Christmas is less than ten days away now and during these desperate times of getting gifts the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce has a gift idea if the person lives locally. Patty Hornbuckle, CEO of the Taylorville Chamber said the chamber has gift certificates that can be used at more than 100 businesses in the area so the money can continue to stay local even after the holidays. Hornbuckle said the list of businesses that take the gift certificates specialize in many different things from crafts, to antiques, to restaurants.
Hornbuckle was joined by Sharron LeGrand, Branch Manager of US Bank, and they said one thing people can get from local businesses, they can't get from an online retailer, is service. They said small town shops offer some of the best service because they want customers to come back and to remember them as someone who helped and accommodated them as much as possible.
Hornbuckle and LeGrand appeared on the NEWSTALK WTIM Morning Show.