Christmas shopping undoubtedly provides some sort of boost to the economy, but how big of a boost remains to be seen. As far as how the holidays have fared for local businesses in the Sheridan community, somewhat up and down says Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Dixie Johnson.
One local business that did well was Photo Imaging Center on Coffeen in Sheridan. Owner Neil Hoversten says the digital world and advancements in technology have been good for business.
Johnson said that with the New Year just around the corner, local businesses remain optimistic that things will begin to turn around, but that they are aware that a turn around in the local economy isn't something that is going to happen overnight.