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La Vernia Connections: Benefits of shopping locally
Mayor of La VerniaDecember 12, 2012 | 849 views | 1 comment
Hello, La Vernia Citizens,
Well, I’m sure you’ve noticed the dirt moving at La Vernia Crossing! The work is moving very quickly, and soon there will be additional shopping and service options for you.
On the topic of shopping, and with Christmas fast approaching, I’d like to talk about the benefits of shopping locally! As you probably know, we have a wide array of businesses that offer many products and services. But you might not realize the positive impact of shopping local, so here are some key pluses:
•Helps to stimulate the local economy -- sales tax is reinvested into the community, and helps improve local needs
•Helps small businesses grow, which creates more local jobs
•Helps keep small-business owners employed
•Local shops usually have better customer service, and they value your business! Local businesses survive by reputation and lots of times you’re being served by your neighbors.
•Convenience -- It’s much more convenient to shop somewhere close to home rather than drive to another city.
•Saves money -- even if you believe small businesses have higher prices, add gas and travel time, which really add up
•Local shops know the needs and demands of residents and are more likely to keep those high-demand items in stock
•Local businesses are likely to support our area charities and give back to their community.
•Helps to create a better sense of community and foster support of other area businesses.
These are such great reasons to look at La Vernia first for your shopping needs, so please give it your consideration!
From all of the city departments and organizations, we want to wish everyone safe travels during the holiday season and I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas, and a safe and Happy New Year! God Bless!
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