#ShopCK-Shop-Eat Local-Keep Your Money in CK

10 Reasons to #ShopCK

  1. Money stays in Chatham-Kent
  2. More jobs for Chatham-Kent
  3. Expertise is local and within reach
  4. Better customer service
  5. More selection and keeps our communities vibrant
  6. You know the people behind the products
  7. Save on the shipping
  8. Improves the local economy
  9. Reduces your carbon footprint
  10. Local business gives back!

We've the BBQ you need and it's assembled and ready to go.

New & Used Cars plus superior customer shop service.

The Positive Outcomes for Chatham-Kent

 For every $100 spent at local independent stores, they in turn generate $45 of secondary local spending.

Local Business operators like the ones shown here have helped to make this message possible. They are community boosters and are deserving of your support.
Think Local-Shop Local and Buy Local whenever you can. Thank You.

  • 2019 research found that independent businesses recirculate up to 4.6 times more revenue than multinationals, keeping up to 63% of revenue in communities compared to 14% with multinationals. (The Economic Impact of Local Businesses)
  • Independent businesses produce up to 8.4 times more jobs/ft2 & up to 8.1 times more revenue/ft2 than multinationals, and they spend up to 31.4% of their revenue on local products & services from locally-based businesses. (The Economic Impact of Local Businesses)
  • Independent businesses donate up to 24 times more per dollar of revenue to local charities that multinationals. (The Economic Impact of Local Businesses)
  • Local Retailers: recirculate 63% of revenue locally compared to 14% for multinationals (4.6 times) (The Economic Impact of Local Businesses) (similar results from AIBA)
  • Local Retailers: Employ 13.4 staff per square foot compared to 1.6 staff per square foot for multinationals (8.4 times) (The Economic Impact of Local Businesses)
  • Approximately one new job is created for every $300,000 in retail sales (The Economic Impact of Local Businesses)
  • Shopping local helps to drive new start-ups and new investment in small business. "New businesses account for nearly all net new job creation and almost 20 percent of gross job creation" (The Importance of Young Firms for Economic Growth. Jason Wiens and Chris Jackson, Entrepreneurship Policy Digest, Kauffman Foundation, Sept. 14, 2015)

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SHOPPING-Buying & Eating Local has never been more important than it is right now. Thank you for supporting small, local and independent and family-run business just like the ones shown here.

Always our best deal on each and every car and truck.

Plumbing-Hardware-Building Supplies and Farm Service.

10210 McCreary Line, Hwy #78. Mon-Fri- 8-5, Sat 8-3

Come for the food and fun & enjoy eat-in or take-away!

We are a restaurant-pub-patio located on the banks of the sydenham river.

Proudly serving town and country since 1954

We've Got It and We Treat You Right Since 1968, Tom & Al's Located in Wallaceburg.

Explore Dresden-The Charm The Beauty-The Lifestyle.

We are your collision experts. See Norm for a free estimate.

Thank you for shopping locally. We appreciate your support

Please call Ted if you want in on this shop local feature.

Explore Dresden-The Charm The Beauty-The Lifestyle.

McKellar's big enough to serve you, small enough to care.

Babcock Jewellers Dresden for wonderful Gifting Ideas.

Thank You For Shopping & Buying Local & Supporting Downtown Dresden.

Formerly known as Shelley's Painted Treasures!

Wherever there is glass....We Can Improve It!

A wide range of supplies & metal fabricated services.

Lumberjack for home, farm & commercial building supplies.

Luxury Charter Coach Services
Phone 1-800-668-1974

DNR is an authorized dealer for Stihl Outdoor Power Equip.