“Shopping with someone I know makes such a connection for me. Moving back to Grand Rapids 5 years ago from Toronto I realized the gift of community. One of our richest assets remains our local retailers. Shopping with Amy Ruis and her team at Art of the Table adds to my “welcome home” feeling for West Michigan. I get that warmth from many local stores like Aperitivo, Wealthy at Charles, HyperOptik, Eastown Antiques, Spirit Dreams, Spoonlickers, Mary Ann’s Chocolates, GRAM’s gift shop, Goodwill’s Blue boutiques, and so many more. Put a smile on your face by putting dollars in the wallets of local retailers.
“Working for Gilda’s LaughFest I understand the power of a smile and shopping locally keeps all of us happier.”
David was photographed at Art of the Table.
More money stays in West Michigan when consumers choose locally owned and independent businesses.1,600
Shift $1 in $10 towards local businesses and help create 1,600 jobs in Kent county alone.$1
Shift $1 in $10 towards local businesses and you could help create $140 Million in new economic impact350%
On average, local businesses donate 350% more than national & global businesses