Shop Local 2023 banner with Shop Local Logo (a shopping bag, with the words "Shop Local" on it.) Next to it, text reads: Shop Local 2023

Graphic of  orange text that  reads:  TOP 8 REASONS TO SHOP LOCAL

1. Support the local economy: When you shop locally, your money stays in the community.  Local businesses reinvest in the local economy by paying employees, purchasing supplies from vendors, and contributing to local taxes. This circulation of money helps create jobs and stimulates economic growth.
2. Preserve the character + uniqueness of our  community: Local businesses contribute to the distinctive character and charm of our neighborhoods. They offer products and services reflective of the local culture and history.
3. Build personal connections + relationships: Local businesses are owned and operated by individuals who are deeply invested in the community. Shopping locally allows you to interact directly with business owners and staff, fostering personal connections and building relationships.
Environmental sustainability: Shopping locally has positive environmental impacts. Local businesses tend to have shorter supply chains, which means fewer transportation miles and lower carbon emissions. 5. Higher quality and unique products: Local  businesses often take pride in the quality of their products and services. They may offer handcrafted, locally sourced, or artisanal goods that are not commonly found in larger chain stores.
6. Strengthen community bonds: Local businesses serve as gathering places that foster a sense of community. They host events, support local causes, and create opportunities for neighbors to connect and engage with one another.
7. Personalized customer service: Local businesses prioritize personalized customer service. Business owners and staff often have a deep understanding of their products and take the time to get to know their customers. They can offer tailored recommendations, answer questions, and provide a level of attention that is harder to find at online retailers.
8. Job creation + economic stability: By shopping locally, you help support local employment opportunities, providing livelihoods for your neighbors and contributing to the economic stability of the community. This, in turn, can lead to improved local services, infrastructure, and overall quality of life.


Participating Shop Local Businesses - Visit these businesses during the month of September to receive special discounts and promotions

Sol Mexican Cucina Garber's Hardware Players Cafe Logo
Manousheh Taim Mediterranean Il Bisonte
Laura Garber Pilates Hudson Grace uBreakiFix by Asurion
Li-Lac Chocolates McBurney YMCA Oliver Cabell
Sushi on Jones Sophie's Cuban West Village Knit & Needle
Village Apothecary Bethpage Federal Credit Union Hanky Panky
Mack Weldon Redvanly West Village Acupuncture
Little Words Project Logo Nisolo Ring Conceirge Logo
ASTR The Label Logo NADAAM logo HB Studio
perfect white tee logo SET Active Logo Billy Ried
Hey Harper Logo Down to Earth Farmers Market Peter McManus Cafe



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Shopping locally is not just about making purchases; it's about building relationships, supporting your community, and creating a thriving local economy. By actively participating in shopping locally, you contribute to the vibrancy and sustainability of your community and help create a more resilient and connected neighborhood!


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