Stay home and shop local. Local retail shops offer unique gifts, specialty foods and name-brand items. Small businesses have a big impact on our communities and it’s important to support local businesses that support area initiatives like youth programs, community events and civic organizations.
When spending money locally, more of the dollars spent on purchases stay in the community. Small businesses provide jobs to local residents allowing people to raise their families in our Vermont communities.
Local entrepreneurs typically have a strong understanding of the local economy and the needs of their customers. They have the flexibility to offer discounts on the goods and services they sell and strive to provide a high level of customer service. Small businesses have more opportunities to offer personalized service.
CNB encourages all consumers to shop locally. Small businesses help strengthen the fabric of rural communities. They showcase the unique traditions that are a part of our heritage and bring to life the spirit of rural living.