Learn more about how we're supporting local businesses:
WHY BUY LOCAL?
PUT YOUR $$ WHERE YOUR IS.
Small business are part of the fabric of our Town. Local businesses donate more than twice as much per sales dollar to local non-profits, charitable events, and teams as compared to their national counterparts.
STRENGTHEN OUR LOCAL ECONOMY
Dollars spent locally are re-invested locally. Each dollar spent at locally-owned independent businesses returns 3 times more money to the local economy than one spent at a national chain and almost 50 times more than buying from a distant online retailer.
In an increasingly homogenized world, independent, one-of-a-kind businesses help give our Town a distinct identity and unique sense of place.
CREATE A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
Independent, community-serving businesses typically consumer less land, carry more locally-made products, and create less traffic and air pollution.
CREATE MORE JOBS AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES
Small businesses are the largest employer nationally and create two out of every three new jobs. Entrepreneurs and skilled workers are more likely to invest and settle in places that work to preserve their distinctive community character.
REALIZE BETTER VALUE FOR YOURSELF
Small businesses make decisions based on the needs of their local customers, not on a national sales plan. Local businesses often hire people with a better understanding of the products that they sell and take more time to get to know their customers.