Chamber Corner 12/18/2019

by Donna Claar

Purchasing with intention

On the heels of Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, many of us have holiday shopping yet to accomplish. Looking ahead we have office parties, family and friend get-togethers, food to consume, beverages to consider, gifts to find, cookie swaps to bake for, Christmas decorating to do and so much more! The Union City Chamber of Commerce encourages you to shop local when you can!

Do you wonder why the push to shop small and support our local businesses? Our locals are the backbone of our local economy. We would be lost without them! When you spend at our small businesses, a high percentage of those monies stay right here in Union City!

Our local small businesses have a strong sense of community and contribute to our area’s needs in so many ways, seriously, they are too numerous to list. They care about and are invested in the well-being of our community and its future. They live and work here too! We have shared values, we make it personal and we have a connection with each other.

By shopping local, we connect face to face with real people, our people with shared interests and we become part of a vibrant and active synergy that is a give and take benefiting us all. We are truly better together!

Get personal, get out, talk face to face, share the weather, family news, purchase your needs locally and watch the happy dance when they get your order. Small-business owners desire to serve you and try to meet your needs. I have had many go out of their way to make sure I was a satisfied customer.

We are a group of individuals and businesses that care about each other. Living in small communities, participating in and supporting our small communities builds human connections. Connections that can support you in your dreams, goals, and your daily life. Purchase with intention. In the end, it’s all about relationships. Don’t forget business to business relationships. WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER.

It matters where we put our support. It matters. It makes a difference for all of us. Build community in your life! Oh, and remember! As you are doing that, we hope you #ChooseUnionCityMI to #LoveWhereYouLive! We are making it our mission to be the place to live, work and shop! Grab your #SliceofAmericanPie!

Donna Claar is a devoted promoter of Union City and its surrounding areas. She administrates several social media sites about Union City and assists chamber members with their marketing needs. She can be reached at (269) 317-7723, or Union City, MI on Facebook. Watch for posts on Twitter at @UnionCityMI and Instagram at unioncitymi.