Why Shopping Local for the Holidays Is Important for All of Us

2018-01-31 15:26:30

InnVirginia Supports Shopping Local

Small Business Saturday will here on November 28, and it's the perfect time to support your local businesses by shopping local. It probably comes as no surprise to you that the InnVirginia wholeheartedly supports shopping small and buying locally. That includes InnVirginia gift cards, as well as getaways to our beautiful member inns. However, our support goes beyond these more obvious reasons. The benefits of buying locally are many. That's why we’ve narrowed it down to the few following advantages:
  1. The re-circulation of money within the local economy. For every $100 you spend at locally owned businesses, $68 will stay in the community. What happens when you spend that same $100 at a national chain? Only $43 stays in the community” (Independent We Stand). Keep your community growing and thriving!
  2. Job opportunities. Local businesses provide much-needed jobs. And, as long as these businesses are supported, and not just during the busy holiday season, then these job opportunities will remain.
  3. A greener way to shop. It’s fairly obvious that less driving means less auto emissions. That means lessening negative impact on the environment. There are many areas in Virginia where small, locally-owned shops are close to each other. Walking or biking to these shops are an even healthier option for you and the environment!
  4. Unique purchases. One of the best things about small, locally owned businesses is the unique items that they offer for purchase. Whether it’s food, jewelry, books, or clothing, you’re sure to find a truly unique gift. Because a small business owner puts their heart and soul into what they do, it comes across in the products they sell.  Can you say the same for chain stores?
Click here if you’re interested in one of our gift cards, perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, and of course, the upcoming holiday season. Shopping Local


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