Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The 3/50 Project

 3      What 3 independently owned businesses would you miss if they disappeared? Stop in. Say hello. Pick up something that brings a smile. Your purchases are what keep those businesses around.

50     If half of the employed population spent $50 each month in locally owned independent businesses, it would generate more than $42.6 billion in revenue. Imagine the positive impact if 3/4 of the employed population did that.

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

 1     The number of people it takes to start this trend...you.

Pick 3. Spend $50. Save your local economy.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011



For each new morning with its light,

For rest and shelter of the night,

For health and food, for love and friends,

For everything Thy goodness sends.
                                           ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happy Thanksgiving from our home to yours.