July 2, 2014 at 8:59 AM
BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - July is Independent Retailer Month. Throughout a range of in-store, online and community events and promotions, Independent Retailer Month encourages consumers to shop at independent retailers; highlighting their positive social and economic impact – local, nationally and globally.
Independent retailers are the backbone of many communities, the mom and pop shops adding diversity along the main streets.
Reasons to Celebrate Independent Retailers
A dollar spent at an independent retailer is usually spent six to 15 times before it leaves the community. From $1, you create $5 to $14 in value within that community. Shopping with an independent retailer supports local traders, their suppliers and the people they depend on to run their businesses. Buying from an independent retailer boosts the local economy, rebuilding confidence in the community, enabling local businesses to prosper and grow.
When you spend $1 at a national chain store, 80 percent of the money leaves town immediately according to IndependentRetailerMonth.com. When you shop with your local independent retailers you are doing your bit to keep your community ‘open for business’.
TAP into Berkeley Heights is the only locally owned and operated newspaper for our township. We are able to provide you with original, objective and always, FREE, local reporting of Berkeley Heights news and events thanks to our advertisers.
We encourage you to patronize our advertisers and thank them for advertising with TAP:
Allstate, (908) 464-4500
Basking Ridge Country Club, (908) 766-8200, Delicious Heights Outpost Restaurant
Berkeley Hardware and Paint, (908) 464-2900
Coldwell Banker, Lori Dahl, (908) 528-2658
Cove Carpet One Floor & Home, (908) 273-0220
Classic Construction Service, (908) 273-5252
Creative Wall Coverings & Interiors, (908) 665-7997
D’Amico Landscaping & Construction, (908) 522-3283
DeFabio Chiropractic, (908) 771-0220
Door Boy, (908) 336-1567
Edison Heating & Cooling, (908) 753-1777
Kayla’s Creative Art Studio (908)516-2670
Kreder Electric Inc.. (908)464-8980
New Providence Chiropractic, (908)-665-1818
Peak Medical, (908)665-0770
Pearly Whites Pediatric Dentistry and Family Orthodontics, (908)464-6789
Pete's Place Family Restaurant, (908)771-9300
Re/Max Integrity Advantage, MaryAnn Walsh (908)229-2119
Smith Chiropractic, (908)464-8899
Suburban Optik, (908)464-3322
Summit Area YMCA, (908)273-3330
Summit Psychological Services, P.A., (908)273-5558
TLC Computer Services, (877)926-8852
Weltman Home Services, (888)814-7432