“Buy Local” buy in to your community
May has been declared “Buy Local” month, and the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce hopes local residents embrace that idea. Communications Director Lindsay Brennan says buying in to local products means buying in to your community.
“When you are buying from a local community, you are helping that community keep their employees paid, keep them purchasing goods in the community, keep them renting and able to buy homes. Really, it’s supporting jobs first and foremost,” she says.
She says when people invest in local business it creates tax money to fund local services. The Chamber has focused on a “Buy Local” campaign since last year, but Brennan says this year has really been a focal point in their efforts, and they will continue to promote it in the future.
This entry was posted in Business
. Bookmark the permalink
More Stories in Business
Florida has the highest job growth rate among the most populous states and the third highest rate in the nation. Alachua County boasts a long history of low unemployment rates and steady job growth rates and works to continue attracting new business.
It’s the start of a new era at Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub as the Gainesville bar banned smoking in an effort to create a healthy, welcoming environment for its customers and employees.
Oct. 1 marks the national deadline for businesses to switch over to chip-enabled card reader terminals. Some local businesses are debating whether or not the cost is worth the investment.
Gator Domino’s is going digital. At the new store, scheduled to open Oct. 5, workers will not take orders at the drive-through. Food must be ordered by telephone or by a digital device ahead of time. A “pizza theater” will be featured, where customers can watch their food being prepared. The owner, Freddie Wehbe, says Gator Domino’s digital changes are first of its kind among other Domino’s stores.
With the demand for tourism increasing in Florida, a record of 100 million visitors is predicted this year. Hotel construction as well as airport and seaport renovations are among the increase in tourism.