Shop Local

Shop Local
And Keep it Local

Please keep our community thriving by shopping local.  There are so many benefits then just saving yourself a few bucks.  Here is how we can benefit:

The Economy

§  Spend $100 at a local business and $68 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 mean more choice, more diversity, and a truly unique community.

Small businesses like Bank of Memories & Flowers, often struggle to stay competitive with the big box stores and grocery stores.  They are able to buy in large quantities and sell items for less than florists pay for their products. So if you haven't already, you should shop local.   You are not only supporting the American Dream but also your neighbors!

Now is the time to stand up and join your fellow individuals in supporting local businesses and celebrating independents.  You will enjoy the difference!