Mike McNeily: Local retailers are set to cater to your needs
As the holidays approach, we are reminded of so many things. We are reminded to be thankful and appreciative of what we have and for our families and friends.
For many of us, particularly in the business community, we are thankful to our neighbors and friends who patronize our local businesses all year long. We are happy for all of your support! So, just some friendly reminders from the Brookfield Chamber of Commerce.
As you are looking to decorate your homes this year, stop in your favorite florist, say hello and they will be sure to create the perfect centerpiece or arrangement for you.
As you look for the perfect gift, find your local retailers that offer unique gifts for that special someone. Anyone can go to a big box retailer, but you won’t find the service or the specialty gifts that you can find right in your neighborhood.
Go out to eat at one of your local restaurants. There are so many local restaurants that are absolutely spectacular — you can’t go wrong! Go back to your favorite one to say hello or try out something new.
I really suggest you take a look at all of the retailers and service providers who take part in the
Brookfield Chamber of Commerce or your local business association. These are great businesses that cater specifically to you.
They take part in the community and help build stronger towns. They are your neighbors, friends and in some cases family.
I urge you to take a look at a local business the next time you are looking for a gift, insurance, a bank or a meal. You can find whatever you need locally.
When you shop at locally owned businesses, more of your dollars stay local. It helps keep your town competitive. When local businesses thrive, they invest, create jobs and give back right here in the community. The profits don’t go to a big national company and to their shareholders.
On Dec. 1, help celebrate the holidays with the Brookfield Chamber of Commerce and the village of Brookfield. For more information, please visit www.brookfieldchamber.net.
Mike McNeily is the president of the Brookfield Chamber of Commerce
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