When you visit the neighborhood coffee shop or car mechanic, the dollars you spend stay in the community and help boost economic development. This year’s Small Business Saturday, which takes place on November 26 in Dayton, OH, is a great way to “Shop Local” products and services. The premier fitness apparel center, Up and Running In Dayton, will be among the hundreds of businesses participating in the annual shopping event.
There is a host of benefits for supporting local businesses. Here are just a few of them:
- High Quality: You’re likely to receive a better product or service when you shop locally. Because community-based businesses know that they are competing against big-box retailers, they tend to go above and beyond when it comes to quality and make efforts to build long-term relationships with customers.
- Job Creation: Every dollar spent at local stores stays in the community. The income generation can go a long way toward the creation of jobs, which stimulates the local economy and makes the entire area attractive for visitors and potential home buyers.
- Build Connections: Shopping local can also help build strong networking connections. These alliances may be the fuel to seek out initiatives from commissioners and other boards that aim to strengthen small business development efforts even more.
For more than 10 years, Up and Running In Dayton has provided customers throughout Huber Heights, Oakwood, and Vandalia with an extensive inventory of fitness apparel, running shoes, walking shoes, and workout clothes. As an independent small business, the local store prides itself on offering top-notch products and consistently friendly customer service.
Come out and support local firms on Small Business Saturday on November 26! While you’re at it, the fitness team at Up and Running In Dayton would love to see you, too! If you’re looking for a certain item, don’t hesitate to call (937) 432-9210 with your requests. Visit the website to shop online.