The RC Gift Guide 2022
The holidays are right around the corner, which can only mean one thing - shoppers are out trying to find the perfect last-minute present for loved ones.
As you continue your gift buying, consider keeping money in our community by supporting small businesses owned and operated by those in the Great Lakes Bay Region. At Central Michigan University Research Corporation (CMURC), there is no shortage of places to find unique, crafted gifts made by local entrepreneurs.
“When you shop locally, you make a personal investment in your neighborhood and community,” says Erin Strang, President + CEO of CMURC. “It is like a ripple effect, when you buy local you will notice immediate and long-term effects. You help create jobs for your friends and neighbors as well as investing in your community economically.”
Support small businesses while shopping for everyone on your list at these Great Lakes Bay Region based companies:
Delicious Sweets: Treats for your loved one with a sweet tooth.
Dribble Stick: Training tool for the basketball star.
Kakes the Great: Specialty popcorn for everyone.
Arete Massage + Wellness: Give the gift of relaxation.
Travel with Ang: An experiential gift for the wanderlust.
Truck Trolley: For the adventuring truck lover.
Novelty Tees: Custom shirts for the fashionista.
Cube Acoustic: For your beloved musician.
Downtown Restaurant Investments: Gift cards for your favorite foodie.
Bilal Cajun Seasoning: Spice up the holidays with handcrafted seasoning.
Wellness Collection: Mindful supplements for the body, mind and spirit.
Hair Drip Wear: For the healthy hair enthusiast.
CMURC Gift Certificate: Programs or cowork space for the aspiring entrepreneur.
Supporting small businesses in the Great Lakes Bay can be fun and beneficial for all. Spend the day at destinations throughout the region where you can work, shop and play all under one roof. Consider the SVRC Marketplace or Uptown Bay City with an amazing mix of activities, retail shops, restaurants, and flexible office space for a break to make more money while you spend money. For those who have already completed their holiday shopping, there are still ways to give back to small local businesses. Donate to CMURC and its Minority Business Accelerator to directly support entrepreneurs growing in the Great Lakes Bay Region.
To learn more about the Great Lakes Bay gift guide, entrepreneurial programs, cowork space and more, visit cmurc.com.