LETTER: In these tough times, shop locally

Hello neighbors.

I feel that in these tough times for our local businesses, now more than ever it is time for us to “SHOP LOCAL.” How many times have you driven down our streets and seen empty or boarded up storefronts?

All to often we run to the big box stores to save a couple of dollars. We could have just as easily bought the same items at our neighborhood small business and helped them to keep the doors open and our business community vibrant.

Small businesses are what keep communities strong. I urge everyone to go to the 3/50 web site to get the full story on this movement to save small businesses.

Thank You for Shopping Local…

Wayne Corey
Des Moines

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