Sunday, February 01, 2009

Buy Local

First, I must apologize for the l-o-n-g delay since my last post. I won't bore you with excuses or make-up a reason for this lapse. Suffice it to say that 'life' got in the way and priorities were shifted. But in the words of that famous movie.... I'm BAAAAAACK!

Talk about a way to make a comeback... have you heard about the new movement that is sweeping across NW Montana called "BUY LOCAL"?

This was started by a local businessman, the owner of Glacier Subaru, who took it upon himself to start an awareness campaign to help our community deal with this terrible economy.

His premise is simply that if we as consumers, make a conscious effort to buy local - we can literally change the economy of NW Montana. In less than one week, he has the attention of local politicians, the Chamber and scores of businesses and individuals who want to join this effort.

The idea is simple... before you buy anything - THINK - can I buy this through a local business? Be aware that spending our dollars locally means that 80% of those dollars will stay in the local economy. This helps to provide jobs for local employees and supports the communities of Northwest Montana.

I hope you will take the time to visit the Buy Local website and more importantly, make buying local a habit. It's good for Montana!