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Chamber director urges shoppers to buy local

To the editor:

The Greater Easthampton Chamber of Commerce encourages all local residents to “Shop Small” by purchasing holiday gifts and gift certificates from our Greater Easthampton Chamber members on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 24.

Small businesses are the foundation of our economy and support our cities and towns through their tax dollars, employing local residents and providing needed support to many deserving nonprofit organizations.

Customer service from area small businesses is unparalleled and owners make every effort to make your shopping experience the best that they can. It is amazing all that can be found when you shop locally and pricing is competitive, especially when the shopper considers the added benefits of keeping your dollars at home.

Please make every effort to patronize our local businesses not only this Saturday but the entire year. They and their employees work so hard all year long to make greater Easthampton such a wonderful place to work and live.

Eric A. Snyder

Easthampton

Eric A. Snyder is executive directorof the Greater Easthampton Chamber of Commerce.

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