Reasons to Shop Local
At Bayshore Broadcasting, one of our primary goals is to encourage our listeners to support the local businesses within the markets we broadcast to.
Why is this so important to us all?
- Shopping Local retains our distinctiveness: Local businesses stock products to meet our changing needs. You’ll find unique, carefully chosen items throughout our coverage areas.
- Shopping local helps reduce environmental impact: Local shops often stock more locally sourced goods. For example, the 100 mile market is a healthy new trend!
- Local shops can be easily reached especially for the elderly and young people and those without transportation. Without all our support.. they won’t be here for those who need them.
- Local shops value you more: These businesses survive by their reputation & repeat business.
- Shopping local saves services: Private and public sector services cluster around our local stores. If our shops disappear, so do banks, restaurants & beauty salons.
- Shopping local creates jobs: The jobs created allow spending in the local economy which helps create even more jobs.
- Local businesses invest more in our communities: They support our local Charities and community events.
- Local shops sell a wide range of great products at affordable prices and cater to the needs and wants of our communities. To keep the prices affordable, they need us to spend money in the stores so that they can re-invest in greater quantities creating efficiencies and more affordability.
- Shopping local saves you money! Travel expenses to the “big cities” or the U.S. and delivery costs for larger items make the overall cost of items more than you may realize.
- Shopping local retains our community: Quite simply, without all of our support of shopping in our local communities, stores, restaurants and services are forced to close.
"Going local does not mean walling off the outside world. It means nurturing locally owned businesses which use local resources sustainably, employ local workers at decent wages and serve primarily local consumers. It means becoming more self-sufficient and less dependant on imports. Control moves from the boardrooms of distant corporations and back into the community where it belongs.
" -- Michael H. Shuman, author of the book Going Local.
You can make your community stronger by supporting
local businesses like the ones listed to the right.