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Tuesday, January 19, 2010 

Buy Local. Cherish Community.

Pick 3. Spend $50. Save the bricks and mortars our country...our communities are built upon.

Pick 3
. - What 3 local, independently owned businesses would miss you if you disappeared?
Stop in and say "hi!" Buy something that makes you smile. Your purchases are what keeps those businesses around.

Spend $50. - If half the employed population spent $50 a month at locally owned independent businesses, it would generate $42.6 billion in revenue.

68 - For every $100 spent in locally owned independent businesses, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll and other expenditures. If you spend that in a national chain, only $43 stays here. If you buy it online, nothing comes home.

1 - the number of people it takes to start a trend. YOU.

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Jill, Buy local is close to my heart. Great post! Thanks.

Kerry Allen | Weekend Hippie

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