It's All About Local
"Going local does not mean walling off the outside world. It means nurturing locally owned businesses which use local resources sustainably, employ local workers at decent wages and serve primarily local consumers. It means becoming more selfsufficient and less dependent on imports. Control moves from the boardrooms of distant corporations and back into the community where it belongs.” Michael H. Shuman, author of the book Going Local
Shopping local supports job creation, keeps money in the community, increases community investment such as charitable contributions, keeps the community unique, creates more consumer choices, reduces environmental impacts, support economic growth, provides better customer service, saves tax dollars and promotes entrepreneurship. (Michigan State University: Why Buy Local?)
So, let's recap some of the amazing Uptown Waterloo stores we featured in the gift guide. And remember, if you shop at any of these locations between now and December 12th, be sure to mention to gift guide or The Coach House to receive your ballots to enter to win the shop local gift basket!
And just in case you missed it....Here's the recap!!
The Coach House Therapeutic Centre
The CHTC was founded in the Fall of 2015 offering Registered Massage Therapy and Naturopathic Medicine. Since then we have grown to also offer Chiropractic care, Osteopathic Manual Therapy and Physiotherapy including Pelvic Floor.
Jessica Burman is the founder of Cocoon Apothecary, a Kitchener-based natural skin care company. She started it in her kitchen in 2003 with a passion for aromatherapy, skin care, and chemistry. What started out as simple remedies has turned into an international brand with over 40 skin care, bath, and men's products. Everything produced by Cocoon is made small batch with certified organic botanicals and their meticulous formulas are created for long term results. This is the perfect line to introduce someone to green beauty as the textures, absorbency, and scents are similar to conventional luxury brands but the performance surpasses them all.
Take a trip to Charmed today, order your Christmas arrangements for yourself or someone you love, pick up a potted plant and browse her great selection of holiday decor and ornaments.