Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Jackson Local First Website

It's finally up! The website for Jackson Local First has gone live!

Yes, there are still a few more things we need to do, like add some pictures (send me any pictures you have of people shopping local and we'll get them added) and update a few pages.

But, most importantly, it's there and you can see it. And you can get a sense of what Jackson Local First is all about and why I would want to be involved.

Hey, I'm a lifelong Jacksonian. I love this town, despite its faults. And for every fault you name I can come up with something fantastic about Jackson. How many cities our size have a symphony? How many have a museum like Ella Sharp? Or a park system like ours?

Now, we just need to get the word out how shopping local strengthens our economy and helps us support such great institutions.

It's important to know this election year that we don't need to wait on Washington DC or Lansing to help our economy. We can do it ourselves when we support the family owned businesses in our own hometown.

And if you're not from Jackson, that's okay. Support the local businesses wherever you live and wherever you visit. They give more back to their communities than they take. And they make each community stronger and more fun to visit.

Check it out - http://www.jxnlocalfirst.com/

Phil

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