AAA Business Supplies & Interiors is a company dedicated to serving our local business communities with products, services, and information. We believe that local businesses are the backbone of our communities and this is why we all should be buying local to help each other. To that end, we strive to provide not only the newest products and the very best in personalized customer service. We also want to help educate our customers in such important areas as:
- Workplace wellness
- Going ‘green’
- And the benefits of buying locally
Why Buy Local? Our Choices Matter
Keep Value in the Local Economy
Buying local is about more than how we spend our dollars, It’s also about supporting what we value in our community, like:
- Fair pay
- Supports local family’s
- Investment in the future of our Neighborhoods
- Strong local economies
- Cuts down on fossil fuels
Build Local Community Resilience
Buying local supports a diversity of innovative and interdependent businesses that make it possible for communities to both survive and thrive in good times and bad.
Strengthen Community Ties
Purchasing products made by our neighbors builds relationships that strengthen the economy while creating opportunities for greater civic engagement.
Create the System We Want
When we buy local, we exercise our power to change the system to one that is more transparent and better supports our workers, environment, and the entire community.
Celebrate Our Character and Heritage
Buying local ensures that our local businesses remain vibrant and productive. Allowing them to contribute to preserving our scenic landscape and unique culture.
The Ripple Effect When You Shop Local:
Why Care about Independent, Locally Owned Businesses?
Locally owned businesses play a central role in healthy communities and are among the best engines that cities and towns have for advancing economic opportunity and building resilient places. Moreover, small business ownership has been a pathway to the middle class for generations of Americans and continues to be a crucial tool for expanding prosperity and community self-determination. READ MORE HERE
How Buying Local Works for you!
1. More of your money will be kept in your local economy
For every $100 dollars you spend at locally owned businesses, $68 dollars will stay in the community. What really happens when you spend that same $100 dollars at a national chain store? Only $43 dollars stays in the community.
2. You embrace what makes your community unique
We don’t want our homes to look like every other house in our neighborhood. Likewise, we don’t want our community to look the same cookie cutter way. Diversity in our communities is what makes us great and keeps us unique.
3. By buying Local You create local jobs
Local businesses are better at creating higher paying jobs for your neighbors. When you shop locally, you help create jobs for:
- Police officers
- And many other essential professions
4. You help the environment
Buying from a locally owned business conserves energy and resources in the form of less fuel for transportation and less packaging.
5. You nurture community
Local business owners know you, and you know them from your area. Studies have shown that local businesses donate to community causes at more than twice the rate of chain stores.
6. You conserve your tax dollars
Shopping in a local business district means less infrastructure, less maintenance, and more money available to beautify your community. Also, buying local instead of online ensures that your sales taxes are reinvested where they belong. In your community!
7. When buying local, You create more choice
Locally owned businesses pick the items and products they sell based on what they know you like and want. Local businesses carry a wider array of unique products, because they buy for their own individual markets.
8. You took advantage of their expertise
You are their friends and neighbors, and locally owned businesses have a vested interest in knowing how to serve you. They’re passionate about what they do and why not take advantage of it?
9. You invested in entrepreneurship
Creativity and entrepreneurship are what the American economy is founded upon. Nurturing local business ensures a strong community.
10. You made your community a destination
The more interesting and unique your community, the more we will attract new neighbors, visitors and guests, and this benefits everyone!
Key Studies: Why Independent Matters
In recent decades, policy across the country has privileged the biggest corporations. Yet a growing body of research is proving something that many people already know: small-scale, locally owned businesses create communities that are more prosperous, entrepreneurial, connected, and generally better off across a wide range of metrics. READ MORE HERE
In The Washington Post: Small Pharmacies Beat Big Chains at Delivering Vaccines. Don’t Look So Shocked
Americans tend to think large companies are inherently more efficient. They aren’t.
In the Washington Post, Stacy Mitchell explains why we shouldn’t be surprised that West Virginia and North Dakota’s independent pharmacies are beating the chains in vaccine distribution. READ MORE HERE