It Starts Here….Buy Locally !December 04, 2009
The Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce is holding a Press Conference in front of the Nassau County Executive Office Building, 1550 Franklin Ave. in Mineola on Tuesday, December 8th @ 11:00AM.
This Press Conference is being held as part of NCCC’s “It Starts Here….Buy Locally” campaign to promote shopping locally and keeping money right here in Nassau County. Lost sales tax revenue from E Commerce and profits from out of state conglomerates all translate down to less money here in Nassau County. Local profits stay local and help pay for the services and life styles we are all accustomed to and do not want to see disappear.
We are encouraging strong participation from all the Nassau County Chambers of Commerce. In addition we invite all elected officials from Nassau County to join this cause. This includes the Nassau County Executive and all County Legislators, the Town Supervisors from Hempstead, North Hempstead, and Oyster Bay and all associated council people from those towns. We invite Mayors from Long Beach and Glen Cove and any and all officials from the 64 Incorporated Villages in Nassau County. We also encourage all community organizations to support this important initiative. This is a grass roots effort to promote working together and helping ourselves overcome this economic climate. From A thru Z we must start helping ourselves by keeping and spending our money at locally owned; appliance, bike, construction, drug, exterminating, flooring, garden, hardware, Internet, jewelry, kitchen, lumber, manufacturing, newspaper, optical, printing, quilting, religious, shoe, television, upholstery, vitamin, wedding, Xmas, yarn and zazzy businesses located in Nassau County.
Currently “It Starts Here…Shop Locally” spots are on 3 radio stations and Channel 12 News will be airing 15 second promos starting next week. I have attached a letter from the NCCC with all the information for Tuesday’s Press Conference and a copy of the It Starts Here…Buy Locally posters. You will start seeing them across Nassau County. I can send a Jpeg separately should you want to print, distribute and join businesses across Nassau County who are taking action. Thanks for reading this & Hope to see you Tuesday!