buy local week july 3 - 10
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
as a general life rule i make it a point to shop and buy local as often as possible.
for example, i go to constantino's market more often than i care to admit.... for christmas one year i bought every single gift i needed to buy at banyan tree... and i rarely ever eat at chain restaurant or bar.
go independent or go home, yo.
so i can obviously get behind the 2nd annual Buy Local Week that is happening from july 3rd to 10th - i buy NEO and COSE are asking the people of northeast ohio to pledge to redirect $100 of existing spending to locally owned and operated businesses.
easy enough right?
a startling fact is that if everyone in NEO participated in the buy local challenge $48 million would be pumped into the local economy - how awesome would that be?
personally i took the Buy Local Pledge (with probably all $100 being spent at local bars this weekend, FTR), and by doing so i'm going to receive a thank you gift within the next week that allows for discounts at up to 40 local businesses - so sign up for yourself here to get your own!
i hope you sign up and take the buy local challenge seriously - think of it as a 30th birthday gift to me... that and voting the plum as the best blog in cleveland would be rad gifts.
i also accept diamonds and cash - either or.