PROMOTE. CONNECT. ADVOCATE.
What three independently owned businesses would you miss if they disappeared? Stop in. Say hello. Pick up something that brings a smile. Your purchases are what keeps those businesses around.
If half the employed population spent $50 each month in locally owned independent businesses, it would generate more than $42.6 billion in revenue. Imagine the positive impact if 3/4 the employed population did that.
For every $100 spent in locally owned independent stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll, and other expenditures. If you spend that in a national chain, only $43 stays here. Spend it online and nothing comes home.
The number of people it takes to start the trend...you.
PICK 3. SPEND 50. SAVE YOUR LOCAL ECONOMY.
Buy Mower, Grow Mower.
KIKER BROS., INC.
KING MAINTENANCE, INC.**
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES
LIFE SAFETY 4-U
MAYO CLINIC HEALTH SYSTEM-ALBERT LEA & AUSTIN ****
MEDICAP PHARMACY ***
MED CITY MOBILITY
MIDWEST DIESEL SALES & SERVICE*
MOWER COUNTY FARMERS MUTUAL INSURANCE*
NELSON DENTAL PLLC ******
PALLETON OF MINNESOTA
PIGGY BLUES BAR-B-QUE, INC. **
QUALITY PORK PROCESSORS, INC.
R & S GRAIN SYSTEMS, INC.
SCHIECK DENTAL **
SELLERS LOCK & KEY
SIMPLIFIED TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, LLC ******
SMYTH COMPANIES, INC.*
ST. MARK'S LIVING
STERLING DRUG MAINSTREET
STERLING STATE BANK *****
THE JOSEPH COMPANY, INC.
THOMPSON AUCTION SERVICE
TINY'S BODY SHOP
T'NG PLUMBING, HEATING & COOLING
VOLT ELECTRIC, LLC
WEALTH MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS-AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL*
WHITE'S TENDERMAID, INC.
WORLEIN FUNERAL HOME ***
We encourage you to let people know you're committed to your community and ask that you include the campaign in your marketing efforts. Another way to contribute is by designating 10 percent of your annual membership dues or $25. This money will be used to further enhance marketing efforts for the Be Loyal. Shop Local., Buy Mower. Grow Mower! campaign. The Chamber currently spends about $10,000, each year, for the promotion and implementation of these programs.
The Austin Area Chamber of Commerce launched Buy Mower. Grow Mower! to raise public awareness, revitalize our area economy and create a better future for our entire community. We're not asking everyone to spend all their money in Mower County - that wouldn't be realistic. But we do believe it is important to ask everyone to consider switching back some of their spending to Mower County businesses. If we can even shift 10 percent of the current out-of-area purchases back to Mower County businesses, we are taking an active role in creating a stronger economy for everyone.
Our ultimate goal is to increase local purchases by $20 million or more. We'll do this by increasing public awareness about the advantages of buying from local businesses and promoting area businesses. We hope to not only improve the bottom line for these businesses, but also improve the local economy overall.
SAVING THE BRICK AND MORTAR OUR NATION IS BUILT ON
AMERICINN LODGE & SUITES
ANDERSON AUSTIN MEMORIALS, INC.
AUSTIN AREA FOUNDATION
AUSTIN COUNTRY CLUB
AUSTIN DAILY HERALD
AUSTIN POWER & SPORT
BRICK FURNITURE *****
COOPERATIVE RESPONSE CENTER, INC. ******
D & G ACE HARDWARE
DIAMOND RIDGE PRINTING ***
DONKERS HOMETOWN APPLIANCES*
ENDRES WINDOW CLEANING
FAIRWAY INDEPENDENT MORTGAGE CORPORATION
FARM BUREAU FINANCIAL SERVICES-DARRELL INGVALDSON*
FIRST FARMERS & MERCHANTS STATE BANK*
FREEBORN-MOWER COOPERATIVE SERVICES
GOLDEN TRESS SALON & DAY SPA
GREG MEYER STATE FARM INSURANCE
HILL, LARSON, & WALTH, P.A. **
HOME FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK *****
HORMEL FOODS CORPORATION ******
IBI DATA **
*Indicates number of years business has contributed to campaign
A stronger community with more opportunity, a better quality of life. We encourage you to let people know your committed to your community and ask that you include the campaign in your marketing efforts.
There is tremendous potential! New jobs will be created. Businesses will grow and prosper. New businesses will come to town. Our tax base will increase, providing more dollars for public services - roads, parks, schools, etc. - without a tax increase. More dollars will be available for charitable causes. The list goes on and on! The impact is tremendous!