Why Shop Local?

Welcome to our shiny new blog!  We are excited to start this new adventure to highlight all of the awesome people, places, and events that we come across.  We love being a part of a growing and vibrant community of artists, makers and small business owners.  It's a great group, and we love getting to know the people who are making some noise in some many ways!

Downtown Canton Flea - Canton, OH

Downtown Canton Flea - Canton, OH

Why shop local?  In our first post here, we want to illustrate the ways that you can make an impact in your state, city, or even neighborhood.  There are so many great local companies and places to visit.  They each have a unique story with people working hard behind the scenes.  When you shop local or support local businesses, you help your community in so many ways.  Local businesses create more jobs, there is a reduced environmental impact from local goods, and more of your money stays in your neighborhood!  Local businesses can create higher quality goods and services because they are more crafted, with customer service being a top priority.  

One of our totes, filled with local goodies

One of our totes, filled with local goodies

In summary, when you shop local, you get higher quality goods and services made by people in your own community.  Thanks for taking the time to read our article, we can't wait to share all of these great places and experiences with you!

-Beth & Shaun