As a mother-daughter owned small business, jb and me strives to offer designer fashions to women of all ages. But that's not all we do. jb and me also strives to purchase materials necessary to running it's store locally, and give back to local organizations in order to improve the quality of life around our very own community.
On November 29th, you're invited to Shop Small with us! The nationally coined "Small Business Saturday" is a special day dedicated to supporting local businesses in your area. jb and me will be offering a special discount for those who choose to Shop Small with us!
Our marketing and store materials are supplied by a company in Fennville, computer and internet systems are serviced through a company right downtown Holland, some of the amazing vintage items you see in our stores are found at local vintage shows/flea markets by a good friend and blogger, Binks and the Bad Housewife, and the coffee to keep us going is always purchased within walking distance from either store.
Besides seeking out local businesses to help us give you the best service possible, we also love to support local organizations that raise awareness for causes close to our heart. Among others, we support Women At Risk, the Center for Women in Transition, Kids' Food Basket, and Project Ponytails!
According to Holland's Local First, "A 2008 study of Kent County commissioned by Local First—determined that just a 10% shift in consumer spending toward locally owned businesses would create:
• $140 million in new economic activity
• 1,600 new jobs
• $50 million in new wages
According to the research firm Civic Economics, when West Michigan consumers choose a locally owned business over a non-local alternative, 73% more money stays in the community."
(View the full article HERE).
We wouldn't be able to provide the products that we do without YOU! You are the reason that we exist. And for all that you do, we strive to give back as much as possible so that you see the benefits. We hope that you join us Saturday, November 29th in helping to keep both the Holland and Grand Rapids areas the unique, thriving communities that they are!