Website users can search for businesses by category, keyword, location on the map, and indoor or outdoor dining preference.
Details include which restaurants have individual pod configurations, table warmers, and disposable blankets ready for patrons to enjoy eating out during the colder months.
Each company file in the phone book will continue to be updated with a description and important information, such as location, a link to a website, and any current promotions or business offers.
Giving Hoboken residents and visitors more reasons to buy locally, many places are offering special discounts and Saturday small business promotions on November 28, with full details for every promotion listed on every business page. from the HBA directory.
Hoboken’s Hidden Gems
“As we head into the holiday season, we need to continue to showcase ourselves and support the local businesses we love,” said HBA President Gregory Dell’Aquila. “The launch of this new interactive tool is timely ahead of Small Business Saturday to make it even easier for business owners to connect with customers and everyone to discover Hoboken’s many hidden gems. With the ability to search by categories like food and drink, beauty, entertainment, and more, it’s now much easier to navigate and plan every excursion to Hoboken during the holiday season.
Many small businesses are present on social media, making it easy to track and digitally support them.
From tagging to sharing and reviewing, social platforms are a free way to help small businesses and recommend them to a wider community.
According to the recent American Express Boutique Small Impact study, positive endorsements and engagement on social media can be worth an estimated $ 197 billion to the small business economy in the United States, with around 89% of consumers being influenced to buy from small businesses than their members. networks have recommended, which means leaving a review or a positive review. mention can have an impact on business results.
Since March, the HBA has been working with local government and the business community to help businesses navigate the pandemic, including keeping businesses informed about grants and other funding opportunities. The HBA has launched several initiatives including summer street programs, the #GoBoken marketing program, gift card programs and more to help keep local restaurants and stores open.
“We have been pleased to be a part of and share our family recipes with the Hoboken community for over eight decades,” said Grace Scianclepore and Nick De Palma, owners of Leo’s Grandevous. “We have seen this special little town transform over the years, but it never ceases to amaze us how residents, other business owners and visitors continue to support us, especially when needed. Although this year has been difficult for many, the support of our customers is always what keeps us going. We wish everyone health and happiness and hope to thank you while serving you all this holiday season. “
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