Las Vegas, Nevada - This holiday season, we encourage you to shop local. The pandemic has hurt many over the last few months, which is why it’s more important than ever to support our local businesses.

When you shop local, $68 for every $100 stays in the community.

Here are seven ways to support local this holiday season and all-year round:

-Spend time learning about local businesses. Share these businesses with friends and family and even on your social media sites.

-Love a local business? Write them a review!

-Purchase holiday gifts from local businesses and vendors. Many stores have an online presence whether website or Etsy shop and some are even doing curbside pickup.

-Buy gift cards to gift or use yourself at a later date.

-Use a local print shop for holiday cards.

-Make holiday meals from local ingredients from your neighborhood farmers’ market.

-Don’t want to cook? Order holiday meals from your favorite restaurants.