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In the News: Think Local First

Think Local First
Do you support local retailers? Do you use a local banker, insurance agent, and lawyer? Do you use local healthcare services?

The Chamber introduces Think Local First, a campaign geared at getting YOU and the public to Think Local First when making purchases and selecting service providers.

Buying local isn’t just for the holiday season. Supporting local businesses and organization is important year-round! From purchasing your vehicle to selecting your child’s school, we encourage you to Think Local First.

During the holiday season, the Chamber will be spreading the Think Local First message. If your business would like to be included in our list of supporters, click here to complete the online form.

Why it’s important: “Supporting local businesses ensures that important decisions are made locally by people who live in the community and who will feel the impact of those decisions. It’s part of the community’s wellbeing.” – Susan Krough, Marketing Manager, Marshalltown Mall and Chamber Marketing Committee member

A local purchase has both direct and indirect impact to the Marshalltown area economy. Direct impact is spending done by a business in the local economy to operate the business, including inventory, utilities, equipment and payroll. Indirect impact happens as dollars the local business spent at other area businesses re-circulate.

Share how you Think Local First by using #thinklocalfirst on Facebook and Twitter.