Why you should consider the local option every time you spend your money:
You are supporting the local economy. What does this mean? It means that for every dollar you spend at a local business, more of it ends up being spent back into your local community.
Why is this important? The more money we have kept in our local community means our neighbours can thrive, we have better facilities and an overall more enriching place to live and experience.
Jobs. You would be surprised at how many people our small businesses employ. By supporting them, you are helping to create and sustain employment opportunities for your friends and family.
Better service. Local businesses often offer personalized service and are more likely to go above and beyond to ensure customer satisfaction.
Unique products and services. Local businesses may offer unique products and services that you can't find at big-box stores or chains, giving you access to a wider variety of options.
The environmental impact. Shopping and sourcing locally can reduce the environmental impact associated with transportation and shipping of goods. Short supply chains are great for the environment.
It is not always possible to support a local business in every transaction you make. But it is possible to consider or seek out the local option.
Every small change adds up and makes a difference.