Holiday shopping and support for local businesses

Local Businesses and Christmas Shopping

The holiday season can easily turn into online shopping sprees and adventures to chain brick-and-mortar stores, but KOAM’s Janna Hautala talked with the owner of Roundabout in Joplin about the benefits of doing business locally.

These benefits aren’t just reaped by shoppers and businesses, but by the community as well.

For the businesses, it’s not just about selling products, it’s about connecting with customers and providing a better experience: these aren’t just shoppers, but neighbors in many cases.

The shopper gets a more personal interaction and the satisfaction of knowing they’re supporting a home-grown business. When money is spent with a locally owned business, the money stays in the community. It’s a truly win win win situation!

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