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I like this a lot. Truth be told, I will spend a little more to patronize the small locally-owned shops rather than the chains. Our local economy is in the dumpster.
good for you, kay! we have some wonderful small coffee shops with WIFI around here that i patronize often. i'm not in the market for any huge purchases--don't need much at my age--just hafta start getting RID of things. but i bought a shirt from a street vendor this past summer. that's VERY local! *:0)
Why isn't this on more news channels? It is so important to support the local small business owners that the politicians like to cite as being the backbone of our economy.
Great idea! I will make sure the Christmas shopping favours local stores this year!
That's a great idea. I always shop locally when the local shops have something I want to buy. But with the arrival of the GIGANTIC new Walmart on the outskirts of town, and all the other "big box" stores that are gravitating towards it like fleas to a dog, many of the smaller Main St stores are having a very hard time surviving. And that means they can't afford to carry the merchandise that I want to buy. It's a vicious circle.Just this morning a friend who has run a splendid games/toys/video games shop on Main St told me that they are closing their doors after Christmas.... just can't make a living. Disappointing.
Hello Mary! I like the sign alot that's why going local is always the best. Anyway, Happy Birthday to you!
I've been conducting what business I can with independents of various sorts for quite a few years. I keep getting pressured to switch to my insurer's med. mail order program. It's coercion since they'll give me a 3 month supply of meds, but my bricks and mortar pharmacy is only allowed to give me a one month supply. One time several years ago when I needed meds early my ins. denied my pharmacy issuing them to me. When I phoned the insurer to rectify the situation I encountered a very rude individual with whom I ultimately resorted to very heated words -- became a power and control issue. My life was so hectic at the time I didn't take the time to get his name so I could write the insurer. I've never had a problem with them like that since then. If the day comes the number of different meds I need increases along with total costs, I may not be able to absorb the extra charge I now pay monthly. I view this as a penalty I pay because I choose to do business with my independent pharmacy. If the expense becomes such I must, I'll have to switch, but for now it means more to me to keep my druggist in business -- already lost the pharmacy with whom I had done business for thirty some years. This is the only independent pharmacy left in our community. Sometimes we have to put our money where our mouth is. What was once an independent lovely combination dress and gift shop has decreased to an ever smaller store. First the dress portion closed. Then, part of the gift shop narrowed in size, gifts decreased, greeting cards became prominent and a postal office annex was added. Now, the postal annex is moving with what remains of the store into an even smaller area that will feature only a few greeting cards. We had a total of 4 or 5 independent bookstores, several stores were for used books, hardback quality texts/novels, other only thirty or so years ago, but NONE now. (Tried to post on this a few days ago, but was unable for some reason. Also had same problem at select other Blogger blogs, but not all. Since I've been having computer problems I didn't know if it was my issue or Bloggers. I'm still having some computer problems, but seem to be able to make comments okay, now.)