For some businesses and individuals, fighting the recent winter weather is every man for himself, but small business owners said the small-town feel cultivated in the Upland community means support for each other during trying times.

Businesses experienced everything from well-groomed pavement to trouble keeping up with the constant snowfall last week as the layers continued to cover Upland and all of Grant County in snow and ice. Daily challenges of clearing roads and parking lots are important for safe travel and maintaining a steady customer base, business owners said.

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