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When you shop at small and local-to-you businesses, more money is kept within our community to support local services and families. The National Federation of Independent Businesses says Small Business Saturday -- the Saturday after Thanksgiving -- is the most important shopping day of the season for 36% of independent retailers.
The reasons for buying local can be summarized in four simple phrases:
SHOP SMALL -- Think INDEPENDENT businesses when you think of shopping small. Boutique or consignment clothing stores, toy stores, gift shops, hardware stores, salons/spas, restaurants, and sports equipment stores are a few examples of owner-run businesses where you can find great gifts.
SPEND LOCALLY – American Independent Business Alliance studies reflect a proven 48% return to the community when you spend locally. You’ll also enjoy a higher quality product in most cases when supporting your local small businesses
EAT LOCALLY -- Don’t underestimate the amount of dollars spent on food, beverages, and restaurant visits during the holidays. Those dollars can be viewed as an investment in your community! Explore local butchers, shop your farmer’s market, check for signs in larger grocery stores that carry certain sections of items from local growers, support small wine and liquor stores, and frequent independent restaurants. An impressive 65.4% returns to the community when you eat at a local restaurant versus a chain.
ENJOY LOCALLY -- Think like a tourist. If you were vacationing in Elk Grove, what would you seek out? The Explore Elk Grove event calendar offers a wealth of holiday activities and events with opportunities to support small, local makers.