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December 8, 2013

'Shop local' isn't just another catchphrase

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4. It encourages us to examine our priorities

It’s true that you might not be able to get the latest videogame or electronic device from a locally owned retailer. But it’s worth asking ourselves if we are chasing that “hot” item because it is really the best gift we can give, or if it’s just because we’ve been told how “hot” it is. The most memorable and meaningful gift for someone we love may not be the same thing that thousands of other people will be unwrapping on Christmas morning. 

“Shop local” is more than just another tired phrase. It’s an opportunity to make a difference in our communities. We hope you will join us in supporting local businesses this holiday season. 

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