Monday, November 18, 2013
The reporter asked many in depth questions and took a genuine interest in writing a meaningful article and not just hitting some highlights.
I could not stress enough in the article, and now in this forum, exactly how IMPORTANT it is for you, the consumer, to shop local. I realize you won't be able to buy everything you need local but what you do buy local helps you in return! To quote the 3/50 Project:
" ..For every $100 spent in locally owned, independent stores, $68 returns to the community through payroll, taxes, and other expenditures. If you spend that at a national chain, only $43 stays here. If you spend it online (on a national retailer website).. nothing comes home. "
Payroll supports families. Taxes support the local community and education system. The list goes on. Small business Saturday is Nov 30th. Any amount spent local is better than nothing. Support your friends, neighbors, and community this year!
For more information visit : http://www.the350project.net/home.html