April 3, 2014
Shop local and support the businesses that serve your community
As a new small business owner, I’ve come to appreciate the importance of “shopping locally.” As a member of local chambers of commerce, I’ve met numerous business people who feel privileged to serve those in their community.
Why not turn around and support those businesses that are so eager to serve you? There are many reasons to shop locally. A few of them are:
1. It’s the “green” thing to do. (Less driving means less pollution.)
2. Tax dollars that businesses pay stay in your local community.
3. You will feel a stronger sense of community.
To help you find local businesses, go to your chamber of commerce’s website and search its member directory. Another option is to go to this paper’s online version and search in its business directory. I’m sure you’ll be successful in finding the perfect local business to meet your needs.
Oh, and thank you for your support!