A new web site combines gift cards and free advertising to help businesses survive the COVID-19 outbreak.

The national initiative, led by IndyStar | LOCALiQ, is assisting several communities throughout Indiana. Cities range from Indianapolis and Bloomington to Muncie, Evansville, Carmel and others. Many of the businesses are part of the restaurant industry, but there are a variety of others such as barber shops, boutiques and bookstores.

Through a user-friendly platform, you can:

  • Search for a local business
  • Add a business
  • Purchase a gift card now for use later

Access this Support Local link to learn more.

NOTE: The Indiana Chamber has a statewide employer coronavirus resources page – www.indianachamber.com/coronavirus – which provides information under three umbrellas: Health, Tools You Can Use and Government and Community Assistance.

Symone Skrzycki is the senior communications manager for the Indiana Chamber. She is also a senior writer for the Chamber’s award-winning BizVoice magazine and has been with the organization for 19 years.