This Holiday Season don’t forget your local shops and restaurants;
For every $100 you spend at a local independently owned business, $68 stays in your local economy, versus $43 with a chain business (an increase of 67%!), and if you buy online, $0 stays in your local area. By shifting just $100 of your holiday gift spending to local businesses, you’ll be doing your part to positively impact the economic vitality of the community where you live! (the 350 project)
If you love our downtown areas and the local businesses within them, then we need to support them. Every month stores are closing their doors. Are there some that you would miss? Why not make a pledge to spend a portion of your holiday dollars locally. Start this Saturday with Small Business Saturday.