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Shop locally: it matters

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Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2012 10:30 am

Dear Editor:

I agree with “Support Small Business Saturday” (Editorial, Nov. 22). Why not continue participating beyond thethirdannual national Small Business Saturday, last Saturday, Nov. 24? Do the same as often as you can during the other 364 days a year.In these difficult economic times, it is especially important to patronize your neighborhood businesses. There are so many great options to choose from.

Remember, these people are our neighbors. They work long hours, pay taxes and provide local employment. If we don’t patronize our local community stores and restaurants to shop and eat, they don’t eat either.

Next Thanksgiving, skip the national chain stores’ annual Black Friday madness, which now starts earlyThursday night. Stay home and enjoy your Thanksgiving meal with friends and family. Get a good night’s sleep and instead come out and support small business by shopping locally.

Please join me and your neighbors in continuing to support the Queens Chronicle. Patronize their advertisers; they provide the revenues necessary to keep them in business. Let them know you saw their ad. This helps keep our neighbors employed and the local economy growing.

Larry Penner
Great Neck, LI

Editor’s note: No, we did not put Mr. Penner up to that last paragraph, but yep, we sure do agree. Thanks, Larry!

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