- Keep dollars in our economy
For every $100 spent at Bainbridge businesses, $68 stays in our community. Bainbridge Island economy loses $25 for each $100 spent elsewhere.
- Embrace what makes us unique
You like your home to look and feel unique. Buy local and support the businesses that make our local community unique!
- Help create local jobs
Local businesses are better at creating higher-paying jobs for our neighbors.
- Help the environment
Buying from a local business conserves energy and resources. When you shop local, you save on fuel, packaging, and transportation.
- Nurture community
Our shop owners are our neighbors! Studies show that local businesses donate to community causes at more than twice the rate of chains.
- Conserve your tax dollars
Spending locally instead of online ensures that your sales taxes are reinvested where they belongóright here in your community.
- Create more choices
Local businesses carry a wider array of unique products, because we buy for our own individual market.
- Take advantage of our expertise
Bainbridge Island shopkeepers have a vested interest in knowing how to serve you. We're passionate about what we do. Take advantage of it!
- Invest in entrepreneurship
Our economy is founded upon creativity and entrepreneurship. Nurturing local business ensures a strong community.
- Make us a destination
The more interesting and unique we are, the more we will attract new neighbors, visitors and guests.