10 Reasons to Shop Locally Owned Grand Junction Colorado Businesses in 2022
I'm a huge fan of locally owned and operated small businesses. Here's a quick rundown of ten reasons why we should all support small Grand Junction, Colorado businesses as we roll into the new year.
Obviously, we should support locally-owned businesses year-round. With Christmas just days away, and the new year right after that, this is a perfect time to revisit the topic.
Grand Junction, Colorado Businesses Know Who You Are
Look what awaited me the other day upon visiting a Grand Junction restaurant. I drop by this place about once or twice a week.
The server brought me a coffee (served in my own mug) and a special surprise. When was the last time you received a Christmas card from a restaurant? That's right, my own personal coffee mug, my own personal booth, and a Christmas card, all at a restaurant where I don't even have to tell the server what I want since they already know. Local, local, local.
Nothing Against Big Business
Looking back over 2021, my shopping habits involved five or six orders from Amazon.com. A few books (most of which I couldn't find locally), a new humidifier, and some assorted nutritional supplements.
There are times when a major retailer has exactly what you need. That's cool, too.
The Older I Get The More I Shop Local
I don't know about you, but before I buy something, I like to "try it on." When it comes to buying new musical gear, it's preferable to go to Hart's Music and try the equipment out. When it comes to clothing, ordering online is hit-and-miss at best. The local clothing shops have fitting rooms and attendants who don't laugh at me when measuring my waistline.
It looks as though the desire to shop local small businesses and visit brick-and-mortar restaurants is a growing movement around the country. Here are ten reasons, courtesy of Cox Blue, to shop local in 2022.