What kinds of businesses will be represented? People from every kind of business are welcome. Professional service firms, retailers, restaurant owners, insurance firms, artists, manufacturers, as well as businesses not mentioned here . . . the more we know about each other’s local businesses, the more likely we will be to do business together and share contacts. The idea is simple . . . if you don’t know a local person to meet your need, someone in your network will. (Sorry, no network marketing/multi-level sales programs are allowed in this group.)
Who should attend? This group is for those who own, lead or work in local companies and those who would like to do business with these companies. Friends are always welcome.
Why should we buy local? Buying locally ensures that the money you're spending cycles back through the local economy and also adds to the local tax base. If a local business can provide comparable or better service at a competitive price, from a self-serving standpoint, it makes a lot of sense to buy locally.