Boise celebrates Small Business Appreciation Week, a time dedicated to recognizing and supporting the backbone of our local economy — small businesses. After weathering the storms of recent years, it's more important than ever to rally behind our community businesses. Below are 5 affordable and easy ways to show your support!

Businesses in general have been facing unprecedented challenges, with many struggling to stay afloat during a time of such economic uncertainty. Below, we've also got a list of permanently closed business Boise's lost so far in the year 2024. However, there are resilient entrepreneurs in the area who continue to persevere, and they need our support.

5 Sure Ways to Support Local Treasure Valley Businesses

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Supporting local Boise businesses is easy with these key actions: shop at locally-owned stores and markets, tip generously when dining out or using services, engage with local businesses on social media by following, liking, and sharing their posts, spread the word by recommending your favorite businesses to friends and family, and leave positive reviews on platforms like Google, Yelp, or Facebook to boost their reputation and help others make informed decisions.

In addition to these actionable steps, take a moment to find and explore new businesses to the area — or just new to you! There are some well-established local businesses in the Treasure Valley that you might not already be familiar with. From cozy cafes to trendy boutiques, there's something for everyone to discover here.

Let's come together as a community to uplift and celebrate our local treasures during Small Business Appreciation Week and beyond.

Businesses the Boise Area Lost in 2024

Each year we put together a running list of businesses that have closed in the Treasure Valley. This is the 2024 list. Did we miss one? Send us your tips HERE.

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2024 Boise Music Festival Main Stage Artists

The 13th Annual Boise Music Festival is June 22, 2024 at Expo Idaho! Here's a look at the artists who've been announced to perform on this year's main stage!

Gallery Credit: Michelle Heart

Major Concerts Coming to the Boise Area in 2024

More and more artists are finding their way to the Treasure Valley! Here's a look at who's coming our way in 2024.

Gallery Credit: Michelle Heart

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