Saturday, November 14, 2009

Saturday November 21: Shop LOCAL!

Flying Colors Comics will once again be participating in a nationwide event called AMERICA UNCHAINED on Saturday November 21 from 11am-7pm.

Sometimes seemingly small acts can and do have a larger impact than you ever imagined! When you shop, did you know that where you shop can impact your community?

Supporting locally-owned independent businesses means more to our local community spending the same money at large chain stores or online. When you patronize local businesses--- like FLYING COLORS Comics & Other Cool Stuff--- your money will be re-circulated into the community three times more than if you spend it at a chain or online.

This creates greater community health and prosperity. It leads to higher revenue for local governments, meaning more funds for local schools, more local jobs and more stability for our local economy.

Studies have shown that for every dollar spent at a big chain store like Wal-Mart or Barnes & Noble, only 13 cents of that dollar gets re-spent locally. Spending the same dollar at a locally-owned business recirculates 45 cents into the local economy.

Imagine the local impact if everyone just shifted 25-50% of their spending away from large corporate-owned chain stores and online merchants and spent that money locally!

On Saturday November 21, Flying Colors Comics urges you to get “unchain-ed” for just that one day.

Try it for one day, then consider trying it for all of your holiday purchases. The impact of your spending can be your holiday gift back to this community.

To help mark AMERICA UNCHAINED, Flying Colors will be giving away FREE comics (from a special selection) from 11am-7pm on Saturday November 21 to everyone who shops with us that day.

I hope you can join us!

Peace!

FlyCoJoe
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