5 REASONS TO SHOP LOCAL THIS HOLIDAY!
The holiday season is upon us and with all of the gifting options available, it can be hard to know where to begin. Whether you’re a last-minute shopper or an early bird picking up a few extras, shopping local this holiday has its benefits.
SUPPORTING LOCAL PEOPLE
Local businesses are often owned, run and staffed by local people—neighbours, friends, families and those trying to make their community great and their dreams happen. By shopping local you are supporting them and the values they represent.
STAYING IN THE COMMUNITY
When you shop local, more of your money stays and circulates within your community and the local economy. Local businesses also tend to invest in their neighbourhood, making it better for everyone!
FIND THAT SPECIAL SOMETHING
Finding something special isn’t hard when you’re shopping local. You’re sure to find that one-of-a-kind, unique gift for everyone on your list.
When you shop local not only do you keep money in your community, you also contribute to maintaining your area’s unique character, charm, diversity, sense of community, integrity, and value.
KEEPING LOCAL BUSINESS AROUND
When you support your community businesses by shopping local, you ensure that these establishments will continue to survive and flourish. Without support from their communities, businesses can’t continue. When you #shoplocal you help to keep these businesses (and all the benefits they bring) alive and well. This in turn also attracts new businesses to open in the hood!