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The 3/50 project: Saving the Brick & Mortars our Nation is Built On

350 project logo - click for detailsWe want to make you aware of a groundswell movement that is called the 3/50 Project. The idea germinated from a blog post, which discussed supporting local businesses to strengthen the local community.  

It's a simple idea: frequent three local independently owned brick-and-mortar businesses that you want to see remain in the community, vibrant and healthy. You can help when you spend $50 per month, collectively, at these 3 businesses. How? By shopping at your favorite stores and businesses you are funneling revenue back into these local business and back into the community via taxes and salaries by as much as 69%!

If we all want to protect our local businesses and keep them prospering into the future, the onus is on all of us as consumers and business people to do our part and support our small independent retail businesses— not just gift retailers, but the dry cleaner, the restaurant, the bakery, the green grocer, etc. If we support them, they in turn will support our efforts. It should be a win-win situation.

For more information on this project, or to register your business, visit this website: http://www.the350project.net/

Louise Dawson
on behalf of the the Naturalists at J.J. Cardinal’s
12830 S. Saginaw, Grand Blanc, MI

"Happiness is wanting what you have."  

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