Wednesday, November 18, 2009

support the 3/50 project

Keep Carmel Valley Vibrant and viable, support the merchants where you live!

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Created to build loyalty and increased revenue for independent, locally owned businesses, The 3/50 project relies on a simple message: “Pick 3. Spend 50. Save your local economy.”

• Pick three locally owned businesses you would hate to see disappear, and then return to them.

• Spend $50 per month in locally owned businesses. If half the employed U.S. population did so, it would generate more than $42.6 billion in revenue.

• For every $100 spent in locally owned businesses, $68 returns to the local community.

When spent in a big box, chain, or franchise, $43 remains. Purchases made online return nothing.