Thursday, July 21, 2011
When was the last time you patronized a business in your neighborhood? In this megamall/megamarket world, it seems easy to overlook the store right around the corner. Though the "mom-and-pop" shop of yesteryear has declined, local businesses remain an integral part to play in the community. Even the much maligned strip mall has its purpose in the local economy and neighborhood. Each business in each neighborhood is bringing money into the area it's in. Every business space that's occupied brings people and dollars that otherwise wouldn't exist to keep the area going. When able, take time out to buy something from at least one business within your immediate vicinity-especially new ones, ones you've never patronized before or haven't been to in a while. It's one way to help your community thrive.