Local Business Matters
|My beautiful gift for myself on Christmas|
This year I have been making lots of afford to promote small businesses, whether it's my locale or others. Every time I see or red about a store closing, my heart sank. Surely, there must be something we all can do to help this small businesses continue, especially those that have been around over the years. It is very unfortunately, overhead cost were getting too pricey and that the sales just doesn't cut it. It has nothing to do about quality, I know small business owner cares about their products and would sure love to get repeating sales from their regulars.
I make several big purchases via local jewelry store called Wixon Jewelers, well not I, my husband did. I got a pair of amethyst earrings, they are very pretty tear drops gems that not gaudy and old. The store has been around for awhile, they serve complimentary cookies and coffee for customer. The sales clerks are mostly helpful, although, I feel a little intimidated to go in the store on my own because well, sales people really pushy sometimes. But they are polite and let you go on your way to browse through selections, but not far if you have questions.
I also patronize a small coffee shop called Mugshots Coffee Company. They serve the best caramel latte ever! My son would come up the cash register and ask for "hot chocolate please" which they comply by giving him extra whipped cream too. Good manners goes a long way, I tell you.
|Caramel Latte at Mugshots Coffee Co.|
|ABC and Toy Zone|
|Cooper River Voyager Laptop bag|
I have since purchased many more items made locally and I have not been disappointed yet. The product I can tell are well made and I am a very satisfy customer. Least to say I will go back for more local made stuffs.
If you want to see a list of product made in the USA. You can start from this "list".