Rushville Republican

Letters to the Editor

November 21, 2012

Farris: Importance of shopping locally

Dear Editor:

RUSHVILLE — Now more than ever as the 2012 holiday shopping season begins, I’d like to remind RUSHVILLE REPUBLICAN readers of the importance in shopping locally this season. Start your shopping with the merchants in Rush County.  Dollars spent in locally owned businesses have a local “recirculation multiplier” – as the money you spend locally gets re-spent locally again, again, again and again. Dollars spent with locally owned stores have an even greater impact than money spent with local chain stores as the profits get re-invested here. And remember, dollars spent over the internet never make it back to your community for any local benefit.

Shopping at a local business is supporting your friends and neighbors, your community, your local and regional economies – and the growth of these sectors impact all of us. Additional benefits of shopping locally for the holidays include:

l Investment in community – monetary and volunteer time reinvestment by local store owners.

l Reduces environment impact – eliminates need for mail order/web shipping materials.

l More choices – local and regional specialty stores offer different and more unique items than chain stores.

l Personalized service.

l See what you’re getting – upon arrival, web and mail orders don’t always meet our expectations.

l Support your local economy – the National Federation of Independent Business states that small businesses make up over 99 percent of all U.S. employers.

l “Make it or break it” time of the year – the holiday season is a period in which the future existence of the local businesses may be determined by holiday sales and profits.

If you cannot find what you are looking for in Rush County, then I encourage you to support your regional neighbors, the many fine businesses and shopping centers in Central Indiana. Regional shopping support has a similar impact of buying locally – and a stronger region makes for stronger communities. So make a great holiday investment this season - shop locally and let the money be re-spent again, again, again and again.  

Happy local shopping to all,

Tom Farris



Text Only
Letters to the Editor
  • Letter to Editor Thanks to RMHDear Editor,Several weeks ago I suffered the symptoms of a stroke while traveling. I called my family doctor’s office, to be sure someone could see me upon my arrival. Immediately I was advised to go to the nearest hospital emergency roo

    July 29, 2014

  • Letter to the Editor Thank youDear Editor,I would like to thank the Mays-Raleigh Fire Dept., Rush Memorial Hospital and ambulance service, St. Vincent Rehab Unit for their excellent service. Also I want to thank Rev. Gries, my wife who stayed at my side for 18 long days

    July 22, 2014

  • Letters to the Editor

    Thank youDear Editor,The family of Earl Reynolds would like to express their sincere appreciation for all the prayers, cards, flowers, donations, food and assistance. We thank you for all your kindness to help us through the very difficult time of lo

    July 15, 2014

  • Letter to Editor No excuses for Milroy crashesDear Editor,With consternation and disbelief, I read of yet another crash at the intersection of SR 3 and SR 244 at the west edge of Milroy.There could not be a more clear, seemingly safe, intersection anywhere in the wor

    July 8, 2014

  • Letter to the Editor Thank youDear Editor,The Bacon family would like to thank friends and family who gave flowers, thoughts and prayers during the passing of Bille last month. Don Bacon and his family appreciate all that was done during a great time of need. Thank you s

    June 24, 2014

  • Letter to the Editor Thank youDear Editor, We want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who attended the annual Rush County Community Foundation Day at Stagg’s Dairy Treats and Restaurant on Sunday, May 4. Without the continued support of the Rush County community

    June 17, 2014

  • Letters to the editor Thank you Dear Editor, We at Flatrock River Lodge would like to thank everyone for making the 2014 Area 9 Senior Games a great success. A special thanks to Amanda Capps, activities director; Vicki Williams, dietary manager; our staff; volunteers; May

    May 27, 2014

  • Letters to the editor Thank you Dear Editor, We would like to thank everyone for all their help and kindness during my husband and our father's illness and death. Especially, Flatrock River Lodge, Decatur County Hospice, the Arlington Church, Mosters and Darrell Cooper of

    April 29, 2014

  • Letter to the Editor Greetings and salutations Dear Editor, Throughout history, there have been many accepted and commonly used ways of referring to the two genders as a pair or group. Herewith are just a sampling of them, to-wit: • Men and Women--always safe, but rather

    April 15, 2014

  • Letter to the editor Dear Editor: The board, staff, and fundraising committee of the Rushville Public Library wish to thank the many wonderful people who helped make our recent fund-raising event, "Love Your Library Rendezvous", a great success. More than 35 individuals,

    April 8, 2014

Featured Ads
AP Video
Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.