Subject: "Why Shop Local" by Kasey Cheshier
Date: April 23, 2011
Did you know that Ben Franklin Apothecary is giving away FREE MONEY from April 25-28? That's right! Drop in the store and get a FREE $2 bill for our "Take Two for the Community" event (only while supplies last). There is only one condition. All participants must pledge to spend that $2 bill at a locally owned small business in Duncanville. And why is it so important to shop local? According to the 3/50 Project, for every $100 you spend in a locally owned independent store, $68 of that returns to the community through taxes, payroll, donations, and other common expenditures. If you spend at a nationwide chain store, only $43 stays in your community. Spend your money online, and nothing stays in the community. Along with this staggering statistic, small businesses are the largest employer nationwide; they carry very unique products or have different food options; most small businesses offer better service to their customers, and they all add character to their community!
To get your FREE $2 bill, you must pledge to keep that money in the community. A list will be provided of local restaurants, and retail stores that are Duncanville Chamber of Commerce members. We encourage you to support the wide variety of food options and retail establishments right here in Duncanville.
So make plans to drop by Ben Franklin Apothecary in Downtown Duncanville to get FREE MONEY on April 25-28 (or while supplies last) and SHOP DUNCANVILLE! Remember, spend it here, keep it here!