Thank you for being here! Truly.
In today's fast-paced world, it's easy to become a consumer of convenience; the big box stores. However, we think there's still something incredibly special about shopping small.
When you shop small, you directly contribute to the economic growth of your community, or other communities. The real people and families hustling to make ends meet. Every purchase you make from a local or small vendor at an event helps support their livelihoods and their families. Unlike big box stores, where profits often flow out of the community, State, and often Country. Shopping small ensures that your hard-earned money stays within the neighborhoods that make up our Country, circulating and benefiting the local economies.
By choosing to buy from local vendors, you become a patron of their dreams. You enable them to pursue their passions, provide for their families, and create employment opportunities for others. Your support might help a vendor's child participate in extracurricular activities, support their education, or even pave the way for the growth and expansion of their business. With each purchase, you make a tangible and meaningful difference in someone's life. Shopping at your local events, fairs, farmers markets, etc provides an opportunity for community members to come together and forge connections. These events act as social hubs, fostering a sense of belonging and unity.
When you support small shops and vendors, they remember and appreciate you. They understand that you have chosen them over larger competitors, and as a result, they are more likely to go the extra mile to ensure your satisfaction. Additionally, small businesses thrive on word-of-mouth recommendations, social media shares, and shout outs. In return, they may offer exclusive discounts, special promotions, or personalized experiences as a token of their gratitude. And believe us, it’s true gratitude.
So, the next time you have the opportunity to attend a local event, shop a family store, or purchase from a small online retailer, remember the power of your purchase and the positive impact it can have on the lives of those around you.
And thank you again, for being here!
Ashley & Heather