A new website that is part of a campaign to shop local has officially hit the world wide web.
New community development specialist for the City of Navasota, Rayna Willenbrink, says that it is your access to finding all things local business related.
“It is a place for the community and local businesses to come in, put their information, updated hours, and then, the community can go on and see what restaurants are still open, where they can shop, what stores are offering online options,” Willenbrink said. “We also added a bunch of resources on there, just looking at different business assistance grants and loan programs for local businesses that might need some guidance right now, and just general COVID-19 information.”
She said that, while many of the businesses on there are based in Navasota, you can add your business on there even if you do not fall within the town proper.
“In order to get your business put on here, all you have to do is go online, and on the website, there is a survey. Just fill in the information,” Willenbrink said. “We do have a lot of businesses coming in from Navasota, but also in the outlying areas as well.
And if you are a business or just citizen with questions about the CARES act or anything else, they have you covered.
“We do have a page that goes over all the CARES Act, the SBA, all of the different assistance programs. There is also links where you can find more information. Also included is a marketing tips page, with some out-of-the-box thinking of different ideas that businesses can do right now if they are not allowed to open their doors,” she said.
To visit the website and see a full list of local business openings, hours and other information, visit www.shoplocalnavasota.com.