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Our Opinion: 7,000 new reasons to shop local

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When it comes to Christmas shopping, it’s much better for the community if you don’t do too much of it online.

Good old-fashioned brick-and-mortar businesses support the community through property taxes and contributions to charities and events, and provide the jobs that keep the local economy strong.

Remember, spending $100 at a locally owned independent business keeps $68 within the local economy.

Spending $100 at a national chain keeps $43 within the local economy.

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