This is the hardest time of year for our small businesses, there is no better time to emphasize the importance of that simple act, and it really is that simple. Do you have groceries to buy for the week? Buy them from our local grocery store. Do you have Valentines Day presents to get? Buy them from our local businesses. Need cleaning supplies? There are a ton of options locally.
This week, our family is welcoming a new face to our home and our community. His name is Danilo and he is from Brazil. He is so excited to be part of community where everyone knows everyone. Our community has hosted many exchange students over the years and from what I am hearing they always feel welcomed. The whole process really got me thinking on how to make everyone welcome and connected to our community.
At our annual strategic planning session, the On Hand Development Board of Directors, agreed that the number priority for 2022 is to assist our existing businesses in Hand County and help new businesses come to our area. We have always put existing businesses as a top priority, but this year, we are dedicating even a larger portion of our time and resources into your business.
Jim Jones is the newest face to the On Hand Development Corporation Board Of Directors. Jim was appointed by Hand County for the County Commissioner seat at the January 2022 meeting. Jim is taking the seat of Luke Wernsmann who sat on the board for the past seven years.
Happy 2022, Hand County friends! Did you make a New Year’s Resolution this year? Maybe you want to get healthier, go to church more, be more cheerful, donate to more local charities or volunteer more. I challenge you to add something to your New Years Resolution…let’s all try and supporting local MORE in 2022 than we did in 2021!