Visit Local Businesses on March 29th - National Mom and Pop Business Day

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

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March 29th is National Mom and Pop Business Day in the Guadalupe Valley and across America. The hard-working and innovative small business owners of the Guadalupe Valley contribute to the vibrancy and character of our communities, while employing many of our local residents. It's these locally owned businesses that help to define our community and what it's like to live here.

Small businesses make the Guadalupe Valley an enjoyable place to visit and live

When people visit communities within the Valley, they are likely to enjoy hunting for treasures in our Texas-inspired shops, eating artisan cupcakes at the local bakery, wine tasting at the Blue Lotus, or sipping locally brewed coffee in our many cafes. We have local business owners to thank for that.

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Show your appreciation by visiting a mom-and-pop business on March 29th

Show your appreciation for the local business owners who contribute to our community's vibrancy and success. It's as simple as choosing to spend your dollars at local businesses. Instead of dining out at a chain restaurant, spend your dollars at locally owned cafés and restaurants. Instead of shopping at a big box store, visit a local boutique or gift shop to buy gifts for your friends and family. When added up across our population, these small daily decisions can make a significant impact on the amount of revenue that mom-and-pop businesses generate in a given year. It’s important for us all to make active choices to keep money within our community, where local businesses are creating local jobs and giving back.

Here are a just a few examples of locally-owned businesses to visit in the Valley –

#1 Gretchen Bee Ranch

As the only full-service beekeeper showroom in South Texas, visitors from throughout the state and the world visit the Ranch for products and information.

#2 Court Street Coffee Shop

Located in Seguin, Court Street Coffee Shop serves up more than java. They are a go-to destination for music lovers looking for live entertainment on the weekends.

#3 Sweet B’s Bakery

Head to Sweet B’s Bakery in Gonzales for the best ice cream around. Be sure to take home a cake or other treat for the road.

#4 Sweet Treats Bakery

Known for their delicious cupcakes, Sweet Treats Bakeryis a popular destination for residents and visitors to Seguin.

#5 Seguin Coffee Company

Stop by Seguin Coffee Company for a piping hot cup of java and a soft bagal. This is the destination for coffee lovers on the go!

#6 Laurel Ridge Inn

Visit Laurel Ridge Inn in Gonzales for a luxurious and relaxing weekend, then shop their unique collection of vintage antiques and take home new treasures.

We offer support for local businesses

In addition to patronizing mom and pop businesses, the Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative, with our regional and state partners, offers support for businesses based in the Guadalupe Valley. This support includes access to information and resources, training assistance through the SBDC, grants and incentives. These are a few of the programs available to local businesses:

Anyone who is interested in starting a business locally should contact Gerri Lawing, at 830.857.1207 or email for information, support and assistance. If an entrepreneur requires something that we cannot provide, we will make the introduction to other support services to ensure they can receive what they require.

Thank you to all our small business owners

We want to send a huge thank you to the small mom and pop businesses that make our community such a special place to live and work. Your contribution to our community is invaluable. #MomPopBusinessOwnersDay


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