From left: Monroe County Mayor Tim Yates and The Advocate & Democrat Publisher Tommy
Wilson are working with local businesses to support a strong Shop at Home campaign. You will
see this decal on local businesses fronts as they support the Shop at Home effort.
|Published: 8:44 AM, 11/05/2012
Author: Tommy Millsaps
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
Keeping money at home is one of the
most important decisions residents can make to support their
community, schools, businesses, friends and family.
That's why The Advocate & Democrat
is working with local government leaders and businesses to kick off a
major Shop at Home campaign designed to support local businesses and
help educate Monroe Countians on the importance spending their money
While this campaign starts as the
holiday shopping season begins, the importance of keeping money local
necessitates a Shop at Home drive be stressed year around.
According to figures from the County
Trustee's Office, Monroe County as a whole collects more than $8.3
million a year in local option sales tax revenue. That figure
includes the local option sales tax collected in the county's four
cities and the total for businesses in the county outside any city
"That's money that comes back to the
county we can use," Monroe Economic Development Director Shan
See full story in the Sunday, Nov. 4, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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