It’s November, and yes, it is time to consider your holiday shopping list and who has been naughty, and who has been nice.
Each year, many people go out on the hunt for the great deals, and many people will stand in line, possibly in the cold, or snow, for the chance to get that great deal. These new traditions are great for many, especially if you are having fun and making memories.
Another great way to have fun and make memories is to shop at our locally owned small businesses!
November 30th is Small Business Saturday and I would like to encourage you to consider doing more of your holiday shopping at our many local businesses.
What’s in it for the customer?
- Fun- a great time connecting with others in our community
- Experiencing hometown, knowledgeable customer service
- Unique gift shopping
- Local Shopping means less gas money spent, which equals money to use for a special shopping lunch or to save for something special
- Local shopping also saves you time- what could you do with extra time?
- 42% of the local and state tax burden is paid by businesses- without these businesses, your taxes would be higher
- Community organizations depend on charitable donations – Hutchinson businesses are known for their generosity. They may have helped a group you work with!
What’s in it for the community?
- Keeping local businesses open and thriving
- Every $100 spent at a locally owned and operated business keeps $68 within the local economy
- Tax revenue pays for many city services, including police and fire services
- Our businesses are the reason many shoppers come to Hutchinson
- Successful business climate attracts more businesses
What’s in it for the businesses?
- Sharing the passion and knowledge they have for their products
- Satisfaction of providing a desirable commodity
- Attracting and retaining good employees
- Making a living
- Staying open!
There’s something in it for everyone! Small Business Saturday, November 30th is a great day to stretch your dollar and support your local businesses! For more information visit www.explorehutchinson.com.