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Hometown Challenge

July 2nd, 2010 at 07:44 am

Our hometown put out a challenge. The challenge was for people to spend so much a month in locally owned businesses. I don’t remember the amount, but it was not a huge amount …I’m thinking maybe $50.

I think it is important to try and support the businesses that are owned and run by locals. Although chains seem to offer lower prices on many things, it is the locals who truly support local economy because they live and work in the community.

We try to buy locally when we can. I like to see the little guy (or gal) become a success in business if they truly want to run one the right way. And, it seems most of these folks truly appreciate our business.

As we start the July 4th weekend, perhaps we can rejoice in the freedoms we have, and one of those is the freedom to patronize the businesses of our choosing. Although not in the Declaration of Independence or Constitution, it is one of our rights…we don’t have to, like the song says, “owe our soul to the company store.”

2 Responses to “Hometown Challenge”

  1. dmontngrey Says:

    That's a really neat challenge!

  2. whitestripe Says:

    that is a cool challenge. a town near us started up their own 'currency' in the wake of the financial crisis, encouraging people to spend locally and support local businesses. you bought the currency online (no extra fees either) and it was mailed to you, and then you spent it like real money, all businesses in the town were involved. it was interesting, and was on the news when they first started, but i don't know how it went as i haven't heard anything since.

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