DES MOINES, IA — Catch Des Moines has launched the DSM Local Challenge to encourage Greater Des Moines residents to support shopping local while practicing social distancing. To participate in the challenge, residents must (1) post a photo to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter showing how they support local small business and tag three friends to do the same, and/or (2) post on social media using the verbiage “I support (name of business)” and the hashtag #DSMlocalchallenge.
According to Catch Des Moines, easy ideas for the DSM Local Challenge including ordering takeout or delivery from a local restaurant, purchasing gift cards from local retailers or restaurants online, and purchasing season passes to local attractions and museums. Participation can be at an individual level or even businesses helping other businesses or individuals.
“It’s vitally important that we band together to support local businesses, the lifeblood of our communities, during this unprecedented time,” says Greg Edwards, President and CEO of Catch Des Moines. “Restaurants, bars, attractions and small retailers are especially in need of our help, which is why we’re proud to offer several resources and champion initiatives to preserve and protect our vibrant Greater Des Moines culture.”