Some of you may have noticed the "3/50 project" button on the left side of our blog. I thought if you hadn't clicked on it see what it was all about I would tell you a little bit and maybe you would then be tempted to learn more about it. If that's the case, you can click here or on the button at left for the whole scoop.
Briefly, the 3/50 project was founded by a woman named Cinda Baxter, a retail consultant and professional speaker whose mision is to strengthen independent brick and mortar businesses - that is, the locally owned and operated businesses in your home town. If you read the flyer below, you will learn that for every $100 spent in locally owned independent stores, $68 returns to the community while if you spend it in a national chain, only $43 stays here. Spending it online (unless it's a website by a local company!), nothing comes home.
So, I hope you will read the flyer here and support your local businesses. They are your friends and neighbors and what makes your hometown unique and special.