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Ten Reasons to Buy on Seminary Street
 
 1.
       It keeps dollars in our economy.

           For every $100 you spend on Seminary Street,
           from $45 to $68 will stay in the community. 
           For every $100 spent at a chain store only $14 comes back.

 
 2.
       It honors our heritage.

           Seminary Street is a unique commercial district. 
            It preserves the historic heart of Galesburg.

 
 3.
       It creates local jobs.

           We are locally owned and employ people from our community.

 
 4.
       It helps the environment.

           Buying from Seminary Street conserves energy and resources in the form of less
           fuel for transportation and  less packaging.

 
 5.
       It nurtures our community.

           We know each other.  Studies show that local businesses donate to community
           causes at more than twice  the rate of chains.

 
 6.
       It conserves tax dollars.

           Spending locally ensures that your sales taxes are reinvested in your community. 
           That means more city funds available for infrastructure improvements,
           maintenance and beautification.

 
 7.
       It creates more choice.

           We offer an alternative to the generic big box stores and chain restaurants.

 
 8.
       It uses local expertise and provides personal service.

           We know youYou are our friends and neighbors, and we have a vested interest
           in serving you.  We buy for our market, and provide you with the best in personal
           service in our shops and restaurants.

 
 9.
       It invests in entrepreneurship.

           Creativity and entrepreneurship are what the American economy
           is founded upon. Nurturing local business ensures a strong community. 
           Seminary Street has been an incubator for dozens of shops and restaurants.

 
 10.
   It makes us a destination.

         The more interesting and unique we are as a community, the more we attract
          tourists, shoppers and others who want to visit Galesburg. 
         This benefits everyone.