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The Importance of Shopping Local

July 26, 2018 | General

The “Where are We Wednesdays?” campaign is one year old this month! Every Wednesday, Nancy Chase of Bel-Air Bowl hosts the video which highlights a locally owned business. The video is published on the Belleville Main Street and Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce Facebook pages, on the Chamber’s YouTube channel, in the Chamber’s Weekly Email Update, and archived on The campaign was developed to promote shopping locally owned small businesses because we know that: – Every dollar spent at a local independent business leads to a return 3 times more than one spent at a chain. – Small businesses donate twice as much to local non-profit and events compared to big businesses. – Local businesses create jobs for other local printers, wholesalers, farmers, and accountants, which help create a community of entrepreneurs. – Money…

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