Friday, July 4, 2008

Buy Local WC

Spearheaded by the Clinton County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC) and Main Street Wilmington, the Buy Local First campaign aims to educate the county about the enormous benefits of spending their money locally, at local businesses and restaurants. It is a coalition of businesses, residents, non-profit organizations and public officials with one singular common interest: advancing and strengthening the local economy by keeping as much money within Clinton County as possible.

Buy Local WC is Grow Food, Grow Hope's role within the Buy Local campaign. It is focused specifically on the Wilmington College campus, where some 1,200 potential shoppers spend 9 months of their year. We've been working to publicize local businesses through the Buy Local WC website as an alternative to chain stores like Wal-Mart whenever it is possible (we realize that sometimes it is not). Our small business owners are residents of this community just as we are, and when they thrive, we all do.

For more information about the Buy Local First Campaign, contact:

Jessica Braun
Food Distribution & Buy Local WC
Wilmington College AmeriCorps* VISTA
Grow Food, Grow Hope Garden Initiative
(937) 382-6661 ext. 306

For all blog posts about the Buy Local First Campaign, click here.

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