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The Union County Chamber of Commerce Encourages Residents to Support Local Businesses with Their “I Shop Local” Program.


Joe attended a joint business association meeting this week that brought together all of the local and county groups. The focus of the meeting was to encourage county residents to shop locally and get ideas for how businesses could bring their neighbors into their stores and offices.

The Union County Chamber of Commerce has a great program that they are updating and revamping called “I Shop Local.” They presented the meeting attendees with a goodie bag full of items to encourage businesses to sign up. Plain City Druggist is already part of the Union County “I Shop Local” program.

The Chamber also presented attendees with a flyer showing how shopping locally benefits communities.

For example, did you know that for every $100 that is spent at local businesses, $68 of that stays in Union County?

As the flyer says: “Shopping locally has a huge impact on our economy. In fact, three times the economic benefit compared to the same purchase made at a chain retailer. Why? Because local businesses bank locally, hire local accountants, attorneys and designers, and advertise in local media. The sales tax collected also funds important community services such as fire and police.”

There are approximately 1,047 businesses within Union County. Those businesses provide jobs for 26,730 people. Check out all the other neat facts about Union County businesses on the flyers at the bottom of the posting. You can also see a picture of the cool goodie bag the Chamber gave to everyone at the meeting.

For more information on the “I Shop Local” program, visit the web site HERE. You can see which businesses are participating, what deals they are giving shoppers, or sign your own business up to be listed on the web site.

Shop Local

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