Shop Local Campaign

Mary Sperr
Our SHOP LOCAL Campaign is a movement to educate local residents and businesses about the many benefits of shopping local.
In these tough economic times, the Gates Chili Chamber of Commerce is exploring ways to help its local businesses and residents to survive and thrive. The Board of Directors of the Chamber is funding a campaign to help stimulate the economy in the Chili and Gates communities entitled “SHOP LOCAL”. SHOP LOCAL campaigns leverage the pride of the community to gain momentum and change consumer buying habits. Our SHOP LOCAL campaign is reaching out to educate neighbors, retailers, professionals and restaurant operators about the many benefits of shopping local: Provides jobs; Stimulates the local economy; Can save you money; Local merchants value you more; Helps local independent shops invest more in their communities; A wide range of great products at affordable prices are available; Retains our communities and their distinctiveness; Supports hairdressers, banks, restaurants & pizza shops that sponsor t-ball, little league and soccer teams. "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, It’s the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead




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