Why Buy Local?

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Support Your Community

When you buy from an independent, local business more of your money stays within your community, strengthening the economic base of the community.

Support Community Groups

On average, non-profit organizations receive significantly more support from smaller business owners than they do from large businesses.

Maintain Local Flavour

The businesses in an area – where we shop, eat and have fun – give a community it’s character. Supporting local businesses keeps you connected to your community and helps develop it’s unique qualities.

Go Green

Local businesses make more local purchases, resulting in lower transportation requirements and pollution.

Increase Employment

Small local businesses provide the many jobs to residents of their communities, in many cases more than any other group.

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Local businesses are often staffed by people who understand the community, get to know the residents and have more in-depth knowledge of the products they are selling.

Invest in the Future

Local businesses are owned by people who live in this community, are less likely to leave, and are more invested in the community’s future.

Get the Products You Want

Small businesses are more likely to select their products based on their own interests and the needs of their local customers, guaranteeing a much broader range of product selection.