Shop Local

10 REASONS TO SHOP LOCAL

Why shop at a locally owned business first? The following 10 reasons show how more money spent at local businesses is reinvested in your community creating diversity and helping the community maintain or create its unique appeal.

  1. Shopping local creates jobs. Shops in our town create local employment and self-employment. These people in turn spend in the local community.
     
  2. Local independent shops invest more in our communities.  Local businesses are proportionately more generous in their support of local charities, schools and community events. Supporting local shops means a financial impact on your community.
     
  3. Local shops sell a wide range of great products at affordable prices.
    Many people fall out of the habit of shopping locally and are then surprised by the range of products and gifts available.
     
  4. Shopping local saves you money.  Out of town shops have done a good job of convincing us that local business equals expensive. If you add travel, fees to transfer items and your time, the overall cost is often much higher.
     
  5. Shopping local retains our communities.  People don’t like losing shops and services in small towns but don’t equate this to how they spend their money.
     
  6. Shopping local retains our distinctiveness.  Independent shops create distinctive shopping experiences and stock different products. Local businesses respond quickly to the needs of local customers, stocking products to meet the changing population needs.
     
  7. Shopping local saves the environment.  Local shops often stock a high percentage of local sourced goods which do not require long car and bus journeys, helping reduce our global footprint.
     
  8. Local shops are for everyone.  Most people can get to their local shops easily and this is especially important for the elderly and young generations and those without transportation.
     
  9. Local shops value you more.  Evidence from numerous surveys show people receive better customer care and service locally. These businesses survive by their reputation and repeat business, which means you get a higher standard of service.
     
  10. Shopping local saves services.  Private and public sector services tend to cluster around shops. As shops disappear so do hairdressers, banks, restaurants, etc.

SO SHOP SMART. SHOP LOCAL.

902 East Second Street
Suite 140
Winona MN 55987
507-450-2707
78 East 4th Street
Winona MN 55987
507-452-2761
451 E Broadway St
Winona, MN 55987
507-452-3682
5035 West 6th Street
Winona MN 55987
507-452-9073
 
1825 Mobile Drive
Winona MN 55987
507-452-3600
 
975 Frontenac Dr Ste E
Winona, MN 55987
507-452-5333
1159 Gilmore Ave
Winona, MN 55987
507-452-8522
1671 West 5th Street
Winona MN 55987
507-454-2640
1475 Service Road
Winona MN 55987
507-452-5411
178 Johnson Street
Winona MN 55987
507-452-6531
850 Menard Road
Winona MN 55987
507-45-1099
 
126 East Fifth Street
Winona MN 55987
507-452-4335
 
Motor Parts & Equipment
315 West 3rd St
Winona MN 55987
507-454-5930
Polar Carwash
Locally Owned
Across from Walmart & Menards
Frontenac Drive
Winona, MN
611 Clarks Lane
Winona MN 55987
507-453-0509
Salvation Army Thrift Store
1443 W Service Dr
Winona, MN 55987
507-474-2400
177 Walnut St
Winona, MN 55987
507-452-2435
155 Grand Street
Winona MN 55987
507-454-5331