Letter: Support great businesses, local charities

“Support Your Local Business” is a theme we’re all heard one time or another. I am not a huge fan of “supporting local business,” because I believe a business is a profit-making enterprise, and they should earn business based on how well they provide goods and services. Charities should be supported.

But I am a huge fan of finding and patronizing great businesses. I like small businesses that help me feel good about parting with my hard-earned money. I like anticipating going there because it gives me satisfaction. It happens when they have good stuff at good prices, when I feel cared for and possibly recognized as a fellow human being whose purchase is appreciated. That’s when something magical happens: I tell everyone I know about what a nice experience it is to shop there or dine there or get my teeth cleaned there or get my eyeglasses there.

So find some yourself, patronize them, and tell everyone about why you like them. We’ll be making our community stronger and keeping it friendly. Then we’ll all feel good.

Oh, and support your local charity.

Anne Pounds
Chadds Ford Township

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