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
- Florida bird spotted feeding cigarette butt to chick on St. Pete Beachby Colin Wolf on June 26, 2019 at 8:15 pm
Just a few days after footage surfaced showing a Florida alligator eating a bag of garbage, a mother black skimmer was photographed at St. Pete Beach feeding her baby chick a cigarette butt. The photo was uploaded to Facebook on June 24 by Karen Catbird of Largo, Florida, along with the caption, “If you smoke, please don’t leave your butts behind.” Right up there with […]
- Florida dad 'Supermans' over 4-foot pool fence to save drowning sonby Kyla Fields on June 26, 2019 at 5:43 pm
A Florida dad’s parental instincts were truly tested this past weekend. Albert Passavanti and his family were lounging by their home pool in Palm Beach County last Sunday when his toddler son fell into the water trying to reach a ball. […]
- Mock Identity redefine the DC post-punk sound at Uncle Lou'sby Matthew Moyer on June 26, 2019 at 5:40 pm
The phrase “punk band from Washington, D.C.” probably brings to mind a pretty fixed set of sounds/images – Minor Threat, SOA – but young post-punk quartet Mock Identity are instead in line with more shadowy D.C. cult outsiders like Strange Boutique, adding new sounds and perspectives to their city’s rich musical lineage. […]
- Golden Tattoo Ink Club lets you adopt a kitty, then get their precious face tattooed on you for eternity this weekendby Clarissa Moon on June 26, 2019 at 5:36 pm
Show your devotion to cats by getting a tattoo of one! […]
- Hail to the Thieves: Lavola and friends spend an evening covering Radiohead at Will's Pubby Xander Peters on June 26, 2019 at 5:34 pm
Thom Yorke isn’t coming to town – much to our dismay – but bands Lavola and Boston Marriage are bringing the next best thing to Will’s Pub this weekend: a Radiohead “tribute show.” Lavola, a self-described “symphonic indie rock quartet” fronted by songwriter Julian Cires that has opened for the likes of Silversun Pickups and Soul Asylum, are […]
- House of Blues hosts a Country Throwdown with Diamond Dixie and Greg Warren Bandby Annabelle Sikes on June 26, 2019 at 5:29 pm
Grab your cowboy hats and head on down to House of Blues for a night of great country music and even better boot-kicking fun. […]
- Shooting survivor Gabby Giffords advocates for an increase in gun violence research at Orlando Museum of Artby Christian Casale on June 26, 2019 at 5:25 pm
Gabby Giffords, the former Arizona Congresswoman who survived a gunshot to the head in a 2011 attempt on her life in Tucson, comes to Orlando for a rally to increase funding for gun violence research. […]
- Someone hit a damn bear on I-4 in Orlando this morningby Xander Peters on June 26, 2019 at 5:19 pm
In what was surely a terrifying incident for a very unlucky driver (we presume), a bear was reportedly hit and killed early this morning on west Interstate 4 near John Young Parkway, WFTV reported Wednesday. […]
- Church of United Ministry squirts off into the sunset this weekendby Thaddeus McCollum on June 26, 2019 at 5:15 pm
Church of United Ministry (get it?), the most recent iteration of the outsider art haven formerly known as A-Shop and Anime Fun Shop, closes its doors this week with a party with an exceedingly on-brand name. Venue-runner Jason Kimmins (J.A.S.O.N.) performs alongside the twee-pop of TV Dinner and the outré beats of Andrea Knight’s Bacon Grease project. […]
- Bass Night throws a family barbecue for bassheads at the Henao Centerby Thaddeus McCollum on June 26, 2019 at 5:11 pm
The popular Bass Night party crew holds a family-style barbecue at the Henao Center this weekend. […]