Sue's Views -- 'Shop Local' is worthy ideal but it takes cooperation to succeed
Members of the Chamber's Retail Trade committee were having a conversation last week about the importance of shopping locally. Highlights of the discussion were the fact that local businesses give back to the community through employee wages, property taxes and donations to local organizations; high gas prices have increased the cost of driving out of town and cuts into whatever small savings you might think you're gaining; and dollars spent locally turnover in the community many times.
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