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The latest After Hours Art Walk is happening Thursday evening in downtown Wichita Falls.

Folks are exploring art studios and galleries, restaurants and shops until 9 pm.

Earlier, the first ever Downtown Wichita Falls Small Business Crawl happened downtown.

For about an hour and a half, people toured Ohio Street and saw for themselves all the amazing things happening downtown.

While there, they may have also gotten a better idea of why it's so important to buy local.

Nancy Richmond and Monique Vanbruggen were enjoying their visit over a cup of coffee they bought here locally. 

It's true, though, many folks share Vanbruggen's opinion when it comes to shopping.

"If I find something I like, I buy it and I'm not thinking, oh this is good for the community.  I must admit that." 

Statistics show for every $100 spent at a locally owned business, $73 remains in the community compared to $43 if  $100 is spent at a business not locally owned.

Vanda Cullar/Small Business Development Center:  "It is not only a monetary investment for these small business owners, it's their heart and soul they pour into it.  They don't have, you know they're doing it all.  They're the president, the CEO and probably the custodian, and the manager, the marketer.  They're everything." 

Debbie Bigot believes that local touch is one of their strengths at Annie Jewel & Charlie's.

"I think they could get the same clothes in Dallas, but I think our customer service and our unique eye that we recognize what our customers want and they tell us so we can notice that the moment the clothes come in.  So, I think that's the difference."
           
 When you buy local, you can get expert opinions about what you're purchasing that you can't always get at the bigger chains.

Becky Morath/President, Charlie Thornberry Farmer's Market Association:  "We can tell them how we grew it.  Tips on how to cook it.  What variety it is.  I think people really like talking with the farmer and having that one on one connection with who grew their food."  

Richmond:  "We're going to the farmers market and we're going to shop locally."

With statistics also showing nonprofits receive 250%  more support from small businesses than larger ones, why not keep that money moving in our local economy even longer?
 


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