Poster Contest Winners

It is with great pleasure that we present to you the winners of the 2017 Lake Central Shop Local Poster Project:  Jennifer Chavarria presenting “Think Big Shop Small” and Sofia Hay presenting “Grow Your Community.”  These poster winners were clearly defined by the voting which took place at our April Chamber Meeting.  We hope that you enjoyed viewing all of the talented artwork from our local LC students as much as we enjoyed working with them on this project.  We will be inviting the winning students to attend out May Meeting and we hope to have the first set of printed posters for you to proudly hang in your businesses real soon!  Thank you again to the students and the members for making this fun and memorable project experience.

1. You will keep dollars in our economy.  For every $100 you spend at one of our local businesses, $68 will stay in the community.

2. You embrace what makes us unique.  You wouldn’t want your house to look like everyone else’s in the U.S., so why would you want your community to look that way?

3. You create local jobs.   Local businesses are better at creating higher-paying jobs for our neighbors.

4. You help the environment.  Buying from a local business conserves energy and resources in the form of less fuel for transportation, less packaging, and products that you know are safe and well
made, because we stand behind them.

5. You nurture community.  We know you, and you know us.  Studies have shown that local businesses donate to community causes at more than twice the rate of chains.

6. You conserve your tax dollars.   Shopping in a local business district means less infrastructure, less maintenance, and more money available to beautify our community.  Also, spending locally instead of online ensures that your sales taxes are reinvested where they belong – right here in our community.

7. You create more choice.   Merchants pick the items they sell based on what they know you’ll like and want.   Local businesses carry a wider array
of unique products because they buy for their own individual market.

8. You take advantage of our expertise.   You are our neighbors and friends, and we have a vested interest in knowing how to serve you.   We’re passionate about what we do.  Why not take advantage of it?

9. You invest in entrepreneurship.   Creativity and entrepreneurship are what the American economy is founded upon.   Nurturing local business ensures a strong community.

10. You made us a destination.   The more interesting and unique we are as a community,
the more we will attract new neighbors, visitors,
and guests.   This benefits everyone!