to conjuring up the perfect Christmas.
Kentucky Horse Park and 1 million Lights
One only has to observe the competitors of the Kentucky Horse Park horse shows flocking to Scott County hotels and restaurants to realize the impact of the park. Discover the magic behind the one of the biggest Equestrian Attractions in the Bluegrass.
Sleep Inn & Mainstay Suites

Georgetown’s newest lodging choice, the Sleep Inn and MainStay Suites, is a contemporary dual brand offering 71 guestrooms under one roof and a full menu of amenities that enhance any stay.
2021 Holiday Shopping Guide

With nearly 40 shops, boutiques, galleries and restaurants located within a scenic and strollable six-block area, historic downtown Georgetown is a shopper’s haven for the holidays.
Plan Your Experience At Kentucky's Horse Headquarters!
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Georgetown/Scott County Tourism
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Georgetown, KY 40324
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