FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WOAY) – With COVID-19 numbers trending in a positive direction, small businesses are regaining momentum.
Congresswoman Carol Miller taking a walking tour through Fayetteville, dropping in on business owners to discuss their visions as they recover from the pandemic.
“They are the heart and soul of what makes West Virginia tick,” Miller said. “Particularly now, after COVID.”
Flat Top Fridays Barber Shop closed its doors for two months due to COVID. After not having income during that period, its barbers are seeing business back up and running heading into summer.
“We’re slowly picking up business,” said Flat Top Fridays Barber Logan Light. “People’s getting in the flow of things. It’s nice to see the world coming back to somewhat normal.
Miller recognizes the importance that small businesses have to a town like Fayetteville. She even offered up a little business of her own on two of her stops.
“I want to hear what they have to tell me and what their needs are,” Miller said. “Where they’re seeing that they could use help.”
For Light, seeing the support that Miller has for Flat Top Fridays and other local businesses gives him hope that what he experienced during the closure is fully in the past.
“To see that she actually cares about the community and the people in the area, really shows wonders, man,” Light said. “It really does.”