Thursday, May 29, 2008

Coup de Foudre Lingerie joins "Think Local First DC"

As a DC locally owned business, Coup de Foudre Lingerie recently joined the "Think Local First DC". This program raise community awareness about the personal, community and economic benefits of shopping at local, independent businesses FIRST.

Top 5 reasons why you should buy locally:

1. More money stays in Washington, DC when purchases are made at locally owned, rather than nationally owned businesses. Small, locally owned businesses keep money in the community, and their investment in the community provides funds for non-profits and civic needs, a larger tax base, as well as good jobs for local residents.

2. Better customer service. We all know that specialization in product means specialization in knowledge. Local retailers are more likely to hire people with specific product expertise, connecting you with exactly what you’re looking for.

3. They contribute to the distinct character of our community. The unique character of Washington DC is what brought us here and will keep us here.

4. Local business owners invest in community. Local businesses are owned by people who live in this community are less likely to leave, and are more invested in the community's future.

5. Most new jobs are provided by local businesses. Small local businesses are the largest employer nationally and in the Washington DC area, provide the most new jobs to residents.
So when you think about where to spend your money in 2008, try to shop local and focus on independent Washington, DC businesses. They will all thank you for it.

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