Looking for ways to support local businesses this holiday season? Check out this initiative that’s aimed at showcasing local businesses, artists, and restaurants.
The holidays are just around the corner and one local organization wants to help showcase local, Cincinnati-area based businesses for the occasion.
“FOUND is a city-wide holiday initiative designed to showcase all of the holiday programming created by our arts organizations, small businesses, and restaurants,” explains Andrew Salzbrun, Managing Partner at The AGAR Agency.
The inspiration behind FOUND comes from the idea of rediscovering the urban core and the businesses, artists, and people that make it go round.
“As we continue to dig out of COVID, it’s critical to support our small businesses during the holiday season by shopping local, dining out safely, and participating in all of the exciting things our city offers during the holidays,” he adds.
FOUND is a project with several people working behind the scenes. This joint initiative includes 3CDC, Downtown Cincinnati Inc., and The AGAR, and seeded by those at The Haile Foundation.
When you visit foundcincinnati.com starting November 20, you’ll find the most complete, ad-free repository of holiday programming all in one place.
“Readers will be able to see what’s going on that day and what supporting art activities are taking place downtown,” says Salzbrun.
Submitting content and events to Found is easy as Salzbrun says that retailers, producers, event planners, and arts organizations can submit their event, sale, show, and experience for free to be a part of the complete listings on November 20.
Salzbrun says that what makes FOUND a unique concept is that it takes all of the hustle and bustle out of the holidays and makes it easy to rediscover Cincinnati this holiday season.
In addition to the events and other ways to support local businesses this holiday season through FOUND, Salzbrun says they’ll also be launching a 40week long free scavenger hunt on November 30 at 9am.
“The Hunt For the Key to Losantiville will be a weekly challenge of clues and wayfinding with weekly cash prizes and one lucky winner receiving $2,000 cash and $2,000 to donate to a charity of their choice,” he says.
To learn more about FOUND, visit foundcincinnati.com.