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.
WHO WE’VE HELPED IN THE PAST YEAR: Garnet Valley High School, Joe Hineman Benefit Comm., Juvenile Diabetes Found., Nat. Colorectal Cancer Research Comm., Red Cross, Brandywine Valley Assc., Stroud Water Research, Brandywine Conservancy, Del. Breast Cancer Coalition, Ministry of Caring, Temple Beth El
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