A Holiday Wish from your business journal:
We wish you would shop locally...
What's it any of our business? Well, it's all of our business. Literally.
Local merchants stimulate our economy in the most direct way. But beyond the business and economics of it... a downtown shopping trip is just enjoyable. An experience unlike the online click-thru transaction (even though we admit it's also neat to see that package magically appear on your porch in three to five business days).
No, we can't tell you what, where, and how to shop. We're just sharing a wish.
If you already shop locally, you know what we're talking about. And if you don't---or haven't done so in a while—consider a visit.
Your local business owner, employees, and community will appreciate your patronage.
And you'll grant our wish.