OakvilleBusiness.com wants to welcome Wendy Rinella to the Chamber of Commerce chair of the board. The message in the article is to shop locally. Despite the perception of deals south of the border, there are plenty of deals and merchandise on sale right here in Oakville.
Supporting our local merchants directly affects the health of our community, and so this holiday season pickup something at one of Oakville’s malls, shops and boutiques. There is also a call to think of those less fortunate during this holiday season.
Indulge in a little Oakville
Where will you shop this holiday season? Whether you are searching for a perfect gift or spending time with friends and loved ones, Oakville offers shopping, galleries and eateries to suit any palate.
The holiday season is the busiest time of the year for retailers. Shopping locally at this time of year creates a surge in the local economy. Local shops need to hire extra local staff and wages paid to local employees are circulated within the community. The holiday season is also a time when many of us donate to local charities to help those less fortunate in our community. Shopping locally supports local businesses that donate to local causes.
Shopping locally is good for our community health. We have the opportunity to meet our neighbours, and build long-term relationships with local businesses. Decision-making about product offerings and services are based on the local, unique needs of our community and preserve our community. A strong local economy will help attract new businesses, bringing their variety of products and services with a focus on the needs of our community. Through tax dollars, businesses subsidize the lifestyle we enjoy in Oakville. In order for us to plan the future we want as a community, we need to support businesses which support us, reflecting the values we hold as a community.