Central Florida is Home
We pride ourselves strongly on our shared motto “print local promote local.” Central Florida is our home and we are committed to making a positive contribution to our community and supporting local businesses.
As a Central Florida business, we are committed to making a positive contribution to our community and are actively involved in supporting local business and encouraging community growth. We’re proud members of the Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce.
TOP 10 REASONS TO SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS
Keep Money in Our Neighborhood
For every $100 spent in locally owned independent stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll, and other expenditures. These dollars continue to flow through our community. If you spend that in a national chain, only $43 stays here. Spend it online and nothing comes home. (Source – The 3/50 Project)
Locally Owned Businesses Support Community Groups
Non-profit organizations receive an average of 350% more support from local business owners than they do from non-locally owned businesses.
Create Jobs in Our Community
Small local businesses are the largest employer nationally and owned businesses are far less likely to pull up stakes and move operations to another city or country, taking their jobs with them.
Get Better Service
In a local business, you know the person behind the counter, and they know you. They have a deep understanding of the products they are selling, and they take time to serve their customers.
Community Well Being
Locally owned businesses build strong neighborhoods by sustaining communities, linking neighbors, and contributing to more local causes.
Keep Our Community Unique
Where we shop, eat, and go for entertainment helps make our community home. Our one-of-a-kind businesses are an integral part of the distinctive character of our community.
Investment in the Community
Local business owners are people who live here, work here, and are invested in the community with their time and energy as well as their dollars.
Enjoy Selections Geared to Local Taste and Needs
Local businesses have a wider array of uniquely focused products because they buy and sell based on what they know local customers want and need, creating more relevant choices.
Local Decision Making
Local ownership means that important decisions are made locally by people who live in our community and who will feel the impacts of those decisions.
Creativity and entrepreneurship are what fuels America’s economic innovation and prosperity. The success of locally owned, independent businesses provides real-life examples to our young people, proving that they can stay in our area and prosper through their own hard work and ingenuity.
Central Florida Current Events
- Central Florida congresswoman Val Demings is a central figure in Trump impeachment inquiryby Solomon Gustavo on November 13, 2019 at 11:15 pm
In these trying times for Donald Trump, staring down an impeachment inquiry into his alleged inappropriate dealings with foreign powers, Florida has been a safe haven.…
- Orlando state Rep. Anna Eskamani seeks to repeal Florida's anti-abortion lawsby Solomon Gustavo on November 13, 2019 at 9:10 pm
Though abortion is a right protected by the U.S. Supreme Court, Florida state lawmakers have tried for years to make getting one as difficult as possible. The state capitol has been filled with legislators over the decades who disagree with a woman's right to choose, but Orlando Democratic state Rep. Anna Eskamani is not one of them. She filed a bill on Tuesday that would roll back […]
- Bob Weir and Wolf Bros announce Orlando concert set for Marchby Ray Roa on November 13, 2019 at 6:04 pm
Bob Weir and Wolf Bros — the Grateful Dead guitarist’s band with bassist Don Was and Ratdog drummer Jay Lane — are coming to Orlando. This morning, the outfit, which has a setlist stocked with Grateful Dead songs, announced a Feb. 29, 2020, concert at the Bob Carr Theater. Ticket go on sale Friday, Nov. 15, at 10 a.m. "For a while now I’ve been […]
- Two men are accused of stealing more than 100 cell phones at Electric Daisy Carnivalby Dave Plotkin on November 13, 2019 at 6:03 pm
Two apparent cell-phone thieves have been caught by police, accused of stealing a total of 138 cell phones at Electric Daisy Carnival. The Orlando Sentinel reported one man, 25-year-old Adeson Yordan Ortega Rodriguez of Hialeah, was arrested Tuesday near Lake Okeechobee when he failed to stop for a stop sign. Inside his car, officers found 104 phones and […]
- Beefy King fire was arson, suspect arrested by Orlando policeby Solomon Gustavo on November 13, 2019 at 5:43 pm
An arsonist allegedly came for the Beefy King. Orlando Fire Department investigators linked up with Orlando police to conclude the Tuesday fire at the cherished Orlando eatery was no accident.…
- Take a ride in the clouds at Orlando Balloon Glow in Blue Jacket Parkby Thaddeus McCollum on November 13, 2019 at 4:45 pm
Get a new perspective on the Orlando skyline at Baldwin Park’s annual hot air balloon festival at Blue Jacket Park.…
- Bombshell's Tavern hosts Wicked Ways Cabaret burlesque variety show this weekby Thaddeus McCollum on November 13, 2019 at 4:42 pm
Bombshell’s Tavern on Edgewater Drive usually flies under the radar, but they’re hosting a burlesque cabaret this week that’s worth paying attention to. Wicked Ways Cabaret is bringing in several burlesque performers, along with a magician, for a night of entertainment along with drink specials, raffles and prizes off the beaten path.…
- Dubstep DJ Kill the Noise stops into Celine Orlando for a ragerby Thaddeus McCollum on November 13, 2019 at 4:37 pm
Dubstep DJ Jacob Stanczak, better known as Kill the Noise, stops in at Celine this week for those who didn’t blow their eardrums out at last week’s Electric Daisy Carnival.…
- Snag some new reading material at the Nook on Robinson's Orlando Book Hoarder Meetupby Thaddeus McCollum on November 13, 2019 at 4:35 pm
Grab a few drinks at the Nook on Thursday night and take home a new-to-you book or two at the Orlando Book Hoarder Meetup.…
- Even more over-the-top photos from Electric Daisy Carnival 2019by James Dechert on November 13, 2019 at 4:33 pm