On the second day into Shift Your Spending Week is a day dedicated to supporting the local community. Small Business Saturday is all about getting out and seeing what local businesses have to offer. Through purchasing local, consumers are supporting owners who live in the community; they also help keep money right in our community. In a recent study, Local First Utah found that locally owned businesses in Utah return four times more money to our economy than national retailers. That makes a big difference for local jobs and Utah’s economy. Scan through your holiday shopping list and see what can be purchased from a local retailer or restaurant. With all the deals and specials, today’s a great day to start checking off that list. Stop by an Heirloom Restaurant during the day for lunch or dinner to take a relaxing break from the shopping on Small Business Saturday.
Archive for November, 2013
After a day with family, friends and food…many are pulling on their clothes this morning, with pants perhaps a little more snug than a couple days ago, to brave the cold and dash around town for the best deals of the season. The day after Thanksgiving has become known for the kick-off to holiday shopping and spending.
During a time of year when so much is spent and consumed, it’s worth considering how personal holiday cash will be spent this year. Will it go mainly to large out of state corporations or will shopping at local stores be a priority? We can make a big difference in our economy by choosing to support local. If Utah residents, commit to shift just 10% of our spending to local businesses, on a yearly basis, $1.3 billion will stay in our Utah economy!
Shift your spending week is a great start towards this goal. The week officially starts today, November 29th and runs through December 6th. It’s a week all about supporting the best Utah has to offer, from local artists and activities to bookstores and of course our favorite, local fine dining. Learn more about the importance of shopping locally and get some great ideas for holiday gifts at Local First Utah.
Communal Restaurant and Pizzeria 712 are both pleased to announce the winning of a 2013 OpenTable Diners’ Choice Award for Top 100 American Fare Restaurant. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for approximately 19,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. See other top restaurants here. Thanks to all the diners who have helped Communal and Pizzeria 712 earn this accolade in the U.S. and in Utah.
We’d love to see you for lunch or dinner. Make you reservations today to come and enjoy the new fall and winter menus at Pizzeria 712 and Communal.
Check out what Heirloom’s doing on Pinterest! You can find:
- Delectable dishes from Communal, Pizzeria 712 , Mountain West Burrito, Heirloom Catering and Heirloom Cafeteria Company
- Events happening in the Utah local food scene
- Seasonal recipes from Heirloom’s most talented chefs
- Features on the importance of eating locally and seasonally
Enjoy exploring the new boards and let us know if there’s anything you’d love to see from Heirloom on Pinterest.