4 Reasons to Shop Local

11/22/2023 12:01:02 PM
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Whether it’s for the holiday shopping season or a little summertime retail therapy, we encourage everyone to support local, small businesses year-round. Supporting small businesses in our communities is good for local economies and local people. And, it’s something we care deeply about here at First Financial Bank!
 

Here are 4 reasons to shop local:


1) ECONOMIC SYNERGY

Local businesses tend to use other local businesses for supply and service needs, keeping more dollars in the community. Money spent at local businesses enables business owners to make purchases from other local businesses, strengthening the economic base of our community.

When one local business does well, it attracts customers to that retail area as a whole, thereby bolstering surrounding businesses.


2) JOB CREATION

Small businesses create local, purposeful jobs in a setting unique to that business and that particular community.

Small businesses have accounted for 2 out of every 3 jobs added in the past 25 years, according to a 2022 assessment from the Small Business Administration.


3) QUALITY SERVICE

Local businesses tend to use other local businesses for supply and service needs, keeping more dollars in the community. Customers at local businesses can develop personal relationships with business owners and employees. This enables businesses to better meet the needs of their customers.

Best-in-class customer service is something we are fully committed to here at First Financial. Read about our 21 service non-negotiables here.
 

4) COMMUNITY RE-INVESTMENT

Local businesses often re-invest dollars into the community by supporting local charitable causes, events, and other small businesses.

Notice the businesses that sponsor and donate to local nonprofit organizations in your community, and you’ll often find a robust list of locally-based companies.