Shop Local

It’s time to think about the holidays. This year, give the gift of genuine concern for other Americans. Think outside the box and do your best to shop local.

Everyone gets their hair cut. How about gift certificates from your local hair salon or barber?

Gym membership? It’s appropriate for all ages. And remember, franchises like Gold’s and Curves are locally owned, too!

Who wouldn’t appreciate getting their car washed? Locally owned car washes have gift certificates.

Would Dad like his lawn mowed for the summer, or driveway plowed all winter, or games at the local golf course.

How many people couldn’t use an oil change for their car, truck or motorcycle, done at a local shop?

Mom would love the services of a local cleaning lady for a day!

Everyone’s computer could use a tune-up, so find a talented local guy or gal who is struggling to keep their local business open.

If you are looking for something more personal, local crafts people spin their own wool and knit them into scarves. They make jewelry, and pottery and beautiful wooden boxes.

Plan your holiday outings at local restaurants and leave your server a nice tip. How about going out to see a play or ballet at your hometown theater. Musicians need love too, so find a locally owned venue showcasing local bands or DJ’s.

Encourage small businesses to keep plugging away to follow their dreams. Share this idea to everyone you know by clicking “Forward to a Friend”. This is a revolution of caring about each other, and isn’t that what Christmas is about?

So go ahead, give it a try! And if your business needs help with holiday marketing, call us at 203-4200. We are proud to be a locally owned, family business and our mission is helping you to improve your bottom line through marketing efforts.

Marketplace Media
450 West Broadway Street
Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: 406-203-4200
FAX: 406-203-4201
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