At Locals Love Us, we’re on a mission to find and celebrate the best of the best in Tyler. YOU – the voter – help us achieve this by telling us about your favorite, go-to businesses!
When your favorite businesses win, we get the chance to work with them by featuring them in our printed guides and on our website. Only winner have the opportunity to place ads in our guides, and our website offers them a winner page, where we highlight their products/services, testimonials, and information!
This voting and sharing process goes far beyond counting votes and sharing the results – we also get to learn about how the businesses are connecting and helping the community!
Share the Love Stories feature businesses and their efforts to help make Tyler. a great place to live and work. From annual fundraisers, to stepping up in times of need and donating goods/services, these short stories are a way to thank businesses for sharing the love with the community that supports them.
Here are a few examples of how local best businesses give back:
CASA for Kids of East Texas
Imagine what it feels like to be the person who shows a child that heroes still walk the earth, and not all grown-ups are the same. You can be the one to restore a child’s faith in people and give them hope for the future. Think about a time in your life when you felt very alone and someone came to stand beside you. Do you remember what a gift that was? You can give that same gift to an abused or neglected child as a Court Appointed Special Advocate®.
Swann’s Furniture & Design
From adventure seeker to God lover, Lewis Swann felt called to start a medical ministry called Sight.org. Togo, Africa, has a huge problem with preventable blindness, and when someone in Togo goes blind, they lose their independence and are stigmatized as socially inferior. Sight.org delivers sight to the blind, which also opens the door to share the good news of Jesus where over 280,000 people have never heard the gospel. Traveling deep into the jungles of Africa with a donated ETMC ambulance retrofitted into a mobile eye surgical clinic, Sight.org has performed sight-restoring surgeries to over 1,000 people, where there is zero access to eye care.
All of our stories can be found online:
We love learning about the amazing businesses in Tyler. and the love they show their community, so don’t forget to VOTE for your favorites so we can feature them in a Share the Love Story!