The following is a guest post by Dr. Mike Merkt from Hartland, WI.
When the pandemic hit early last year, it felt somewhat novel – almost like it was going to be a 2-week vacation from work for most of us, then back to life per usual.
At this point, we are all well aware that is not the case!
Lake Country Chiropractor Dr. Mike Merkt of The Specific Chiropractic Centers decided to help out in his own way. He says he is used to helping people on a daily basis with the chiropractic care he provides to people, but felt like he wanted to do more for his community during this time of need.
“I grew up in the area, and, with my dad owning Tom’s AutoBody in Delafield, small business has always been important to me. I knew there was something I could do to help other small businesses in the area,” Dr. Mike said.
“I decided to go around and start opening tabs at local coffee shops and restaurants. It wasn’t only about helping the businesses a little bit, but also helping people that needed an extra pick-me-up, or had hardships from everything that was going on. I also want to believe that it helped businesses get some exposure.”
Dr. Mike said that would tell others about the tab in his Feel Good Lake Country Facebook Group, as well as in the Lake Country Restaurants Facebook Group.
He said he plans on continuing to help his community in showcasing businesses on a weekly basis on social media by making videos to spotlight them, opening tabs, and giving away gift certificates.
Although it is costly and does take time, Dr. Mike says that it is 100% worth the energy, and that he’s fortunate The Specific Chiropractic Centers has been able to stay open during the pandemic.
One of the purposes for him to showcase businesses is to have an event some summertime. He was able to have an event last year that had multiple businesses as vendors – it had a decent turnout, and he plans to do a couple this year as well.
If you know of a business that would be interested in being featured or helping out, reach out to Dr. Mike, who would love to help in any way he can.
Be on the lookout for these giveaways on the The Specific Chiropractic Centers Lake Country Facebook page!