Reasons to Buy on Seminary Street
keeps dollars in our economy.
For every $100 you spend on Seminary Street,
from $45 to $68 will stay in
For every $100 spent at a chain store only $14 comes back.
honors our heritage.
Seminary Street is a unique commercial district.
It preserves the historic
heart of Galesburg.
creates local jobs.
We are locally owned and employ people from our community.
helps the environment.
Buying from Seminary Street conserves energy and resources in the form of
fuel for transportation and less packaging.
nurtures our community.
We know each other. Studies show that local businesses donate to community
causes at more than twice the rate of chains.
conserves tax dollars.
Spending locally ensures that your sales taxes are reinvested in your
That means more city funds available for infrastructure
maintenance and beautification.
creates more choice.
We offer an alternative to the generic big box stores and chain restaurants.
uses local expertise and provides personal service.
We know you. You are our friends and neighbors, and we have a vested
in serving you. We buy for our market, and provide you with the
best in personal
service in our shops and restaurants.
invests in entrepreneurship.
Creativity and entrepreneurship are what the American economy
upon. Nurturing local business ensures a strong community.
has been an incubator for dozens of shops and restaurants.
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.