We greatly appreciate your business here at Brown’s Shoe Fit. If you have shopped at our store, then you truly understand that. We keep our dollars local. We live here. We care about central Illinois.
But for those reading this who don’t tend to shop local, here are just a few of the benefits (besides the awesome service!):
1. More of your money will be kept in your local economy
For every $100 you spend at locally owned businesses, $68 will stay in the community. What happens when you spend that same $100 at a national chain? Only $43 stays in the community.*
2. You embrace what makes your community unique
There aren’t many full-service shoe stores left, but we are the exception. You’ve made us great, and we only want to become better. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you and the surrounding comunities.
3. You create local jobs
Local businesses are better at creating higher-paying jobs for your neighbors. When you shop locally, you help create jobs for teachers, firemen, police officers, and many other essential professions.
4. You help the environment
Buying from a locally owned business conserves energy and resources in the form of less fuel for transportation and less packaging.
5. You nurture community
Local business owners know you, and you know them. Studies have shown that local businesses donate to community causes at more than twice the rate of chains.
6. You conserve your tax dollars
Shopping in a local business district means less infrastructure, less maintenance, and more money available to beautify your community. Also, spending locally instead of online ensures that your sales taxes are reinvested where they belong— in your community!
7. You create more choice
The more you shop here, the more inventory we can carry, giving you the best choices available.
Locally owned businesses pick the items and products they sell based on what they know you like and want. Local businesses carry a wider array of unique products because they buy for their own individual markets.
8. You took advantage of their expertise
You are our friends and neighbors, and locally owned businesses have a vested interest in knowing how to serve you. We’re all passionate about what we do. Why not take advantage of it?
9. You invested in entrepreneurship
Creativity and entrepreneurship are what the American economy is founded upon. Nurturing local business ensures a strong community.
10. You made your community a destination
The more interesting and unique we make Jacksonville, the more we will attract new neighbors, visitors and guests. This benefits everyone!
We’re not Amazon. We’re better.
*Source: Civic Economics – Andersonville Study of Retail Economics.
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