Hello 422 started as a simple passion project right at the onset of the pandemic shutdown in the spring of 2020 as a way to raise awareness for struggling small, local businesses. After running an event called Shop Small to Win Big, which helped local businesses do over $70,000 in sales, Hello 422 founder Chris Lerch committed to continuing his social media pages and doing all he could to spotlight small businesses in the areas along the Route 422 corridor. In addition to daily business features on Facebook and Instagram, Hello 422 has spearheaded numerous programs to assist local businesses, their employees, and the local community. There have now been four Shop Small to Win Big events, which have helped drive over $230,000 in sales for our small businesses. In addition to frequent events Hello 422 now also offers digital and event marketing services to numerous local businesses. Follow along on Facebook and Instagram!