What does it mean to “vote with your dollar”? More and more people everywhere have decided to “vote” for stronger, healthier communities by shopping with locally owned businesses. This movement comes from the understanding that local businesses support long term sustainability rather than just short term wealth. How does supporting local business help support us?
Locally owned businesses often purchase from other local businesses, service providers and farms. This, along with payroll, taxes and involvement in community events helps to support your local economy. The unique character of Covington is defined to a large part by our wonderful local businesses, and the overall impression of a community is often characterized by this.
A city’s business district ties in closely with its tourism. “When people go on vacation they generally seek out destinations that offer them a sense of being someplace, not just anyplace.” Says Richard Moe, past President of the National Trust For Historic Preservation. In other words, as far as tourism goes, it pays to be unique.
Perhaps most importantly, supporting local business means supporting local people. When you shop locally, you are personally helping members of your community buy their family Christmas presents, sign their children up for art classes, or even give end-of-the-year bonuses!
Three Great Local Business
The English Tea Room
The Tea Room serves over 100 loose leaf teas from around the world, as well as housing an incredible collection of one of a kind tea accessories.
Jewels Cigar & Briar
Jewel’s offers a wide selection of cigars, pipe tobacco and fine tobacco. Stop in and wish Pat and Jewel Clanton congratulations on their new baby great-grandson, Lane!
Mo’s Art Supply & Framing
Mo’s offers art supplies, art gifts, professional art restoration, custom framing and now office supplies! Get the perfect gift for any art enthusiast!
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