Practice the A-B-Cs to support your community
The Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce is a community of businesses and people working together to build our community. We recognize that when our community prospers, it benefits our individual businesses. So, we work together for mutual success.
One way that you can support your fellow chamber members is to practice the A-B-Cs…Always Buy Chamber. In other words, when you need to buy – whether it is a business expense or a personal purchase – look to Chamber member businesses first.
Practicing the A-B-Cs means supporting a family that took the risk to make their dream become reality by opening a small business. It means continuously building your community by choosing to shop with local employers who reinvest in programs and services in our area. It means keeping your sales tax dollars in your home state to support education, health, human and social services, and other programs. It means you’re patronizing a business who is employing your neighbor, friend or family member.
The holiday season is the perfect time to remind yourself of the options you have in your own backyard. As you prepare your shopping lists this year, please consider keeping the cheer here… in the community you call home. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Give the gift of experiences. Get out and explore Sioux Falls with your family and friends.
- Planning to go the gift card route? Purchase directly from the locally owned restaurant, retailer or franchise location. Or consider purchasing your cards through your local bank.
- When shopping for a hard-to-buy for family member, gift a service! You can find a Chamber member business for everything from landscaping to car washes.
You can A-B-C from the comfort of your couch! Shopping local doesn’t necessarily mean you have to hit the streets. Most Chamber member retailers have an online shopping option.
Check out our Member Directory to search for Chamber member businesses. You can use the “Search by Category” dropdown menu to shop for hundreds of business categories…from Bakeries & Sweets, to Massage Therapy, to Travel Agencies. The possibilities are abundant!
Regardless of how you shop, please remember that these retailers prepare year-round for this important shopping season. They rely on us to keep our dollars in the community, and we can each play a role in strengthening their business and keeping Sioux Falls a thriving and vibrant place to live, work and shop.