CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — Imagine your neighborhood without any of its small, local businesses.
What would the streets look like without the coffee shops, corner stores, boutiques and more?
All week long, we’ve been sharing the importance of shopping small ahead of the holiday shopping season.
When you give them a second glance, local business owners want you to think about what you can buy locally.
‘Tis the season for shopping and urgent opportunities around every corner. In a time marked by widespread supply chain disruptions and inflation, big time shoppers are asked to shop small.
“The importance of shopping local is that 3 times the amount of money goes back into the community when you shop local,” said Philip Scotti, owner of Philip Michael Fashion For Men and Chairman of the Board for Retail Alliance.
Scotti owns store locations in Chesapeake, Hampton, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach. He says shopping…