Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Uptown Westerville is a Place to Support the 3/50 Project

The Westerville Uptown Merchants Association encourages the 3/50 Project.

3/50 is a grassroots concept posed by retail consultant Cinda Baxter on her site www.alwaysupward.com
that focuses on saving the brick & mortars our nation is built on.

As Cinda observes, "Survival isn't a solo act."

3/50 is a simple philosphy that can build community. Your decisions and your purchases have a long-term impact on local small businesses and marketplaces...

3 What 3 independently owned businesses would you miss if they disappeared? Stop in. Say hello. Pick up something that brings a smile. Your purchases are what keeps those businesses around.

50 If half the employed populations spent $50 each month in locally owned independent businesses, it would generate more than $42.6 billion in revenue.* Imagine the impact if 3/4 of the employed population did that.

68 For every $100 spent in locally owned independent stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll, and other expenditures. If you spend that in a national chain, only $43 stays here. Spend it online and nothing comes home.

1 The number of people it takes to start a trend... you.

Pick 3. Spend 50. Save your local economy.

The members of the Westerville Uptown Merchants Association appreciate our community and your continuing support. We encourage you to think about the 3/50 concept, learn more, maybe try it for a month or two or more. Like a pebble tossed in a pond, the impact you'll continue to have on your community, now and for the future, will prove to be immeasurable.

Click here to view the Westerville Uptown Merchants Association member directory.

Click here to check out the 3/50 Project.

Thank you for Shopping Uptown Westerville!

*Employment statistics courtesy U.S. Department of Labor 2.6.09. Graphic images courtesty of the350project.net.

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