Payne said with revenue being the lifeblood of any organization, purchasing gift cards, buying carry-out food and drink and shopping on online stores are often most helpful. In addition, there are other less expensive options including sharing and promoting business social media pages, which allows them to gain better exposure and potential new customers.
One of the unique sections includes an area where you can “Send a Smile” to a downtown business.
“Our downtown is a community and sending them a message of support during maybe the scariest part of their entrepreneurial career can really make a difference,” Payne said. “Small businesses are people too.”
He said many businesses are offering discounts, promotions or free gifts with purchase. In the “Thank you, Middletown” section of the page, you can find codes or free offers. The list will continue to expand each day.