March – Support Local
March is upon us, I am going to declare that Spring is nearly here! Originally, I wanted to dedicate this email to discuss some exciting new offerings we have at East Lake Metals, which include the stocking and distribution of Aluminum Products for the roofing, walls and window industries, and our new Weather Tightness Warranty programs. But like you, I have been inundated with Coronavirus messages.
I wanted to share with you one post I saw which was impactful to me. Right after 9/11 while I was working for Jupiter Aluminum, the gracious owner recognized a social responsibility to businesses directly impacted by the fear that was gripping our establishments. He gave each employee money to spend at a local restaurant or business. My wife (pregnant with our second child) and with our first child, proudly went out to spend the money, plus a little more at a local family-owned restaurant.
Yesterday I saw a post on social media where someone suggested that if you didn’t feel comfortable going to a restaurant or local business now, to buy a gift card as a show of support to them. They can use the money now, and you can use the gift card later. You can purchase these gift cards often online, or at the register of the business, which limits your encounter.
Today my message is the same. We can expect our Federal and State Governments to support large businesses, but let us take this opportunity to support our local family-owned businesses. Tonight, I am doing just that.
East Lake Metals