Saturday, November 29, 2014

Shop Local On Saturday

We love our national chains, but we also love our mom-n-pops! Today is Small Business Saturday, a chance to show our locally owned businesses some love and some dollars.

Did you know that when you shop at an independent business, more of your money gets reinvested right back into Uptown? "A study conducted by Andersonville Development Corporation in Chicago shows that for every $100 spent at a national chain only $43 stays in the community. If that same $100 is spent at locally owned independent stores $68 stays in the community."

There are truly too many locally owned businesses to list, but you have your favorites, we're sure. Spend some money there! Choose an independent retailer close to home and be a champion.

And remember to shop and eat at our locally owned businesses year-round.  They are truly the heart and soul of every community.

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