The Power of Shopping Small
As the season of shopping begins to ramp up, there are several options to consider in our community. We need to keep in mind the places that we enjoy, the people who know our name, and the businesses that are always there for us when we need that special something. Small Business Saturday is almost here, it is conveniently placed between Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, which, this year is November 24. This is the day that we return the favors of a friendly handshake, the happy banter and the personalized products that we can only find in our favorite small businesses.
Small business has a huge impact on our economy, but in Alpine, small business makes up most of our economy. While we do have a few large businesses here, our mainstay of stores locally are made up of entrepreneurs who have worked hard to bring products and services to our small town. By supporting our local small businesses, we keep our community thriving!
Try something new this Small Business Saturday; visit an eatery that you have never been to, peruse that specialty boutique that you have never shopped in. In Alpine, if you have the need for a local service check out an Alpine business to fill that need. The Alpine Mountain Empire Chamber of Commerce can help you find small businesses that will fit your needs. Also check out local advertising in The Alpine Sun to find vendors and service providers in our area. Keeping dollars in our community will not only help local small business, it will contribute to the health of our small town.