DO YOU KNOW:
You can make a difference, just by shopping? As consumers, we have
the power to shape our community.
For every $100 spent in independently owned stores, $68 returns to
the community through taxes, payroll, and other expenditures. In a
national chain, only $43 stays here. Spend it online and nothing
Every time we open our wallets to a business, we are saying, “I like
what you do! Keep doing it!” When we shop local, we are saying YES
to a strong, vibrant local economy that translates into a unique and
It is up to all of us to make Lynden even better. So please
continue to support local businesses.
10 Reasons to Shop Local
jobs: When businesses grow, more jobs open up. The new employees and
their families then add their support
spend money in the community.
shops help people: It is known that local businesses are more likely
to support local charities, schools and events.
local shops supports the community.
products, great prices: Our businesses offer a wide range of
products and services at affordable prices. Plus,
about this. The more you shop at a place, the more it grows, which
means more products and even lower prices.
money: Out of town shops have done a good job of convincing us that
all local businesses = expensive. But that’s
The cost of wasted time plus transporting large products can add up,
and not to mention the gas prices!
businesses: Wouldn’t you hate it if all the local shops just
disappeared? By shopping there you are asking them to
distinct: Local shops tend to local needs. They know you and create
distinctive shopping experiences and stock
products to cater to the community.
the environment: Local shops often stock a high percentage of local
goods. That means less gas is used to
goods, which also means a cleaner environment. Plus, local foods are
better for you!
for everyone: Most people can get to their local shops easily. This
is especially important for the young,
elderly and anyone without
shops value you more: Evidence from numerous surveys show people
receive better customer care and service
Local businesses survive by reputation. Plus, a familiar face equals
a warmer smile.
more to Lynden! Private and public sector services cluster around
shops. The more they see economic growth,
more attracted they are to moving their business here.