Shop Local—you hear that a lot. Why is this important? Why not just go for a low price online?
Because those dollars spent online leave the community—forever. A dollar spent on Amazon is a dollar sent to Amazon’s headquarters in Seattle. That dollar isn’t going to come back here. It will go on to a seller and supplier somewhere else in the country—or somewhere else outside the country. Meanwhile a store owner right here in the community has one less dollar to pay his employees, one less dollar to spend locally or donate to a local charity. So please, Shop Local. It will make our community that much stronger.
Patrick J. Wood