Lake County's Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce
» Buy Local
“Going local does not mean walling off the outside world. It means nurturing locally owned businesses which use local resources sustainably, employ local workers at decent wages and serve primarily local consumers.
It means becoming more self-sufficient and less dependent on imports. Control moves from the boardrooms of distant corporations and back into the community where it belongs.”
– Michael H. Shuman, author of Going Local
BUY LOCAL for these reasons:
- Protects & expands our local character with residents and visitors.
- Small Business owners hire locally
- Monies spent at local businesses tend to stay locally. Statistics show that for $100 spent locally $68 is kept local while only $43 of a purchase from a big box store.