December 6, 2016

Shop Angel Fire First

As we head into the hustle and bustle of Christmas fast approaching, we at the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce want to encourage you to Shop Local! When we support our local businesses, we support ourselves. Shopping locally owned businesses generates a premium in enhanced economic impact to the village and to our tax base. Plus I agree with the statement made by Richard Moe, President of the National Historic Preservation Trust when he said, “Where we shop, where we eat and have fun — all of it makes our community home. Our one-of-a-kind businesses are an integral part of the distinctive character of this place. Our tourism businesses also benefit. “When people go on vacation they generally seek out destinations that offer them the sense of being someplace, not just anyplace.”

It is a fact that independently owned local businesses are the largest employer in our village, they provide the most jobs to our residents, and they are the livelihood of our existence. I include many places in the entire Enchanted Circle as ‘local’, as we have many loyal Chamber members in Eagle Nest, Red River, Taos, Cimarron, and on the way to Mora. May we suggest you visit www.angelfirechamber.org for the complete list of members you could patronize.

This season and throughout the new year, shop local first. Support our non-profit organizations and invest in our community. Think Local, Buy Local, Be Local.

Jo Mixon
Executive Director
Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce

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