Bossier City hosts small business event

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Published: Jul. 17, 2021 at 5:22 PM CDT
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BOSSIER CITY, La. (KSLA) - Bossier City hosted their “Shop Til You Drop” arts, craft and gift show this weekend.

The event was cancelled last year due to COVID, and now many local business owners say they are excited to set up shop.

During the pandemic, many owners say they were nervous about staying in business because they couldn’t sell their products. Now through this event they have a chance to make money again.

Seventy five area businesses are selling a variety of things. For many, this is the first major event they have attended due to the pandemic.

”This is what has helped get my business out,” said Terri Gilmer with Boutique Rizing.

Small businesses just like Gilmer’s depend on events like these to thrive.

”I think everybody is ready to get back out there and get to an environment where they can shop and not be shut off from everything,” said Denena Phillips, event promoter.

Several people say they are excited to support local businesses and want more of these events to happen in the ArkLaTex.

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