WebStamp March 6, 2017

Reap the Benefits of Buying Locally

Many initiatives have begun in Calgary to improve the local slumping economic downturn and bring Calgary into the 21st century. WebStamp’s contribution to our great city is to stimulate the local economy by connecting Calgarians and businesses with their communities. Supporting local merchants has many benefits beyond putting money back into the economy.

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Buying locally you support yourself. Several studies have shown that significantly more money stays in the community, thus strengthening the economic base of the community. This, in turn, enhances the economic impact to the community and our tax base. Prosperous businesses tend to retain, and even hire new employees, keeping you and many more people employed.

Dealing with local exclusive businesses keeps our communities unique. This attracts many tourists who are interested in enjoying the distinctive character of the community where we shop, eat and have fun. Businesses also tend to invest back into the community to retain their connection with their neighbours.

You will also get better service and support. You can get better-detailed explanations or demonstrations personally with your local merchants who understand fully what they offer. Warranty, returns, and exchanges are also more easily accomplished when dealing face to face.

Shopping locally also reduces your ecological footprint. Many items bought locally are generally made locally, with local materials. Without all the transportation involved shipping everything from all over can reduce emissions, not to mention the cost savings.

Come on Calgary, let us connect with our local merchants and start a movement to improving our local economy, communities, and lifestyles. The Sesquicentennial is all about empowering Canadians to gain a deeper understanding of Canadian issues and inspire to make a difference in their communities and across the country. Take part in the country’s ambition and help shape Canada’s future.

By connecting and participating with our neighbours, communities and local merchants each one of us can become part of a movement that actually can have an impact on improving our environment and lifestyles. This is what being Canadian is all about, cooperation and diversity with the desire to benefit man.

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Marinus (René) Verschuren
Marinus (René) Verschuren
Founder of WebStamp
René has been involved in the publishing and printing industry since the 1970s. He has published and distributed a successful 24-page weekly news advertiser with a circulation of 4400 copies. Also for the last 20 years, he has been a printer, plotter, scanner and 3D printer technician and installer. Since High School, he also has worked as a janitor, cabinet maker, building construction, landscaper/designer, computer operator producing microfiche, graphic artist, and webmaster, among other professions, qualifying him as a Jack-of-All-Trades.

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