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Give thanks by giving back to small business

Small businesses fuel local economies and create jobs in neighborhoods. LISC supports emerging entrepreneurs other lenders may see as too risky, which helps drive economic development in communities across the country.In celebration of the upcoming holidays and Small Business Saturday (Nov.25), we’re taking a look at the small businesses Virginia LISC has worked with and the places you can go locally for your holiday shopping needs to give back to the Richmond community!
Looking to have the best pie at holiday parties and family gatherings, but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen? Stop by Virginia LISC past SEED winners WPA Bakery or Proper Pie, located in Church Hill, for a pie that will best even grandma’s. Make sure to reserve your pies soon because they will sell out.
Perhaps you have the pies sorted out, but want some great bread for the family dinner table. Check out Sub Rosa Bakery, another SEED business, for all your bread “kneads.”
Need last minute gift ideas? You can’t go wrong with hand-crafted children’s clothes by April Scott’s Kids. Not sure what to put in stockings? Stop by Union Market and Roaring Pines for unique home goods, locally made treats and more. All three of these businesses are SEED winners located right in Richmond’s very own Church Hill.
If you are searching for something active for you and family members to do after eating all that turkey, come on out to Happiness Dance Studios for a family dance class, or sign up for abike ride with Richmond Rides Bike Tours. Both of these Virginia LISC SEED businesses will help you work off those pies in no time.
In all the hustle and bustle, don’t forget to save some time to pamper yourself! Maybe it’s a new haircut and color that will do the trick. Jade Salon, a Virginia LISC SEED business in Church Hill, or Stay Focused Hair Salon, a Virginia LISC 6 BIZ business in Highland Park, can help you out with a fresh look. If it’s your lawn that needs sprucing up, call The Yard Guy (at 804.263.0835) to help you with all your landscaping needs so that your home looks its best for guests!
Whatever your needs this holiday season, these businesses have you covered.