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Why shop local this holiday season?
I never EVER expect people to shop local when they can't find something they really want/need from a local maker/service provider. BUT, if you do have the opportunity to find the item you're looking for locally, please do it.
For example, I committed to purchasing 100% of my holiday gifts locally this year. I bought gifts from Homage, Cuffed by Nano, Red Giraffe Designs, Happy Go Lucky, CubShrub, Celebrate Local, Black Radish Creamery, Watershed Distillery, Grandview Theater, Vernacular, and Grandview Heights Public Library Foundation.
Yes, I'm an early shopper and I know that makes me crazy.
So why do I stay committed? I actually explained this via a Facebook post last year:
Thanks to everyone who will support local this holiday season. Yes, Small Business Saturday is tomorrow, but every day of the year could include a better commitment to your local economy.
Happy (Black) Friday!
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