WEST HILLS (CBSLA) — The coronavirus pandemic has impacted everybody’s every day life, however a few of these hit hardest are small companies.
These which are nonetheless open are counting on their native communities for assist, and within the West Hills space of Los Angeles that neighborhood is the Maiden Neighborhood.
“You’re going to discover a good community of individuals which are going to embrace one another and actually offer you a function,” Kimberly Maiden stated.
Maiden owns Pickwick’s Pub in Woodland Hills, so she is aware of firsthand how tough the final seven months have been on small companies.
“The entire premise is that you simply assist, store and also you share,” she stated. “So, mainly, I choose about 4 locations per week that I ask the neighborhood, ‘Please, simply go and assist them.’ It’s only a group of people who have joined forces and have finished actually nice issues in the neighborhood.”
And, Maiden stated, the assist from the neighborhood for the neighborhood has been overwhelming.
“The neighborhood that began with like 300 went to three,000 in three months,” she stated. “It simply retains rising and rising and rising.”
Utilizing social media and word-of-mouth campaigns, the Maiden Neighborhood has helped greater than 70 native companies, together with The Golden Rose Bakery.
“She was an angel,” Pouneh Nadem, Golden Rose Bakery proprietor, stated. “Kim got here to our bakery and stated, ‘Don’t fear, I aid you.’ She began to promote on her web page for like 5 days. She introduced 75 folks to my bakery.”
Whereas many individuals might say that it takes a village, in West Hills, it takes a neighborhood.
“Small companies depend on the easy issues,” Maiden stated. “I imply, somebody simply even shopping for one t-shirt goes to assist them hold their doorways open.
“And that’s what I wish to present folks: that with the assistance of neighborhood … there’s sufficient of us to create sufficient companies for one small enterprise to succeed to soar,” she continued. “It will possibly develop due to us.”