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When you shop local, you’re making a personal investment in your neighborhood and community.  In fact, for every $100 spent, roughly $68 to $73 of it returns to local activity.

Money is kept in the community because locally-owned businesses often purchase from other local businesses, service providers, and farms. Purchasing local helps grow other businesses as well as our region’s tax base.

Whether you realize it or not, when you shop local you are individually stimulating the local economy with your support and in turn, helping shape your community’s unique character and personality.

#1. Receive the personal touch

Because the employees are likely personally invested in the products or services they are selling, they are more likely to go the extra mile for their customers when it comes to providing product/service descriptions, uses, backstories, and customer service.

#2. Creates more jobs

Small local businesses are the largest employers nationally. In fact, since the 1970s, more than 65% of new jobs have come from the rise in small business. Not only do small businesses employ more people directly per dollar of revenue, they’re also the customers of local businesses themselves.

#3. Shorter lines

Shorter, and more infrequent, lines mean less stress and hassle when it comes to getting what you need from the business.

#4. Reduces environmental impact

Transportation is a big reason why. Because local businesses make more local purchases, less transportation is required. In turn, you’re contributing less to pollution, traffic congestion, habitat loss and resource depletion.  

#5. Non-profits receive more support

Local business owners provide significant support for non-profits. In fact, non-profits receive as much as 350% more money from local shops than non-locally owned businesses.

#6. Puts taxes to good use

In addition to generating more tax revenue per sales dollar, taxes paid by small, local businesses are widely used to support schools, parks, roads, and other local programs that benefit your friends, family, and community.

#7. Unique & exclusive

Two words…small batch.

Often times the production of small-batch products involves the use of techniques, processes, and/or ingredients that might not be seen as “cost-efficient” in mass production. When you shop at local businesses, you’re likely getting something that’s unique and exclusive.


After Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday comes Giving Tuesday. Our Chamber of Commerce is host to several amazing Non-Profit organizations. Including but not limited to: 

Brigantine Baseball & Softball Association

Marine Mammal Stranding Center

VFW Memorial Post 6964

Brigantine Polar Bears

Click each to be linked to their sites or a donation page. 


Together, we can make a difference for the businesses in our area. Whether you are a new or existing business,
the Chamber can assist you in expanding your reach and growth. 

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Brigantine, NJ 08203


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