Our Opinion: 7,000 new reasons to shop local
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.