Saturday, December 17, 2011

Shop Local - why? (video)

This week is an especially great time to discover some local merchants, food purveyors, artisans, and other businesses that you might otherwise bypass.

Can you find a local winery? Cheese maker? Baker? Someone who makes personal care products and handmade gifts?  Buy gift certificates to locally owned restaurants and services like massage, house cleaning, music lessons?

The little extra you may spend as compared to shopping at a chain all redounds to your benefit.  Local businesses hire, spend and pay taxes locally - chains do not.

Video: (3:00)

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