With the Shop and Stroll coming up this week and so many local businesses participating we wanted to help you understand why it is important to buy from these local businesses.

Why buy local? By choosing to support local businesses, you not only enjoy a more personalized buying experience, you help:

BUILD COMMUNITY!
Small businesses are part of the fabric of our Town.  Local businesses donate more than twice as much per sales dollar to local non-profits, charitable events and teams as compared to their national counterparts.

STRENGTHEN OUR LOCAL ECONOMY!
Dollars spent locally are re-invested locally.  Each dollar that you spend at locally-owned, independent businesses returns 3 times more money to the local economy than one spent at a national chain and almost 50 times more than buying from a distant on-line retailer.

KEEP OUR COMMUNITY UNIQUE!
In an increasingly homogenized world, independent, one-of-a-kind businesses help give our Town a distinct identity and unique sense of place.  

CREATE A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE!
Independent, community-serving businesses typically consume less land, carry more locally-made products, and create less traffic and air pollution.

CREATE MORE JOBS AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES!
Small businesses are the largest employer nationally and create two out of every three new jobs.  Entrepreneurs and skilled workers are more likely to invest and settle in places that work to preserve their distinctive community character and one-of-a-kind stores, creating additional opportunities.

REALIZE BETTER VALUE FOR YOURSELF!
Small businesses make decisions based on the needs of their local customers, not on a national sales plan.  Local businesses often hire people with a better understanding of the products that they sell and take more time to get to know their customers.  Consumer surveys repeatedly show independent businesses beating their chain competitors in overall customer satisfaction.

Thanks to Mark Barnhart and the Town of Fairfield for helping us understand why to shop local! We look forward to seeing you Thursday, starting at The Chelsea 4-6pm for discounts on food and drinks, Shops stay open for shopping, drinks, discounts and a wish list from 6-9pm and ending the night at 55 for extended happy hour prices!

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