WHY GO LOCAL?
KEEP MONEY IN OUR HOOD:
Spend a dollar with a local business and sixty cents will stay in the community. That same dollar spent with a chain store means only twenty cents stays in the community; spent with the box store and only six cents stays locally. That is 60 compared to 20, compared to 6. Another report says a dollar spent at a locally owned store is usually spent 6 to 15 times before it leaves the community. From $1, you create $5 to $14 in value within that community. Spend $1 at a national chain store, and 80% leaves town immediately. One more bit of information: For every square foot occupied by a local firm, the impact on the local economy is $179. Yet that same square foot occupied by a chain firm results in a local impact of only $105; a difference of $74 per square foot!
SUPPORT COMMUNITY GROUPS: Nonprofits receive an average 350% more support from local business owners than they do from non-locally-owned businesses.
EMBRACE WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT: We buy brands we know you’ll love and we introduce you to the top new brands on the market – keeping you informed along the way. We get to know your name and look forward to sharing our knowledge about our products.
INVEST IN THE COMMUNITY: Local businesses are owned by the people who live here, work here and are more invested in our future!
GET BETTER SERVICE: Local businesses often hire people who have a better understanding of the products they’re selling, and take more time to know their customers.
Some local companies we love:
Delaware Running Company
GOALS adventure racing
Happy Dog Healthy Dog
Twin Lakes Brewing Company
Woodside Farm Creamery
Young Friends of the Brandywine