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Our View Cities continually ask residents to shop locally, retaining sales-tax revenues for parks, libraries, public safety and other services. That's why Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton's new local-first purchasing policy is a no-brainer.
Have you been hearing the news about Occupy making another run at it this spring?...Make a conscious effort to occupy locally owned businesses every chance you get. Sit down and make a list of all of the locally owned businesses you know. Remember
When you drop a pebble in a pond, it creates a series of ripples that span out over the water to move surface plants around and disrupt the animals that may be on the water. In a community, money that is invested within creates a ripple effect that
A mob descended upon the Pickled Planet early Saturday afternoon but they didn't leave the owners in a pickle. The satisfied customers to the small firm which produces lacto-fermented products were part of a "Cash Mob," a national movement that set
The Republic azcentral.com For years, Phoenix has been asking its residents to shop locally so tax revenue from their purchases would go directly into city coffers. The idea: Keep sales-tax dollars in the community to support local jobs and boost the
An international movement to support local businesses with a spurt of sales called a "Cash Mob" started in Cleveland last fall and is spreading. Cash Mobs are different than "flash mobs," which sparked a phenomenon with people meeting at a public
Move over, flash mobs. "Cash mobs" have arrived in Minnesota -- folks who flock en masse to a designated small business, spend some cash and spread good will. A national phenomenon born late last year to support local businesses, cash mobs are making
Local businesses could get more of an edge in Santa Cruz when competing for bids with the city, according to a proposed ordinance set to go before the city council Tuesday afternoon. Santa Cruz city council members are expected to discuss the merits
New York City's streets, some business associations argue that small and large businesses can coexist. The City Planning Department's proposal to restrict storefront size along Amsterdam and Columbus avenues on the Upper West Side is currently under
02/24/2012 02:36:11 AM PST Humboldt County draws a lot of traffic, physically and digitally. We have a new crop of students moving in every year to attend HSU and CR, with a lot of them settling in locally after graduation.