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It's 419 in the 419!

Posted by Amy Siders on April 18, 2022 0 Comments

It’s 419 in the 419

(That’s 4/19 in the 419 for the uninitiated…)

19 reasons you should choose to shop locally.

Specifically, at Waterhouse (not just on 4/19, but every day.)

Here are 19 reasons to keep your cash close to home:

  1. Keep Money Local—Sales taxes fund our communities and provide vital services such as police and fire protection, street repairs and trash collection. Local businesses are more likely to shop with other local businesses, keeping money moving in our local economy even longer.
  2. Local Investment—Local businesses are less susceptible to national downturns and more likely to work harder to stay open. Local ownership means that important decisions are made by people who live in our community and feel the impact of those decisions. The Waterhouse team all lives here, works here, and plays here.
  3. It reduces your carbon footprint--One of the key reasons it’s worth shopping locally is that it reduces your environmental impact. Locally owned businesses make more local purchases, requiring less transportation. Waterhouse is right in the middle of Downtown Perrysburg, meaning there’s less sprawl, congestion and habitat loss.
  4. Support for Nonprofits—Local businesses support good work in our community. Studies show that nonprofits receive 250 percent more support from small businesses than large ones. Waterhouse supports everything from Water.org to the Perrysburg Highschool Theater program.
  5. Discover Interesting Things and People—One-of-a-kind shops and restaurants are part of what makes our city a wonderful place to live. On what other block can you get a locally blended juice (Local Roots https://www.localrootsjuiceco.com/), a custom-blended scent (Wellaroma https://www.wellaroma.com/), a life-changing facial (Healing Esthetics by Deb https://www.facebook.com/HealingTouchEstheticsLLC/), to-die-for chicken chunks (Swig https://swigrestaurant.com/) and a custom-color clawfoot tub (Waterhouse https://www.waterhousebks.com/).
  6. Personal Connection—Getting to know the store owners is a great reason to shop local. It’s our business, we are the decision-makers, and we build a personal relationship with our customers.
  7. Product Knowledge—Local business owners are well informed about their products and know what they are selling. Because we know our customers, we can easily adjust our inventories to include the goods and services the 419 wants to buy.
  8. Diverse Products—Local stores carry inventory you might not find at national chain stores. Local business owners choose products based on what our customers want and often carry unique items.

9.  Cost Effective—Sometimes prices at local businesses are better because we don’t have the overhead that larger stores may have, and we may be more willing to negotiate to meet your price needs.

10. Better Experience—Local shopping can translate to more convenient retail experiences.

11. Less “Leakage”—Local businesses tend to buy and sell with other local businesses. With national or multi-national firms, a percentage of that profit ‘leaks’ out of the community, the state or even the nation.

12. Increased Expertise—Shopping at a local store means you can get an expert opinion about the products that you are purchasing. Local shop owners must be experts in their field to compete. Use them—ask them questions and get advice about products. Maumee Supply and Waterhouse have been here for almost 70 years. Ask us anything. If we don’t have the answer right away, you can rest assured that we’ll find it!

13. Create Community—We are a society in constant motion, so people don’t always have a connection with the communities where they live. Ask the locals where they shop. We bet that they'll say "Waterhouse."

14. Better Service—Local business owners do what we do because we are passionate about our products, and we take more time to get to know our customers. We always go the extra mile to help you and to ensure you are a satisfied customer.

15. Support Future Growth--Shopping locally is the best way to show pride in your city and help protect the businesses that make our city unique. By supporting local businesses, you are in turn helping your local economy by creating more jobs. Even a small business needs enough hands to help it sell its products and services, which is why the more we support them, the more jobs will be created and the better off the 419 will be.

16. Maren – Born and raised in the 419, Maren is our resident expert on everything from tile to cute cat videos on YouTube. The most unassuming salesperson you will ever meet, she is low key, low pressure and low maintenance.

17. Jessica – A BGSU graduate, Jessica is our fashionista, our artist, our cool kid. Coming up on 12 months with Waterhouse, Jess can help you with everything AND the kitchen sink.

18. Julie – A 17-year veteran of Waterhouse, Julie helps her clients from the dreaming phase to project completion with ease. She lives in the 419, works out in the 419, and plays in the 419.

19. Amy – The leader of this band, Amy was born and raised in the 419, moved away from the 419 for a really long time and made her way back. She’ll talk to you about anything. Seriously – anything. Come in and test our theory.

 

 

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