With the hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving this week and the excitement of 60% sale signs igniting the fire for most people’s Christmas shopping, I wanted to take a moment to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving and if you are heading out before daylight Friday morning to get your place in line for Best Buy be safe and grab me something good!
Being my Go Local Wednesday post I wanted to slide in the importance of this upcoming National Holiday! But why should shopping local be encouraged? Here are a few points on why shopping local can help build the community.
- Creates wealth for local residents and their families
- Creates job opportunities
- Typically encounter friendlier services when owners are at the forefront
- Strengthens the local economy
- Gives back to the community
Small businesses donate more than twice as much per sales dollar to local non-profits, events, and teams compared to big businesses
So while you’re out and about this Saturday make a stop at a local eatery for lunch or take a stroll through one of the locally owned shops in Mills50 or on Park Ave for some great xmas gifts!
Here’s a list of local shops, services, and eats in Orlando!
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