One Small Purchase Can Make a Big Difference

November 4, 2015

DSC01217In the Small Business Administration’s Alabama Profile, 757,475 workers are employed by small businesses.

Shopping local is an investment in our community. Local businesses employ our neighbors, friends, families, whose livelihood depends on small business success, and these businesses are customers of other local businesses, from utility companies to the local printer, accountants, farms and more. Local businesses and retailers support local schools, civic organizations and the community. Who sponsors the little league teams’ jerseys, the golf tournament fundraisers, or gives door prizes for the annual community event?

It is not only customer service and a friendly face that is lost when we don’t shop local.

In a recent study from the UAB Collat School of Business, it is estimated that $2.8 million was lost in sales and use tax revenue for 2013, just through online sales.

Jacksonville Downtown SquareWhen shopping this holiday season, think local. Think of how those dollars could help our schools, our public services, our communities. Money spent here stays here. When you shop local, it is estimated that more than 50% of the money spent stays in the community.

There’s no place like HOME for the holidays… Shop Local!

Shop Small Business Saturday November 28, 2015

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The Holiday Countdown is On

If you would like to promote your Small Business Saturday and Holiday Specials through the Chamber, please email your discounts and sale information to emilyd@calhounchamber.com. Call 256-237-3536 for more information.

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