NOV 2017 – President’s Article by Todd Underwood

Can you believe the holidays are here?  Thought I would encourage you to think about a couple of things before the spending begins.  Where you shop this season will have a major impact on our local economy.
Right here in our city we have a large selection of unique shops and restaurants, and a remarkable array of services.
Research shows that small businesses create more new jobs, put more money back into the local economy, and give nonprofit organizations greater support.
This season, I encourage you to avoid the crazy traffic and frenzied crowds. If you shop online make sure it’s at a local store and Support Redlands’ locally-owned and operated businesses; it’s a win-win for all of us. Don’t forget to Shop Small on Saturday, November 25th.