This spring the Suttons Bay Chamber of Commerce and Suttons Bay Schools are combining forces to create a new event, SUTTONS BAY SATURDAY. On April 30th eighteen area businesses will donate 10% of their proceeds back to the department of your choice at Suttons Bay Schools. This is a great opportunity for local residents to get out and see the new spring merchandise that fills the stores, enjoy a nice meal at a local establishment while supporting your local businesses and local schools at the same time. In this era of budget cuts the schools need us more than ever, and a strong school is vital to the long term health of our community.
Shopping local is fun, but there is more to it than that. There is a tremendous multiplier effect in choosing to shop local. Each dollar spent with a local business returns 3x more money to our local economy than that spent at a chain store.
Photo credit: The Red Ladder by Bean in Sylvan Lake