MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Want to make a big-time impact with very little effort? It's easy... buy local and support local business. Just take a moment to think about where you spend your money. When you shop at a local business and buy local, you invest in your community, in your neighbors, and in yourselves. In this economy, the best return on investment is in companies that are owned and operated locally. It is estimated that for every dollar you spend, nearly twice as much will be reinvested in the community by a local store than a chain store.
How? Well think about it - besides payroll, independent businesses bank locally, hire local professionals such as accountants, consultants and attorneys, and advertise in local media. While big box retailers do provide jobs and tax benefits, a whopping 86% of the average chain retailer’s revenue leaves the state, flowing to out-of-state suppliers, and back to corporate headquarters. It's time to show how proud you are of where you work, live and play. Make that extra effort to shop locally whenever you have the chance.