When you support your local businesses

  1. You keep dollars in our local economy. For every $100 you spend at a locally owned business, $68 will stay in the community. What happens when you spend the same $100 at a national chain? $57 goes to corporate headquarters instead.
  2. You embrace what makes our community unique. You wouldn’t want your house to look like everyone else’s in the U.S., so why would you want your community to look that way?
  3. You create local jobs. Local businesses are better at creating higher paying jobs for our neighbors.
  4. You help the environment. Buying from a local business conserves energy and resources in the form of less fuel for transportation, less packaging and all products that you know are safe and well made, because we stand behind them.
  5. You nurture your community. We know you and you know us. Studies have shown that local businesses donate to community causes at more than twice the rate of chains.
  6. You conserve your tax dollars. Shopping in a local business district means less infrastructure, less maintenance, and more money available to beautify our community. Also, spending locally ensures that your sales taxes are reinvested where they belong – right here!
  7. You create more choice. We pick the products we sell based on what we know you like and want. Local businesses carry a wider variety of unique products because we buy for our own individual market. Try asking a big chain to stock a specialty or custom item.
  8. You take advantage of our expertise. You are our friends and neighbors, and we have a vested interest in knowing how to serve you. We’re passionate about what we do. Why not take advantage of it?
  9. You invest in entrepreneurship. Creativity and entrepreneurship are what the American economy is founded upon. Nurturing local business ensures a strong community.
  10. You make us a destination. The more interesting and unique we are as a community, the more we will attract new neighbors, visitors and guests. This benefits everyone.

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