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Buy Local — It Helps

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When we buy local, we know our dollars stay more local.  That supports more jobs, more taxes paid locally, more economic activity stays local instead of going somewhere else.  That’s a good thing.  It makes sense.  It’s what we do when we can.  When we buy local we also develop relationships with the owners and employees of that business.  They are more likely to visit Young’s and tell others about their good experiences here. 

Today’s economic conditions make buying local more important than ever.  We also all know that buying local just to buy local doesn’t get it.  The business you buy from still has to give you value — at the end of the day, you have to get a good deal for your money or you won’t buy there again — local or not.  Every business has the opportunity to succeed and has the opportunity to fail.  If we’re local, we want a chance from our local Customers — we know we don’t have the right to their business — but we hope we get the opportunity to earn their business.

I reviewed what Young’s buys — and who we buy from.  All things being equal, Young’s has always chosen to buy local.  I define local as within 60 miles of Young’s (but I include a few companies farther away – but all in Ohio).  Almost 90% of all purchases Young’s make are from local companies.  This includes goods and services.  Young’s will continue to buy local.  We know that most of our business comes from local Customers — it just makes good economic sense for us to support the business that support us.

Below is a list of local businesses we buy from (in no particular order) — and this list is not all of them — I apologize to any I missed in making my list!  Yes, some of this list includes the local branch of a national or even international business — but they all have local employees and businesses that pay taxes in our community — and I know they all like ice cream and deep fried breaded cheddar cheese curds!

Buy local when you can.  It helps our community.

A-1 Able Pest DoctorsA-C ServiceA&B AshpaltAll-Phase Electric
American Jersey Cattle ClubBagatBaird FarmsBerner Screen Print
Blessing PumpBryce HillCarl's MustardCatanzaro & Sons Produce
CED ElectricChillerClark County GlassColemans Lawn Equipment
Cox OhioCustom TireDavid Burris (KB Burris)Dayton Supply and Tool
Dellile OxygenDo It Best HardwareDooley Septic ProEhman's Garage
Ellenbee-LeggettFarm Credit ServicesGarrigan'sGordon Food Service
Grismer TiresHills SupplyHolmes PrintingHome City Tent
Hoskett Veterinary ServiceI-Supply CompanyInstantwhip Dayton/ColumbusJaneco
JD EquipmentKaiser Fruit FarmKappus (Cleveland)King Feed & Supply
Klosterman's BakeryKoorsen Fire & SecurityKW Burris ConsultingLJB
Mad River TopsoilMader ElectricMayesville HarnessMedical Mutual
Midwest CutleryMike-Sells Potato ChipsMontgomery InsuranceOhio Edison
Overholser ConstructionPar StripingPaycorPeck Food Service (Cleveland)
PendletonsPepsi-Cola BottlingPhares PumpsProsource
RD HolderRE SkillingsReiter DairyRemington Steel
Rieck Mechanical ServicesRumpke WasteSaum Family FarmsSchulers Bakery
Security National BankShout It Out DesignSpradlin Bros WeldingSunbelt Rentals
Superior DentalTech IITriec ElectricSunrise
Walnut Creek FoodsWBZI RadioWhite Glove Cleaning ServiceWindy Acres
Woeber's MustardWYSOYellow Springs News