For every $100 spent in locally owned independent stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll and other expenditures. And if half the employed population spent $50 each month in locally owned independent businesses, it would generate more than $42.6 billion in revenue. Plus, let’s face it… you can find some really cool and unique items!
Fort Worth for Women (FOWO) is a network of female retailers who mentor each other through the ups and downs of owning a small business. The group also promotes the principles of shopping locally and keeping as much of your dollar in the community as possible.
To learn more about FOWO’s mission, go here!
In honor of shopping local, MyDFWMommy is offering agift basket includes the following: (Total Value — $709.85)
A $250 gift certificate to Karyn Kelbaugh Photography, good for a free custom session. Customers who mention “My DFW Mommy” can get a free mobile album app valued at $99 with images from their session. (www.karynkelbaugh.com)
A pair of sterling silver cuff links featuring the Texas State Seal ($350 value), from Lisa McConnell Jewelry Designs. Anyone who mention “My DFW Mommy” can save 20% off on repairs. (www.lisamcconnell.com)
A Corckcicle ($24.95 value) from Scentimentals. Oprah named this one of her “Favorite Things” for 2012! The Corkcicle keeps your wine chilled to the perfect temperature, and creates a beautiful presentation. Customers who mention “My DFW Mommy” can save 10% on their purchase. (www.scentimentalsllc.com)
Wool coasters ($34.95 value) and an acrylic cuff ($49.95 value) from Inside Out Designs. The ingenious coasters absorb drips from your drinking glass, and the cuff is a timeless piece of jewelry that will look smashing with anything casual or dressy. Both items can be personalized with monogramming. (www.insideoutdesigns.com)
To enter the giveaway, tell us about your favorite place to shop local or why you believe in shopping local! A winner will be chosen on January 9th! Good luck and take advantage of the great discounts being offered!