We are overwhelmed by the amount of support that you, dear friend, have shown to our small town, Laurel Mercantile Co., Scotsman Co. and the American makers that sell their products in our store. After last year’s loss of over 160,000+ small businesses across the US, we were grateful for another year to do what we love and supply durable, American-made goods to our customers. Our gratitude cannot be fully expressed in words, but the impact is felt and seen across our country.
To those of you who supported our store, you gave over 100 makers and their employees a reason to keep creating and make ends meet during the hardest year in history. You helped our company provide jobs to more than 70 people with plans to employ more soon. You showed us that you’re just as serious about supporting American manufacturers as we are, and it feels good to know there’s a whole team of us on the same mission.
This year, we’re asking that you shop at small businesses and shop early this holiday season. Not just at our store, but in your own hometowns. Like many of yours, Laurel was built on small business and manufacturing. We believe that if we are going to be serious about revitalizing small-town America, we must first return to American manufacturing that takes care of the people in those communities.
Erin & Ben Napier