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After Hours Business Mixer
for Chamber Members
Not a Chamber Member? Call 802-885-2779 for information about joining today!
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
An evening of networking, socializing,
and hors d'oeuvres.
50/50 Raffle and Door Prizes!
Big things are happening in Springfield - Black River Innovation Campus (BRIC), an exciting new tech initiative, will leverage the fastest internet speeds in the country (10 gigabit), to educate and train people in digital skills, employ them in related sectors, and empower them to launch the startups that will continue to drive Springfield’s digital economy. With over $1 million dollars in predevelopment funds already raised, this project is a key to Springfield's bright future!
Visit the website to learn more:
TOP TEN REASONS TO SHOP LOCAL
Locally owned one-of-a-kind businesses have character! They add to the unique charm of our community.
Small local businesses build strong communities by encouraging neighborhood relationships, both social and economic. Area businesses give back to local causes and help to support vibrant town centers.
Local ownership means decisions are being made locally by people who live in the community and who are directly impacted by those decisions.
Keeping your money local enriches the whole community. Compared to chain stores, locally owned businesses recycle a much larger percentage of their revenue back into the local economy.
Local businesses mean local jobs! In some sectors, local businesses provide better wages and benefits that chains do.
Economic innovations and prosperity are fueled by entrepreneurship. Local businesses provide opportunities for families to move out of low-wage jobs and into the middle class.
Local stores have small footprints. Compared to big box stores and shopping malls, neighborhood shops make efficient use of public services and require less infrastructure.
Town centers that feature locally owned businesses help to sustain vibrant, compact, walkable communities, which reduces sprawl, automobile use, habitat loss, and air and water pollution.
A competitive local marketplace is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices.
Local business ownership guarantees a broader range of product choices – small businesses hand-select their products based on their own interests, and the needs and preferences of their local customers.