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
- New Florida law could underground more power lines, but will likely raise power billsby The News Service of Florida on September 24, 2019 at 4:01 am
State regulators next week will take up proposed rules that could help set the stage for an expansion of underground power lines in hurricane-weary Florida. Such an expansion received widespread support from lawmakers during the spring legislative session, but the Florida Public Service Commission is responsible for carrying out details of a new “storm protection” law that supporters […]
- Ocean Sun Brewing on Curry Ford Road to close this Saturdayby Faiyaz Kara on September 24, 2019 at 3:47 am
The sun has set on another local brewery. In a sign that Orlando May have reached market saturation, Ocean Sun Brewing announced that their very last Primrose Porters and Bumby Blonde Ales would be poured Saturday, Sept. 28. Ocean Sun's closing comes on the heels of Red Cypress Brewery's closure in Winter Springs this past May. "It's been an amazing three and a half years," […]
- Rapper CupcakKe announces her retirement from Orlando hotel room, hours before show at the Socialby Dave Plotkin on September 24, 2019 at 2:13 am
CupcakKe, the celebrated 22-year-old rapper who has delighted fans of all ages with her unique brand of over-the-top sexuality, claimed she is retiring from the business – just hours before she was scheduled to perform at the Social in Orlando. The rapper had just played in Columbia, South Carolina, the fifth stop of her 23-city tour, called the $10K Tour because of a promotion to […]
- Orlando's famed Hideaway Bar finally stops smoking inside and on the front porchby Sarah Jennifer Hardin on September 23, 2019 at 11:51 pm
As of last Wednesday, the usual cloud of smoke inside the Hideaway Bar has disappeared for good.
- State Attorney Ayala declines to prosecute two young children arrested at schoolby Dave Plotkin on September 23, 2019 at 8:51 pm
Update, Monday 9 p.m. | CNN and other national news outlets are reporting the school resource officer who arrested the children has been fired by the Orlando Police Department. At a Monday afternoon press conference, State Attorney Aramis Ayala announced she is declining to prosecute two young children, ages 6 and 8, following their arrests last week at an Orlando charter school. The […]
- Florida woman escapes 600-pound camel in Louisiana by biting its testiclesby Colin Wolf on September 23, 2019 at 7:30 pm
After her dog got into a camel's pen at a Louisiana truck stop petting zoo, a Florida woman was forced to bite the testicles of the 600-pound animal after it decided to sit on her. Authorities with the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office told The Advocate that the testicle-biting incident began last Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete, when the woman’s husband was […]
- 178-year-old travel firm Thomas Cook suddenly shuts down, stranding thousandsby Sarah Jennifer Hardin on September 23, 2019 at 6:20 pm
Traveling usually comes with challenges, but several thousand British tourists could never have expected to be stranded abroad because of their travel firm going under. The sudden collapse of Thomas Cook, a 178- year-old British travel firm, put a damper on the travel plans of their customers visiting from overseas. Late Sunday night, the company ceased all "trading," announced […]
- Port Canaveral is named the 'Best Cruise Port' but it's going to take a lot to keep that title in the coming yearsby Ken Storey on September 23, 2019 at 5:22 pm
From a new aquarium, to a new cruise terminal for Carnival, and two updated terminals for Disney, Port Canaveral has some big projects in the works, but the Central Florida port is already ranking high for many cruisers. Earlier this year, Port Canaveral was named in Global Traveler magazine’s annual readers’ survey as the “Best Cruise Port” in the world, along […]
- R+B chameleon Raphael Saadiq to grace Orlando with his presence in Januaryby Matthew Moyer on September 23, 2019 at 5:00 pm
- Florida seeking new SunPass contractor after current one loses $50 millionby The News Service of Florida on September 23, 2019 at 4:44 pm
Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise is seeking to replace its back-office structure, after criticism for more than a year about a troubled project to upgrade the SunPass collection system. The Department of Transportation on Friday announced what is known as a “request for information” that is a first step in contracting for the back-office services.