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Last chance to nominate your favorite business

August 27th, 2009 · Comments

Greenwood and Phinney are full of fantastic, independent businesses, and next Wednesday is the deadline for nominating one of them for the Mayor’s Small Business Awards. Winners will be announced at a ceremony at Town Hall on Oct. 13.

The Mayor’s Small Business Awards honor the diversity and excellence of small businesses in Seattle, and their contribution to the city’s economic vitality and quality of life.

Read more about the award nomination process or download the nomination form here.

And as long as we’re talking about local, independent businesses, there’s a renewed push to shop local through theĀ 3/50 Project.

3: Think about which three independently owned stores you’d miss if they were gone. Pick up a little something to show your support and to thank them for their business and how important they are to the neighborhood.

50: If just half the employed U.S. population spent $50 each month in independently owned stores, their purchases would generate $42,629,700,000 in revenue. Imagine the positive impact that would have.

68: For every $100 spent in independently owned stores, $68 of it returns to the community in which you live, through taxes, payroll and dollars also going into the other businesses in the neighborhood. Spend it local and keep it local. 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 the trend….you.

Pick 3. Spend $50. Save your local economy.

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