Spotlight shines on local shops during Small Business Saturday
SALISBURY, Md. – On Friday, shoppers across the country were able to get their hands on some great deals from large retails stores. Saturday, the spotlight turned local, as communities across the peninsula wanted to remind consumers of the importance of shopping locally.
Small Business Saturday was celebrated in communities from Cambridge to Rehoboth and Salisbury.
When money is spent in your local community, the tax revenue goes back to things like local roads, schools, and infrastructure.
It’s for a good cause too. When shopping locally, that money is 250 percent more likely to be invested in local non-profits, according to Downtown Cambridge.
“When you shop local and buy local the money stays here. You’re paying for someone’s dance lessons, or swimming lessons, ” said Jeremy Norton, owner of Roadie Joe’s. “Salisbury has done a lot to put us out there and let everyone know to shop small businesses.”
Shopping at small businesses also helps the environment because they consume less, create less waste than their enormous counterparts, and they typically buy local, live local, and therefore create less air pollution and traffic.