Happy National Insurance Day!

Did you know that the first Insurance was created in China around 3000 BC?  It wasn’t exactly how the process works today, but this form of coverage was created thousands of years ago.  Sellers transporting goods on ships risked losing their valuables to...
The Fathers of Byrd-Watson

The Fathers of Byrd-Watson

Byrd-Watson is a local business. We operate two stores in Mount Vernon, with specialized service for the surrounding Southern Illinois region. We’re not a mega-corporation or impersonal chain of stores, but a family-owned small business started by one husband and wife...

4 Reasons to Shop Small Businesses

Happy Small Business Week! Here are the 4 best reasons to shop at small, local businesses like Byrd-Watson. 1.     Community – Small businesses often keep money local by hiring employees from the community, sourcing nearby vendors, and...
A Post-Easter Local Shopping Spree

A Post-Easter Local Shopping Spree

Happy Easter!! I’ve always loved this time of year because it’s the deep of spring. We’re finally out of the bitter cold of winter and looking ahead to the long, sunny days of summer. This year, with the COVID-19 pandemic getting a little bit smaller every day as more...

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