Local Business Please Support Local Business
I absolutely love how Buy Local is on the tip of more and more tongues these days, especially for those of us from smaller communities.
Today when I was out and about in Downtown Duncan I popped into Merit Furniture to look at sofas. Our current couch celebrated its 10th birthday recently. Though it has served us well, the time for a new one is most definitely on the horizon.
I remember we bought the couch when we first arrived in the Cowichan Valley. The one I bought was a little more expensive than the others. The sales person pointed out that it was made in BC and that this particular company made great quality furniture. She was right. It’s been through A LOT. Not a single spring is broken and the frame is as good as new.
I don’t think I’ve ever had a couch last nearly that long…even before kids.
When we were just about done, Roger mentioned how he has started bringing in some locally handmade (in Duncan!) accent pieces. He showed us a gorgeous corner hutch and some tables.
While he was showing my husband and I the furniture, another customer in the store overheard and joined us. We started talking about how important it is to Buy Local.
Then it hit me. This wasn’t just a case of us as shoppers buying local, but an ideal example of one local business supporting another local business. Kudos to Merit Furniture in Duncan!
As consumers more and more of us are doing our “Buy Local” part.
As a local business owner, are you doing your part? Whenever possible please support other local businesses. Sell locally grown or manufactured products. For whatever services your business needs hire someone local, be it an accountant, web designer, carpet or window cleaner etc.