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How a Small Business Overcame Winter Sales Slump through Community Support


Feb 13, 2024
Local community rallies around Peoria business in response to support request

In the Metro Centre, a small business, The Popcorn Shoppe, is facing significant challenges during the winter season. Owners Matt George and Niki Duckworth shared their struggles on social media, detailing how the slow winter months have resulted in a significant decrease in sales. Despite this, they continue to offer a variety of gourmet popcorn flavors, lemon shake ups, freeze dried candy and other treats.

The post received an overwhelming response from the community, with over 500 reactions and 2,000 shares. Other local businesses such as Big Mike’s Donuts & Coffee offered their support. The business invited customers to take advantage of their specials and collaborate on fundraising events.

After receiving an overwhelming amount of support from the community, The Popcorn Shoppe provided an update expressing their gratitude for the outpouring of support while also emphasizing the ongoing need for continued assistance to stabilize their business. Their call for help has not gone unheard and their story has resonated with the local community demonstrating the power of small businesses banding together to overcome challenges and succeed.

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