KANSAS CITY, Mo. — When you look back at the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, it's easy to start with local businesses.
"All of these great, local businesses, and they've suffered the most over the course of the last year, so I think it's the time for us to celebrate our Chiefs and do it by supporting those businesses," Joe Reardon, CEO of the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, said. "They need it and we need to do it for them."
Christina Nunez runs 2311 Home Decor and More on Etsy. Stephanie Wilson has a shop called Doodle & Lulu Designs as well.
Wilson is a lifelong Chiefs fan who,"lived through the not-so-great years. I honestly, never really thought it would happen for us until last year so I'm enjoying it and let's keep it going as long as we can."
The team's success is helping both women build their businesses back up, after a year that seemed to bring everything possible to tear them down.
"Kansas City is unstoppable. So we had a tough year and its been rough for all of us, but we know how to persevere and we do that by lifting one another up and we do that by supporting those businesses that have struggled, Reardon said. "If we do that, not only will our Kansas City Chiefs be unstoppable, all of Kansas City will be unstoppable."