#ShopSmall and Local on November 24
Englewood merchants present Shop Englewood - Small Business Saturday on November 24. Gather with neighbors and friends and support small, unique retailers and restaurants throughout Englewood. Dozens of local businesses are kicking off the holiday shopping season with one-day-only specials that you won’t want to miss.
Follow the green balloons for unique gifts and special savings. A list of participating businesses offering exclusive discounts and promotions, are available at englewood.biz/events/shop-englewood-saturday.
Join Mayor Linda Olson at 10:30 a.m at Earth Treks (1050 West Hampden Ave.) as she helps officially kick off Shop Englewood - Small Business Saturday. Attendees will enjoy coffee and scones while exploring the new climbing gym.
THE SNOWBALL EFFECT OF SHOPPING LOCAL
The benefits of shopping local last long after the cash register is closed and the holiday rush is over. Independent Englewood businesses circulate and recirculate a far greater percentage of revenue locally compared to chains or online retailers, leading to greater wealth and more jobs in the community. Keeping our holiday dollars in Englewood benefits the City in a number of ways.
A healthier, wealthier community.
Spending locally puts your dollars in the hands of other residents, generating lasting impact on the prosperity of other community organizations, businesses and the City itself.
A boost to the Englewood economy.
Every dollar you spend at a local business returns three times more money to the local economy than one spent at a chain, and almost 50 times more than buying from an online mega-retailer.
Many Englewood businesses employ Englewood residents. Shopping local means supporting the businesses and individuals providing jobs for your friends and neighbors.
Independently owned businesses consume less land, use less fossil fuels to transport their products and are located closer to their customers – creating less traffic and air pollution. Shopping locally also reduces the number of returned gifts that must be shipped back the way they came, generating twice the packaging waste and transportation pollution.
The more efficient land use and closer location to consumers means local businesses put less demand on Englewood roads, sewers and safety services. They also generate more tax revenue per sales dollar, giving the City more resources to put towards schools, infrastructure, parks and recreation and all the great things that make Englewood an amazing place to live.
So before your start searching the internet for that perfect gift this season, consider coming out and supporting the local economy. You may find that ‘tis more blessed to give to small business than to receive 2-day free shipping to your door. Independently owned businesses consume less land, use less fossil fuels to transport their products and are located closer to their customers – creating less traffic and air pollution. Shopping locally also reduces the number of returned gifts that must be shipped back the way they came, generating twice the packaging waste and transportation pollution.
This event is featured in the Winter 2018 edition of the Englewood Citizen.