Cameron Chamber of Commerce is promoting November 25 as Shop Small Shop Local Saturday. Remember to shop local this holiday season and all year round. By making a commitment to shop locally and support our small businesses, you keep your money and tax dollars local. These businesses who invested in our community stimulate our local economy.
The tax revenue made through sales taxes from local businesses help support local government services. This money is then used to reinvest in the community. By choosing to shop at big box chains elsewhere, local communities won’t reap any of the benefits.
In addition, small local businesses give back to the local community charities and causes all year long. They are the first ones your child reaches out to when they are fundraising for a school project. Our local businesses support youth programs, local events, first responders, non-profits, and more, thereby creating a strong community and a positive cycle of giving back locally. Together we are strong!
Small businesses continue to be the bread and butter of our economy. They hire local people and have better customers service than any big box chain. Usually, it is a neighbor, family, friend, classmate, or other local person who greets you when you walk through the door of that small business. They greet you with a smile, and by your first name, they are willing to help and serve you at their best, which makes doing business with your local businesses an overall pleasant experience.
So, what does shop local mean for you and your community.
Stimulates local economy.
Reduces carbon footprint.
Creates more jobs.
Better customer service.
Give back to local community.
The American dream is still alive in our small local town Cameron Texas, where opportunity is made available to any American, allowing them to achieve their highest individual goals. By supporting your local small businesses, and shopping small, you are supporting real, genuine people, who have put their passion and entire heart and soul into believing in their business and their community.
So, let’s believe in them and support them by shopping small and shopping locally all year round! Remember we are all in this together!