During this week when I am away, the Yelm Community blog is featuring locally owned and operated businesses. While this town is being inundated with multi-national corporations with names like Wal-Mart, KFC, Applebees, & Taco Bell, companies that expatriate their income back to their corporate headquarters, the backbone of this community’s retail core are locally owned and operated firms. While the donations the large international firms give to the city are wonderful, the true contributions adding to the quality of our area are these unique businesses whose owners live here, send their children to our schools and involve themselves with pride in their hometown, adding in grand fashion to the richness of our town.
While the City of Yelm’s new electronic reader board and Chamber of Commerce tout the public to “support our local businesses”, the Yelm Community Blog touts readers to “support our locally owned businesses”.
I have learned so much and have enjoyed writing about our locally owned businesses. I certainly hope you have, too!
LET THESE BUSINESSES KNOW YOU READ ABOUT THEM ON THE YELM COMMUNITY BLOG!
Look for a new blog entry on January 7th.