The Lisbon Area Chamber of Commerce would like to encourage everyone to purchase as many of their Christmas gifts as possible locally this year.
Here are a few suggestions that you may not have thought of, but I'm sure would be greatly appreciated. How about a gift certificate for a hair cut, car wash coupons, gift cards for a nice meal out? What about an oil change, home cleaning service, yard work for next summer or plowing for the coming snow? Check out local crafting events for unique gifts or support local entertainment offerings.
Our local stores have a wonderful selection of items that would make perfect presents. Gifts in all price ranges can be purchased locally. You can get anything from a pair of gloves to having someone's driveway sealed.
The best gift you will be giving is helping our local businesses who go out of their way 365 days a year to support our community. They provide jobs and create the sense of community that we all love so much in our towns. Let's start a tradition to buy locally when we can.
Kathy Barton, president
Lisbon Chamber of Commerce