Shop Small Saturday

Why shop local and indie on Shop Small Saturday?
When you shop at a locally owned independent business, your entire community benefits:
The Economy
§  Spend $100 at a local and $52 of that stays in your community. Spend the same $100 at a national chain, and your community only sees $43.
§  Local businesses create higher-paying jobs for our neighbors.
§  More of your taxes are reinvested in your community--where they belong.
The Environment
§  Buying local means less packaging, less transportation, and a smaller carbon footprint.
§  Shopping in a local business district means less infrastructure, less maintenance, and more money to beautify your community.
The Community
§  Local retailers are your friends and neighbors—support them and they’ll support you.
§  Local businesses donate to charities at more than twice the rate of national chains.
§  More independents means more choice, more diversity, and a truly unique community.
§  Since Small Business Saturday started, U.S. customers have reported spending an estimated total of $85 billion1 at independent retailers and restaurants —
that's $85 billion over 8 days alone.

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