LOVE Fort St. James

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LOVE Fort St. James 2014-07-17T09:21:40+00:00

logo love fort st jamesEverything gets better with a little love.

When you shop local, everyone wins. Small Town Love is about making it easier to shop local first. Take a look around. Small businesses have competitive pricing, products, and services. Click on the link above to see the full profiles of local businesses participating in the Small Town Love project.

Did you know?

  • A much higher percentage of the dollar you spend stays in our town’s local economy. These dollars recirculate and help keep the economic eco-system healthy.
  • Local business owners donate more to local charities than non-local owners. If you often show your face at a local business, when your daughter’s baseball team needs sponsorship, or when she needs a job, they’ll likely be there for you.
  • Small town diversity serves everyone. Interesting businesses are a vital part of vibrant and thriving communities and give our small towns their character, personality and soul.
  • Shopping small is kinder to the environment. Choosing to check around locally before you drive out of town or order online saves travel costs and emissions.
  • Everybody wins when we shop local. When you’re spending money locally, you’re building the community as much as you are when you volunteer at the school or the sports club.
  • The majority of new jobs are created by small businesses. True economic diversification comes from fifty businesses who are able to create one job each, rather than one large employer creating fifty jobs that are more vulnerable to job losses.
  • When you shop at independent businesses, you build up a relationship with your local shop owner, and have an opportunity to co-create the kinds of businesses you want to patronize with your feedback and engagement.
  • Local businesses are owned by people who live here, who are fully invested in the success of the whole community.