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October 2021 Membership Report

October 2021 Membership Report

It’s October - my favorite time of year! The hoody sweatshirts, the crisp air, and of course all the beautiful fall colors. I couldn’t imagine living in a place where the seasons didn’t change!

October is also the beginning of pheasant hunting season, and Rooster Rush is alive and well in the Pierre area. Many families and friends will be returning for the long-standing tradition of hunting; filling our homes, hotels, restaurants and shops with prospective customers. Now is the time to start thinking about how you want to welcome hunting guests into our area and encourage their patronage. Decorate your store fronts and offer some great South Dakota hospitality when they come through the door.

It isn’t too early to start thinking about your holiday shopping. We hope you will consider being Loyal2Local this holiday season. There are many reasons to Shop Local, here are just a few:

  1. Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is. Support your friends, neighbors, and yourself. Invest in the community you love to live in; help to create a stronger and healthier Pierre area by keeping our money here.
  2. What Goes Around Comes Around. Two or three times as much money spent stays in the local economy when you buy goods and services from locally owned businesses.
  3. Community Sustainability. Local stores help sustain vibrant, walk-able areas which reduce gas consumption and pollution, and improves quality of life.
  4. Keep Our Community Unique. One-of-a-kind businesses are an integral part of the distinctive character of the Pierre area.
  5. Create Collective Prosperity. Locally owned businesses invest more in local labor, pay more local taxes, spend more time on community-based decisions and create local events. In doing so, they create more opportunity for all of us here in the Pierre area.
  6. Local Owners Care About the Pierre Area. Local business owners live in and love the Pierre area. They are less likely to leave and are more invested in the future of our whole community.
  7. Give Back and Take Care. Local business owners make more local purchases themselves. Locally owned companies and employees are statistically more likely to give to local charities.
I hope you have a great fall season!
Katie Johnson

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