by Amie Rodgers
I doubt I’ll ever be able to say enough about how important and rewarding it is to shop local. The benefits of shopping local go far beyond saving on gas or shipping. By “keeping your money on the mountain” you are helping not only provide sales tax revenue for your town, but you are helping your local non-profit organizations as they depend on our local business community for support. In a sense, shopping local supports the quality of life we enjoy here. The following local businesses are just a few of many offering great gifts and everything you need to get into the holiday spirit right here in your back yard.