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Now is time to ‘think small’

We’ve been told since we were young to always “think big.” In most cases, this is true. However, there is one instance where we all need to “think small.”

With the warm months rolling in, and so many events, occasions, holidays, and reunions coming up, it is a great time to start thinking small.

Small business owners in our hometown rely on us to keep the community going. Contrary to current perception, there are a lot of great local businesses in Ironton. If we, as a community, wish to see the area grow, and more businesses to locate here, we must support the ones that are here currently.

Make it a point during the upcoming event season to patronize local businesses. Be a part of it, even if that just means buying a drink or just watching an event.

The best way to attract new business is to show them that we are an active community. We must show that we take pride in our city, and frequent the established shops.

Stop and think about what items you need and where you could find them right here in Ironton.

If we change our mindset, we will change our future.

We can be the movement that improves our city. Be the change you want to see.


Jon Ferguson is executive director of Ironton aLive, a non-profit organization working to make Ironton a better place to live, work, and play. He can be reached at 740-532-2269, ext 301 or jonrferguson@yahoo.com. Like Ironton aLive on Facebook: www.facebook.com/irontonalive