DID YOU KNOW…….that when you as a customer spend money/invest in local businesses, that you are also investing in your own local community?
We have all heard some version of the above and it seems to be a topic of conversion more frequently these days. Have you really listened to what this is saying? It says a great deal about the people who support and believe in small/local business.
There is the factual side to the Be Loyal * Buy Local (varies slightly from source to source) which essentially says that one half/50 cents of every dollar we spend at a small/local business is then reinvested in our own community - 30 cents from the small business owner using local vendors and 20 cents from the owner/family shopping locally. Okay, that makes sense, but then there is that other side. The side that we do not talk about out loud, but it is the side that sends a little shot of warmth to your own heart. It is that spark that starts/builds relationships, shows a sense of pride, provides fresh and unique items, spreads happiness and does what Greenville does best - builds community on the backs and support of each individual - we are individuals until we join hands and become a community. Ah, that sounds a little like building a bridge.
Greenville is working hard to be and become an even greater example of a community that is friendly, sustainably conscious, green oriented and most importantly a city built on relationships. Merriam webster’s ”essential meaning” of RELATIONSHIP:
- the way in which two or more people, groups, countries, etc., talk to, behave toward, and deal with each other
- a romantic or sexual friendship between two people
- the way in which two or more people or things are connected
To be continued………….