Seeing your local economy thrive is an exciting experience. However, it can’t happen without strong support. For a community to have the type of booming business development any city would be envious of, local small businesses must be championed and valued over corporate retail chains. The Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce strongly believes in the diverse range of local businesses in the Huntington, NY, community and understands the importance and benefits of showing these entities loyalty and support.
Supporting small companies not only helps foster business development in several different ways, but it also benefits area residents. Here are just some of the advantages of local community engagement:
- Strengthens the Local Economy: Putting your dollars into local small businesses is a huge way community engagement helps foster business development. One study showed $68 out of every $100 spent at a local business stays in the community as opposed to only $43 for every $100 spent at corporate retail chains.
- Fosters Community Interaction & Camaraderie: Instead of getting your products from a faceless corporate entity, supporting area enterprises helps create a sense of place and community. There’s an undeniable connection found when shopping at a small business that is missing from bigger chain stores.
- Preserves Uniqueness: There are hundreds of identical chain stores all across the country, but a home-grown business is unlikely to be replicated elsewhere. These stores are a crucial element of your community’s distinct attitude and heart, and supporting their business development through patronage should be encouraged.
Your town is unique and special, so take pride in the companies that lend to that great atmosphere! Supporting local shops and services benefits both the area’s business development and your own personal life. After all, you are part of your community, and your community is part of you. For more information on small businesses and how the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce supports them, call (631) 423-6100 or visit the website today.