The Claremont Chamber of Commerce, the city, and local merchants are working together to make shopping in town beneficial for residents and businesses.
The city and the chamber have created a Holiday Coupon Book that includes discounts to local shops. The guide is available at Village Venture, in the Claremont Courier, and at city facilities and local businesses. The book also is available on the city and chamber’s websites.
Shopping in town gives the local economy a boost and ensures that Claremont gets a portion of the sales tax to help fund services and programs, according to the chamber officials.
“For every $100 spent at independently owned stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll, and other expenditures,” according to the chamber’s website.
A shop local campaign the chamber and local merchants launched to raise awareness of the positives of spending money in town asked “What would happen if we spent just $50 per month at local merchants?”
The campaign states that:
- If just half of the employed U.S. population spent $50.00 each month in independently owned businesses
- Collectively, this would have a huge positive impact on our local economy.
- Their purchases would generate more than $42 billion in revenue.