Power of Local
~Local Character & Flavor Crystals~
The myriad flavors of local businesses, clubs, charities, and groups doing their thing THEIR way is precisely what makes our community stand out from so wonderful to live in and so popular to visit. By supporting those local, flavorful businesses instead of national, vanilla chains, we ensure that our sparkle of uniqueness is preserved!
~ Local Decision-Making~
Local ownership helps ensure that important business decisions are made locally by people who live in the community and who will feel the impacts of those decisions. It also contributes to an increased level of civic engagement both at the ballot box and in the streets!
~ Keeping Dollars in the Local Economy
Compared to national and international businesses, locally owned shops recycle a much larger share of their revenue back into our local economy, enriching the whole community. A rising tide lifts all boats AND makes sure the pond doesn’t run dry!
~ Accountability & Service
When the people behind the business where you’re buying local products and services are you friends and neighbors, you’ll enjoy a much richer experience with better customer service and products.
After all, in a local shop the owner is often directly connected to every employee leading to a real personal approach that ensures problems are taken seriously and environments are friendly!
~ Environmental Sustainability
Local stores help to sustain vibrant, compact, walkable town centers-which in turn are essential to reducing sprawl, automobile use, habitat loss, and air and water pollution. Even better, the reduction in our carbon footprint that comes from sourcing as much of our produce and durable goods from local vendors as possible is remarkable!
We❤️to keep our money flowing through it.
Just another reason we’re thrilled to donate $250💸
to the Local, Non-Profit of our client’s choice
with each loan we close!