websterWEBSTER COUNTY, Ky. (5/20/19) — In an effort to encourage residents to shop local and support small business, Webster County officials plan to host a monthly Small Business Spotlight beginning next month.

A local business will be chosen and the spotlight will include an interview to be showcased on the county’s new social media pages, website, and monthly newsletter, and they’ll receive a ‘We Are Web Co’ window cling and t-shirt, county spokeswoman Summer Crick reported. Citizens can nominate their favorite local businesses by emailing the business name and why they believe it should be spotlighted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

This feel-good project is one that Webster County Judge-Executive Steve Henry believes will be good for everyone.

“There are so many special businesses in our county, some that lots of people may not even know about," Henry said in a statement. "This is our chance to thank them for deciding to open a business in Webster County and to help promote their business within and outside of our county lines. It also helps give our citizens a voice through the nominating process and helps keep them informed about what our county has to offer. We’re excited to see how it turns out.”

Crick, Webster County Director of Community and Economic Development, hopes this project is just the beginning of a shop local movement and helps to remind the businesses that their efforts are not going unnoticed.

“Local businesses are so important to our viability and overall quality of life; it’s a proven fact that communities that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive character have an economic advantage," she said. "We have the opportunity to have that advantage and we intend on obtaining it.”

The deadline to nominate a Webster County business for the June spotlight is May 31.

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