Hard times mean hard decisions


December 13, 2023

We are planning some changes at the Alva Review-Courier and Newsgram. This column explains why we’ve made these decisions.

The past few years have been difficult for small businesses. Many locally owned businesses operate on a very small profit margin or just break even. After the shutdowns for Covid-19 in 2020, some businesses never recovered. Those that did stay open were then hit with shortages of goods and shipping problems along with ballooning inflation in prices. Many businesses are still struggling to keep their doors open while others have made the difficult decision to close.

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