"Driving the Passion to Go Local"
"Follow your Passion"
passion, Passion, PASSION!
I have found a passion since living rural in my adult life. I now feel a passion for our businesses, our communities, and youth. I want to have passion for what I believe. For me it's supporting local.
I do the best I can. Can I do better?
I hear it all over the place now--radio ads, my own Ads, TV Ads and plastered online. It is like a trend or a fad perhaps, and it is definitely everywhere you turn.
Adding my own two cents, for the business owner downtown or in rural America it has to be more than a catch phrase. It has to be a reality. You can be hanging by a thread or swinging from a rope. You can also be basking in the sunlight. A business does not get too many chances to 'make it'. Nor do our communities...
In a conversation recently, with a gentleman vendor in his 70's (not that age matters), he replied to a comment I made in visiting, "all the purchasing we do online; we have to bring taxes back to our state. We need to do more shopping at home too". His reply to me (thinking he'd agree) was "We are dying (rural towns), who cares?"
Strong local businesses,big and small = continued growth, attraction to families, and professionals and making our communities a great place to live.
It is my passion. It is why I began Travel Backroads. It is why I pursue sharing local businesses with others on my directory and mapping the customers' way, through their doors.
Do you share a similar passion? I'd love to read your comments if you would care to share!
Just a personal sidenote: I'm heading west next week to the Black Hills! I'd love to visit about a video and an annual listing, if you're available! Just drop me a line! Let's make it happen!
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