Impact our local economy

Flagpole readers, by pledging to spend $100 of your shopping dollars at locally owned businesses, you will have a potential $12-million impact on our community, an estimated $2 million more than if it were spent at a non-local big-box retailer.*

Make the pledge

Making the pledge is easy. Just fill out the form stating your commitment to spend at least $100 at local businesses.

As an incentive, Flagpole will enter all who pledge into a drawing to win $100 worth of gift certificates from local businesses.

Deadline to register: Sunday, Dec. 10 at midnight.

Winners announced: In the Dec. 13 issue of Flagpole

So, whether you are shopping, eating, drinking or seeking entertainment, Think Local First!

* Estimates based on numbers from Civic Economics stating that .68 of every dollar spent at a locally owned business stays in the community, while only .43 stays when spent at a chain store.