Business women encourage shopping local
Commerce in Groesbeck is growing daily, and many people don’t know about all the local options available, said Lori Knight, Southern Grace by Joyous Creations owner.
“We have a lot to offer. We just need to get it out there,” Knight said.“Let’s get together, support each other, and make Groesbeck grow.”
Knight ordered t-shirts that say “Shop Small” for several Groesbeck business owners and arranged a photo opportunity to showcase unity, advertise their business and encourage people to shop locally.
Cynthia Farmer, Nadine’s Home Decor owner, said the camaraderie between women business owners is good.
“We all respect each other and refer to each other’s businesses. It’s just a good policy,” Farmer said.
Groesbeck Chamber executive director Jennifer Paul said it is great to have such eager and willing business owners in Groesbeck that want to take an extra step to promote the community.
“As the chamber, we try to assist all businesses and local shops in our community. Local business owners like these women make things easier with how much they give and care about our community as a whole,” Paul said.
Local shopping keeps money in our community, and it’s convenient for people, said Denise Galvan, Bless This Hide and More owner.
People don’t want to go out of town to shop for clothes, accessories or home decor.
“You don’t have to drive to Waco. You don’t have to drive to Dallas because [local businesses] have everything you need. I haven’t shopped anywhere besides [Southern Grace] in the last two and a half years,” Galvan said.
People need to realize it’s cheaper to shop locally than to make a trip to Dallas, and things are more unique in a small boutique Galvan said.
“But, it’s more than just making money,” Knight said, “It’s the relationships you make. Making those relationships, it’s just healthy for the community.”