As your hometown bank, we care about the people, businesses, and organizations that make the communities we serve so great. While LNB has long been committed to shopping, dining, and supporting locally-owned and operated businesses, now, more than ever, they need our support.
Customer Feature – Finger Lakes Treehouse, Sodus, NY
When Patrice Coney Maxam, with hometown roots in Wayne County, and her business partner and husband, Darrel Maxam decided to expand their boutique treehouse resort business to Sodus, NY, they partnered with LNB for their business banking. Listen to their unique story, and learn how LNB’s hometown banking plays an important role in their business.
Customer Feature – Green Front Restaurant, Canandaigua, NY
When the Green Front Restaurant outgrew its dining space and needed to expand to better serve its growing customer base, co-owners Bobby Johnston and Eric Zimmerman turned to the commercial lending team at LNB. Learn more about how LNB’s Hometown banking impacted their business.
Tips for Supporting Local Businesses
Look for Local – Before you begin surfing those mega e-commerce websites, look to see if there are local solutions for your needs.
Go Direct – While using delivery services and shopping through social media platforms is convenient for you, make the extra effort to shop directly from the source as it means more to the local company than the large corporation. Third party platforms typically cost merchants money for the service and reduce the net profit of their product.
Share the Love – Your presence and interactions with small businesses on social media are so important! Word of mouth is one of the most effective marketing tools, and when you “like”, share, review, and post about the local businesses you shop at, you’re encouraging others like you to support these places.
Think Local When Giving Back – When giving back to your community, you can make the effort twofold. Looking to donate meals, clothes, canned goods and other essentials? Purchasing these items at local businesses and then giving back to local charities helps everyone in your area.
Be Loyal to Local – Loyalty is important to small businesses and services now more than ever. Can’t visit the business or experience the service right now or as often as you’d like? Continue to support your favorite establishments by purchasing gift cards for future use or tipping bigger to show your appreciation.
Leave the Coupons at Home – While everybody loves a discount, if you can afford to pay full price, do it! Those few extra cents and dollars can help small business owners provide bonuses to their employees, put food on their tables, and keep their stores open!