A healthy community depends on a healthy economy, and both completely depend on the local businesses in Centralia & Chehalis! There are a number of great studies out there that illustrate how shopping locally will stimulate the Centralia & Chehalis economy.
Simply put, more money spent with local businesses stays here (about 68%), where much less money spent with national chains stays in the area (only about 14%), and money spent online... well... simply leaves. Forever."It's about the economy, stupid!" - James Carville
To us, supporting local businesses doesn't stop with the economy - It is all about creating a stable and vibrant community! Centralia & Chehalis businesses create jobs (tax revenue for schools, parks, roads) while offering diversity in the marketplace, with unique products and services not found in big-box stores or chain restaurants. Not to mention - these local business are owned by the very people who sponsor our little leagues, donate to our local charities, and volunteer for our community events - giving back to the community in countless ways. You rely on them, but can they rely on you?