The holiday season is here, and the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce wants to make sure when people are out shopping for gifts, they shop local. Patty Hornbuckle CEO of the Taylorville Chamber said shopping local helps the local economy greatly, especially buying from small local businesses rather than chains. She said shopping in your hometown at locally owned businesses makes a huge difference versus shopping out of town, online, or at a chain.
Hornbucklle said she knows people know it's important to shop locally. However, she said it's one thing to know it's important, but it's another thing to act on it.
Hornbuckle appeared on the NEWSTALK WTIM Morning Show.