Saturday November 22 --- that's the Saturday before Thanksgiving--- is "America Unchained", a campaign of the American Independent Business Alliance that calls attention to the importance, vitality and many benefits of supporting locally owned small businesses, rather than mega-sized corporate chains.
AMIBA is a trade association that calls attention to the vital economic impact of small businesses.
A few facts:
* Studies have found that for every $100 spent at a chain store, only $13 circulates back through the local community. But for every $100 spent at a locally-owned small business, $45 circulates back through the community!
* Local businesses contribute to community culture and character (two qualities were full of here at Flying Colors!)
* Locally owned small businesses (like Flying Colors!) give a higher percentage of our business income to support local charities and community organizations.
I hope you'll help your local community by taking one day, Saturday November 22, to get yourself unchained by staying away from all chain stores---and instead, shop only at locally owned small businesses.
Flying Colors will have a small gift for the first 100 people to shop in our store on Saturday November 22. I hope to see you here (before then, after then, but then, too!)!
Peace 'n' Support for Local Biz!