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Be Festive in Johnston – Shop Local

Posted December 17, 2012 in Community Blogs, Johnston

red and white presentsChristmas is only a week away – and if you’re like me, you still have shopping to do.

The holidays may feel hectic for shoppers at times but it is one of the busiest times of the year for retailers, especially our locally owned stores that rely on strong year-end sales to carry them through the rest of the year.

This year, make a commitment to “shop local.”  Keep your money in Johnston, by spending your holiday shopping dollars with our local businesses.

There are many good reasons to do so.  We have many great local retailers in Johnston. Visiting them first, before heading to a big-box store, will save you time and the added costs of gas.  And you’ll be surprised by what our local stores, like Johnston Ace Hardware and Sarah’s Hallmark, have to offer.

Another good reason to shop locally is that the money you invest in our local retailers is returned to our community in many ways – in the form of the local property taxes they pay, the jobs they create, and the support they offer for local events and projects. The people behind the counter at our local stores are more likely to know you, to participate in our community, and genuinely appreciate your business.

If you haven’t shopped at Johnston’s stores for a while, please do so this season. Our local retailers are our friends and neighbors – please join me in supporting them.

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