The difficult practice of social distancing due to COVID-19 has affected people and businesses in the community in various ways. And with many local businesses facing layoffs and restructuring due to lost revenue due to Governor Mike DeWine’s shutdown orders and dwindling traffic, Cincinnati advertising agency Curiosity is taking it upon itself to put local small businesses at the forefront of their latest campaign.
The goal of Curiosity’s “#SaveCincySmall” is to help combat the effects COVID-19 is having on local restaurants and independent businesses. With most of the community staying at home, Curiosity is reaching out via social media to help customers support the local economy. Each day of the five-day campaign, Curiosity will feature a local business on its social media and donate to it.
On Monday, March 23, Curiosity featured Pleasantry, a cozy restaurant across the Rhine that cooks meals for frontline healthcare workers. Pleasantry has served more than 1,400 meals to those in area hospitals who are working day and night to fight the virus in the community and help those suffering from COVID-19. Curiosity helped buy some of these meals.
The latest local business to get a shoutout from Curiosity is Urbana Cafe, a popular Queen City coffee destination with locations in Pendleton, East Walnut Hills and Findlay Market. In addition to encouraging people to donate, the agency purchased coffee beans from Urbana for its entire office.
The #SaveCincySmall campaign will feature three more businesses in the coming days.
For more information on how you can help support Pleasantry and healthcare workers, visit pleasantryotr.com/cardsandmeals.
You can also get take-out coffee and pastries from Urbana at one of their locations or order online at urbana-cafe.com.