On Friday, May 6, 2022, show your love for Idaho’s small businesses.Senator Jim Risch’s office and the Idaho Department of Commerce are gearing up once again for the third annual Support Local Gems initiative to encourage Idahoans to support small businesses in their communities On May 6th, dine at your favorite restaurant or order takeout, shop in person or online at a local retailer, purchase a gift card, write a positive review for your favorite local business, or just say “thank you” to a business in your community for all that they do. Support Local Gems started in Spring 2020 as a way to encourage Idahoans to support small businesses during the early days of the pandemic. Since then, the initiative has continued as a way to engage with Idaho’s business community and celebrate the entrepreneurs and establishments that make Idaho special. Idaho’s small businesses epitomize what makes the Gem State special, and they deserve our support. You can find information on the campaign, outreach materials, digital assets and how you can participate here.