Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Bellevue challengers will support local business

    Bellevue citizens have an important choice to make on Nov. 4 that will impact our entire Wood River Valley.  Bellevue’s current leaders are misguided when they claim “big-box stores” will benefit our economy.  It is true that we need to boost our local economy, but we can achieve this goal by focusing on our downtown core and attracting more locally owned businesses to our community.  
    I have lived in the Wood River Valley for my entire life.  I make choices every day to support local businesses.  Why do I choose to shop locally? The owners are my friends, their employees are my friends and I want to support their families.  I choose Vicky and Benji  Walker’s Oak Street Deli over Subway; I choose Matt Minor’s Idaho Lumber over Home Depot; I choose Martin Chandler’s Guffy’s and Gary Peak’s Splash- and-Dash over Valley Co-Ops;  I choose Shandon Blakely’s Cowboy Coffee over Starbucks.  I choose these businesses because I know the owners and employees. I care about them and I want their businesses to thrive.  
    Please support our local businesses by voting for Craig Wolfrom, James Stireman and Robert Leahy on Nov. 4.  This decision will impact our friends and families throughout our entire Wood River Valley.  
Maggie Shaughnessy


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