All nominations are taken via Facebook @TCTshoplocal.
Why should you consider shopping at locally owned businesses first?
A local business generates 70 percent more local economic activity, so for every $100 spent at local businesses, $68 remains in the local economy.
When shopping locally, you help create jobs, fund more city services through sales tax, invest in neighborhood improvement and promote community development.
Employees of independent retailers earn about $7,000 dollars more per year than employees of national chains
Owners and employees of local business are often more helpful and appreciative
Shopping locally is part of what makes your community great because it preserves the community’s unique culture, ecology, architecture, history, music, and art
Local businesses are more generous in their support of local charities, schools, and community events
For more information about the Shop Local by TCT contact LuAnn Fuller at 800.362.2576 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org