a message from The Lansing Journal and the Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce
In addition to personal service and unique merchandise, shopping local offers other benefits. Paying local sales taxes at those local shops helps our community by generating revenue that can be directed toward road repairs, garbage pick-up, infrastructure enhancements, and a variety of services provided by our police, fire, Public Works, and other departments.
But perhaps more important is the community-building that happens between Lansing residents and Lansing business owners when sales transactions become personal interactions. Shopping local is how relationships develop, and that’s what community is all about.
Shoppers: Will you visit at least one Lansing business on Saturday and spend a little money there? Bring your out-of-town guests with you!
Businesses: Will you join the Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce? Doing so not only gives you access to their resources and services, it also adds vibrancy to the network of businesses who are building community here in Lansing.
Click the ad below to visit the Chamber of Lansing website and download a membership application: