• Why does shopping local matter?
  • You keep YOUR money in OUR economy

    You have $100 to spend. If you spend it at locally owned businesses, $48 is reinvested in the community. When you spend that same $100 at a national chain only $14 stays in the community.

  • You create local jobs

    Local businesses create more jobs for our community. By being a patron of local shops and service providors, you help create local jobs and generate tax revenue that helps pay for teachers, firemen, police oficers, and many other essential professions.

  • You benefit from their passion and expertise

    Local businesses know their stuff! Anyone who has shopped a big box store knows the frustration of trying to find someone that can answer a question about a specific product. Local businesses know their products and are happy to help you pick the right item or service you need.

  • You keep your tax dollars here

    Taxes, everyone hates them but by spending locally instead of online ensures that your sales taxes are reinvested where they belong— in our community!

  • You encourage others to buy local

    Personal referrals help drive business whether it’s for a restaurant, school uniforms or a roofing contractor. Your satifaction with local businesses drives others to use them as well.

  • You give back to the community

    When was the last time you saw Wal-Mart on the back of a soccer players shirt, or Amazon sponsor one of our festivals? Local businesses donate more than twice as much per sales dollar to local non-profits, events, and teams compared to big businesses.

  • You help support yourself

    Local business strengthens the economic base of our community. A good deal of the dollars spent with local businesses is used to make purchases from other local entities – creating a domino affect that benefits everyone.