Shop Sudbury

This Holiday Season Member Businesses will be Hosting a series of Events, Specials and Discounts!

Shop Sudbury Celebrates the diversity and creativity of Sudbury businesses and is designed to support local businesses during the Holidays. The Chamber Spotlights and Hosts a series of events including our annual TOYS for TOTS drive, Pictures with Santa, Route 20 Holiday Banners, Reusable Shop Sudbury Shopping Bags and much more to help promote Sudbury Businesses!

The Sudbury Chamber’s Website showcases the many Events, Specials and Discounts being offered by our member businesses.

See our calendar of events to stay up to date on what’s going on in Sudbury this holiday season!

 

WHY SHOP SUDBURY?

1.   Buy  Local  -­  Support  yourself:

Several  studies  have  shown  that  when  you  buy  from   a  local  business,  significantly  more  of  your  money  is   used  to  make  purchases  from  other  local  businesses,   service  providers  and  farms  -­-­  continuing  to   strengthen  the  economic  base  of  the  community;;   these  include  case  studies  showing  that  locally-­ owned  businesses  generate  a  premium  in  enhanced   economic  impact  to  the  community  and  our  tax   base.

2.  Support  community  groups:

Non-­profit  organizations  receive  an    average  250%   more  support  from  smaller  business  owners  than   they  do  from  large  businesses.

3.  Keep  our  community  unique:

Where  we  shop,  where  we  eat  and  have  fun  -­  all  of  it   makes  our  community  home.  Our  one-­of-­a-­kind   businesses  are  an  integral  part  of  the  distinctive   character  of  this  place.  Our  tourism  businesses  also   benefit.

” When people go on vacation they generally seek  out  destinations  that  offer  them  the  sense  of  being someplace, not just anyplace.” Richard President,  National  Historic  Preservation  Trust.

4.  Reduce  environmental  impact:

Locally  owned  businesses  can  make   more  local  purchases  requiring  less  transportation   and  generally  set  up  shop  in  town  or  city  centers  as   opposed  to  developing  on  the  fringe.  This  generally   means  contributing  less  to  sprawl,  congestion,  habi-­ tat  loss  and  pollution.  

5.  Create  more  good  jobs:

Small  local  businesses  are  the  largest  employer  na-­ tionally  and  in  our  community,  provide  the  most  jobs   to  residents.

6.  Get  better  service:

Local  businesses  often  hire  people  with  a  better           understanding  of  the  products  they  are  selling   and  take  more  time  to  get  to  know  customers.

7.  Invest  in  community:

Local  businesses  are  owned  by  people  who  live   in  this  community,  are  less  likely  to  leave,  and are more interested in the community’s future.

8.  Put  your  taxes  to  good  use:

Local  businesses  in  town  centers  require  com-­ paratively  little  infrastructure  investment  and   make  more  efficient  use  of  public  services  as   compared  to  nationally  owned  stores  entering   the  community.

9.  Buy  what  you  want,  not  what  someone   wants  you  to  buy:

A  marketplace  of  tens  of  thousands  of  small   businesses  is  the  best  way  to  ensure  innovation   and  low  prices  over  the  long-­term.    A  multitude   of  small  businesses,  each  selecting  products   based  not  on  a  national  sales  plan  but  on  their   own  interests  and  the  needs  of   their  local  customers,  guarantees  a  much   broader  range  of  product  choices.

10.  Encourage    local  prosperity:

A  growing  body  of  economic  research  shows   that  in  an  increasingly  homogenized  world,  en-­ trepreneurs  and  skilled  workers  are  more  likely   to  invest  and  settle  in  communities  that  pre-­ serve  their  one-­of-­a-­kind  businesses  and  dis-­ tinctive  character.

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