On a Scale of one to ten shopping at locally owned businesses is an ELEVEN. Seriously! Shopping local creates a cycle of local spending, creating More local jobs, extra tax revenue for the city and state and more support for nonprofit organizations. When you shop local 55.2 % of the money is recirculated back into the city, compared to just 13.6 % for big chains.
I’m Don Jacobs. I think I have a brain storm. Well, at least a cloudy sky. What if I offered to pay you cash to shop local?
Here’s what I’m going to do. During February, I’m going to give away free cash, so you can shop local. You can enter to win $1,000. Plus, I’ll give away two (2) $500 prizes and twenty-five (25) $100 prizes.