Local. It’s all the rage these days – local food, local business, local anesthesia. Okay, so that last one doesn’t apply, but you get the point. Heck – even Blacksburg has gotten into the act.Looking through the lens of supporting local business, or eating locally grown food, it’s easy to see why local is important. But when I recommend wanting my clients to work with local vendors – folks like home inspectors, or lenders – I’m not doing so because it’s the catchy thing to do. I’m doing so because it matters to getting things done. An example:
Forgive me a little cynicism, but NAR has been predicting an improving real estate market since – oh – a while now. And in some cases they’ve been right, but predict change long enough and eventually something will happen.
Downtown Blacksburg Inc. has unveiled their new t-shirt design centered around their “be local” campaign.