Shop Local 365
‘Tis the season to celebrate old traditions – and make new ones. And, whether you buy a festive sweater from one of our local shops or grab a hot cocoa from your favorite café, your support makes the holidays even happier for small businesses.
Supporting our local businesses has never been more important. As consumer culture continues to prioritize monster online retailers over local stores, the Truckee Chamber of Commerce encourages all residents and visitors to make supporting our local community a way of life every day.
When we all commit to this, the impact on our community is significant. Our small businesses are owned and operated by our friends and neighbors. They are always there to give to our community through donations to nonprofits, sports team sponsorships, and more. We each can do our part by shopping, dining, and utilizing local services—365 days a year. Having said that, we’d love for everyone to celebrate Small Business Saturday on November 27th by shopping locally for holiday gifts this year.
The fact is that monster online retailers will never be able to connect with our community, to give shoppers personalized, memorable experiences, or sell unique, quality goods. The local aspect is where our small businesses excel—they know our names, they know our families, they care about us. Only WE can care about our community.
#ShopLocal365Truckee is not just about “shopping.” It is also about purchasing services such as car repairs, haircuts, gym classes. It’s about dining locally–whether dining in or getting takeout.
This is about believing and embracing the fact that we are community-minded people that think first about where we can spend our money, locally, in the community where we live, work and play. By adopting this culture, it positions our community for long-term success. We are the only ones capable of building a strong economy… from the inside out. We know that our dollars will continue to work for us by funding critical public services and making our community a vibrant place where business can thrive. We know the impact that every one of our hard-earned dollars can have on the vitality of our community where we live. We know that our money in the deep pockets of monster online retailers will do nothing for our community. We know that by shopping more consciously, we can each do our part to contribute to the sustainability of Truckee.
#ShopLocal365Truckee is not a holiday promotion, it is not an event, it is not some ﬂeeting campaign. It is a daily practice that can make our community stronger. Let’s make it a way of life. Truckee shops local–365 days a year.
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