r By Shirlene Jordan
As the Springville Chamber of Commerce, we are happy to introduce our own Shop Local campaign. By choosing local and independent business for your services, shopping, dining and other needs, you not only enjoy a more distinctive and personal experience, but you also help:rBuild CommunityrThe casual encounters you enjoy at neighborhood business build relationships with others and create an environment of social networking.rCreate a Healthier EnvironmentrIndependent, community-serving business are people-sized. They typically consume less land, carry more locally made products, locate closer to residents and create less traffic and pollution.rLower TaxesrMore efficient land use and more central locations mean local businesses put less demand on our roads, sewers and safety services. They also generate more tax revenue per sales revenue. The end result is you benefit from lower taxes.rCreate Jobs and OpportunitiesrNot only do independent business employ more people directly per dollar of revenue, but they also are the customers of local printers, wholesalers, farms, etc., expanding opportunities for local residents.rStrengthen Your Local EconomyrWe love our local businesses, and encourage all of you to shop local! We look forward to enhancing our shop local campaign as we introduce more events throughout the year. Join the chamber of commerce and be part of this campaign by calling 801-491-7830.