Fun Ways to #SupportLocal Businesses Right Now

You’ve seen it constantly on social media and the news for the past few months: small businesses have been hit hard by the stay-at-home lifestyle we’re currently faced with. But just because this new way of life has changed the way we engage with goods and services, it doesn’t mean that there aren’t ways we all can help.

Ottawa County has many local businesses that are finding creative ways to get their products to you. This is the perfect opportunity to #supportlocal and show your community how much you care. Check out this list of local businesses to support right now:

Online Shopping

Lakelynn Design
An eclectic boutique that sells women’s apparel, USA made gifts, artisan made jewelry, products made by other small businesses, lake inspired gifts and much more!

Bayou Creek Farmstead Holistic Living
Bayou Creek Farmstead Holistic Living provides the necessary tools to achieve a holistic lifestyle through diet and health to help gain a new level of health and wellbeing. They sell handcrafted, all- natural products including local honey, essential oils, organic teas and supplements, raw sugar, vintage clothing and more. They also sell organic baking supplies, non-gluten flours and grain free mixes so you can make your own food items from the comfort of your home.

The Elmore General Store
The Elmore General Store LLC offers a variety of items from home décor, cleaning supplies and gift items, to retro candy, fudge, and gourmet jams, jellies, & dips. The interior of the shop still retains the feel of an old-time general store, and their products feature many local craftsmen and artisans.

The Pink Perch
The Pink Perch offers a variety of unique gifts, jewelry, accessories and apparel, and just like their tagline, “a fabulous little boutique.” Whether you are looking for new housewares or a cozy hoodie, the store has something for everyone.

The Marblehead Soap Company
The Marblehead Soap Company has natural handcrafted soaps and other organic body products. The shop also features artists and craft-work from around Ohio, local honey and organic products right from their own Wild Thyme Farm, essential oils, baked goods, candles and natural products for your 4-Legged family member.

Restaurants Open for Takeout

Cia Bella

If you’re craving Italian, Cia Bella is the place to call! Their menu features delicious pasta, pizza, salads, and your favorite Italian specialties.

Rayz Cafe
Rayz Café is a local favorite offering many tasty menu items. Be sure to grab an order of their Hot Garlic Parm chicken wings, a French dip sandwich with fries or Rayz famous Chicken Ballz – you won’t be disappointed!

Twin Oast

Twin Oast is another local favorite featuring delicious food made from the highest quality, farm-fresh ingredients. Try their Jumbo Bavarian Pretzel or their amazing Perch Tacos. Definitely a stop you will be glad you made!

Big Boppers Restaurant

Big Boppers is a family style restaurant with a wide variety of breakfast, lunch and dinners. They are known for their barbeque and award-winning chili!


For more information on Ottawa County businesses you should check out, visit the Ottawa County Improvement Corporation on Facebook and Instagram.


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