DENVER — Small Business Saturday made a big impact at many Colorado businesses impacted by flooding.
The campaign to support local retailers took on added significance in Boulder County where many businesses have been struggling to recover from more than 17 inches of rain in September.
“It was a fairly tough couple of months there,” said Eric Scherer, owner of Memories to Digital in Boulder. “But things really seem to be back to normal or very close to it at least.”
Memories to Digital was forced to close for a few days due to flood water. Up the road in the town of Lyons, a voluntary evacuation caused the majority of businesses to close for much longer. South Creek Ltd., a specialty fly fishing shop, didn’t open it’s doors for seven weeks.
“Small businesses have a hard time taking a shot like that,” said South Creek owner Mike Clark.