On this chilly November morning in Perrysburg, Ohio and the day before Thanksgiving, I am in the office doing what I believe most people are doing…thinking about all that needs done so that today can be a half day to get home to finish baking, cleaning, and packing to get on the road for the holiday! This weekend, I will spend time with friends and family celebrating, dining, being thankful and enjoying a little shopping. Now I enjoy some Black Friday deal searching as much as the next person, but on Saturday November 29th, many will participate in a movement known as Small Business Saturday. This beautiful movement is to encourage shoppers to keep their holiday shopping local, to support the small businesses that give back to their communities in countless ways.
I personally have plans to partake Saturday at one of my favorite local shops, marking several names off my holiday list! Thinking about it though, my shopping local happens more then once a year… daily at RCI we encourage clients to think local, no matter what time of year it is. Designer Tip of the day: Think Local, Buy Local.
Presenting our clients with design solutions, that incorporate pieces from our local vendors, makes a difference to our local economy and our community, but it doesn’t stop there. I see shopping local make a difference for us as a small local business and I see the difference it makes for our clients. When our clients buy from the furniture store who’s owner lives down the street and can stay open a few hours late to make sure they find the right recliner fit …they feel good about that purchase. When our clients go to look at the plumbing and lighting we specified for them and they are greeted by name …they feel confident about their investment and know if there are problems who they can call and talk with . When our clients have custom window treatments sewn by a local seamstress who rushes for them so they can have treatments for a daughter’s birthday party….they know they have made the right choice, by thinking and buying local! I hope you take this Designer Tip to heart and partake in Small Business Saturday. I also encourage you to think buying local throughout the year, I will at least for all RCI clients!
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