Q: How do you get a return on investment for the money that you spend? A: SHOP LOCAL
When you shop local, you are making a personal investment in your neighborhood and community because locally-owned businesses often purchase from other local businesses, service providers, and farms. Purchasing local helps grow other businesses as well as our region’s tax base.
Shopping at local businesses results in a heartier local economy and job creation, shopping small also bolsters community involvement and support for nonprofits. As consumers our actions matter more now than ever, vote with your wallet to support independent, locally-owned businesses.
While understanding the importance of shopping locally, we all love a bargain and not every item on our holiday lists will be available locally. That said, here’s how to get the best of the “big deals” on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
As you consider your holiday shopping list, seek out local businesses to see what they have to offer. You will discover some great products and services while helping to build a strong and successful community around you!