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Benefits of shopping local

By Pat
Posted Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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Siler City, NC - Just wanted to share what was discussed at the Siler City Merchants Association meeting this morning.

10 Reasons to Shop Local

1. Dollars you spend locally support vital public services in our town and community.

2. Your community is unique and our one of a kind businesses are an integral part of our character. Local ownership ensures that important decisions are made locally by people who live in the community and who will fell the impacts of these decisions.

3. You can grow a relationship with your local merchants. They can get to know you and cater to your preferences.

4. Local merchants care about and invest in the community. They donate part of your dollars back to local groups and charities.

5. Your local purchases support local jobs.

6. When you shop at one local merchant, you are supporting a host of other businesses. Banks, restaurants and other businesses cluster around our local shops.

7. Local shops are more accessible for everyone. This is especially important for elderly, vulnerable and young people and people without transport.

8. You can save money by shopping at home. You drive less, save time, and you would be surprised how ofter the retail prices are lower.

9, You can reduce your environmental impact by cutting out those long drives to the big city.

10. Your purchases help the town attract new entrepreneurs and skilled workers . Town that preserve their one of a kind businesses and distinctive character are more successful in recruiting.

Think about all these reasons the next time you are getting into your car to drive to Raleigh, Chapel Hill or Greensboro. Help support local merchants and help your community.

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Benefits of shopping local
Paperbooks Plus is a local bookstore located in Siler City, NC.