Shop Local Saturday!
By Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(Value Added Service, 602-620-2699)
Shop local Saturday happens once a year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Of course it's always good to shop local as it keeps tax dollars, good and services in your community and helps local vendors stay in business. But why not making it "Shop Local Every Day?" After all, we could all get into the habit that way and the benefits would explode! My Thanksgiving holiday is spent in Ames, Iowa, visiting my daughter and her family. It's a treat and an annual tradition to shop local on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. One of our stops included Dog Eared Books, which was founded by 2 moms who opened up the book store in downtown Ames, Iowa. They are a former journalist and a teacher who both love books and dogs. One of the owners handed me a sack for my leftovers from lunch, smil...