As the leaves drop along with the temperatures, the holiday is soon upon us. There is no better time to celebrate the place we call home by supporting the local merchants in our community. Our local stores found along Main Street or on the edge of town offers our communities a variety of benefits. These business are a linchpin our local economy and offer a veriety of benifts to the towns we call home. Local business offer convenient goods and services, distinctive character to and direct dollars back in to the county that drives a strong economic base. Moreover your local business is ran by your friends, family and neighbors that is the threads that build the community cloth.
Throughout Cedar County business will be participating in the national Small Business Saturday campaign. It is a great reminder to shop at home has lasting benefits for our local economy and a perfect opportunity to make it a habit all year long. That is why Grow Here campaign exist. It is an ongoing reminder that the assets we have in Cedar County; the businesses, educational opportunities, natural resources, the communities themselves are something are as good as week make them. Our appreciation and support of the strengths that make up our county are the basis of all futures success.