Green Chamber of Commerce President Lori Howerton is our next feature for the celebrating one year series.
As the head of the chamber, Howerton has a wealth of knowledge about the city’s business community. She made some great points about why it is so important to be a patron at locally owned businesses.
Take a look at what else she has to say:
Q) Why is it important to shop local in a community like Green?
A) Our shop local movement is called Keep Your Green($) in Green. Chamber members chose to join this movement. The Chamber has come up with a list of 10 reasons to shop local, which are:
45¢ of every dollar spent at a local business stays in the City of Green!
Local businesses positively impact property values and taxes.
Local businesses thrive through friendly and responsive customer relationships.
Local businesses strongly support our charitable organizations.
Local businesses make local decisions that keep our city vibrant and unique.
Local businesses add diversity to our shopping options.
Local businesses define Green by promoting it positively through their investment in the area.
Local businesses employ people you know, like and trust.
Local businesses' successes benefit everyone in the Green community.
Get the big picture – It just makes good sense and good cents!
See document with top 10 reasons to shop local and mission of the Keep your Green in Green movement.
Q) What’s the best-kept secret in Green?
A) MAPS Air Museum – This amazing museum captivates the young to the old and everyone in between. With over 30 restored airplanes, a hall of heroes, and tour guides who all have personal stories, visitors are awestruck from the minute they walk in the door. It’s a wonderful place run by fabulous people who have given much for the country’s greater good. If you have never been there, plan a trip today!