We all know about Black Friday where businesses often give deep discounts to entice shoppers to start their holiday shopping early. But do you also know about Small Business Saturday that occurs the Saturday following Thanksgiving? This day encourages shoppers to support local businesses and keep dollars in the community. Shopping locally can have a BIG impact on our community:
- Each dollar spent in the community returns three times more money to the local economy than one spent a at chain store.
- Local businesses employ local people—from staff to contractors, vendors, consultants and more. And small, local businesses tend to carry locally made goods which creates a unique shopping experience.
- Local businesses support local causes—and donate more per sales dollar to local nonprofits and sponsor more events and school athletics. Small, local businesses also volunteer at community events and serve on local advisory boards more than big businesses.
Bloomer Telephone Company is proud to provide broadband service to more than 225 businesses in Chippewa and Dunn counties. We have recently welcomed the following businesses to the Bloomer family:
- Pederson Automotive, LLC | 1730 Martin Road, Bloomer | Geordy & Kaejan Pederson
- Dirty Paws Patrol Pet Grooming | 1320 15th Avenue, Bloomer | Tosha Reetz
- Edward Jones | Main Street, Bloomer | Darian Prince
There are so many great local businesses to support on November 27 (and all year long!) in our community. Check out the Bloomer Chamber of Commerce and the Menomonie Area Chamber and Visitor Center for a listing of local businesses. You can also purchase “Bloomer Chamber Gift Checks” from the Bloomer Chamber of Commerce and “Chamber Checks” from Menomonie Area Chamber.
Bloomer Telephone Company whole-heartedly supports Small Business Saturday and thanks you for choosing us as your local telecommunications provider. We encourage you to shop small and local all year long!
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