The #shoplocal movement has come a long way - so much that we hardly question it anymore. We know it's a good thing, but why? When it comes to your special event, here are five great reasons why keeping your vendors close to home is ideal.
1. Local Character, Prosperity & Well-Being
2. Dollars & Decision Making
Perhaps you are on the business side of event planning - you have services to offer rather than services
to retain. "Loving the local" still holds true. Connecting and investing in your own backyard gives you
the opportunity as a business to bring local people on as employees. This might give them a chance to
break free from mundane low-wage positions that may fulfill them more, in addition to fulfilling
your needs as a business and the community's needs as a micro-economic machine.
4. Environmental Sustainability
better for the world! It is SO easy to go green - even just a little green makes a huge difference, and
cutting out the transportation costs of outside food and supplies can really affect your footprint
(and your budget!).
5. Product and Service Diversity
There’s no competition - local, family owned business greater diversity and a hands-down advantage
when it comes to customization and personal attention.