Publisher’s Note June/July 2015

Keep it Local!

Did you know that nonprofit organizations receive on average 250 percent more support from small business owners than from large business? Wow! Perhaps this is why I feel so inclined to support local small business. Of course, as a small business owner myself, I know firsthand the rewards of investing in our local small business community. I also know what a struggle it can be to not have the deep resources that large corporations have.

Where we eat, shop and even go to have fun makes our community unique. It is what makes it home. I find myself blessed to enjoy participating in and partnering with the plethora of nonprofit and community organizations we have here in the Coastal Bend. I love frequenting the local flavor and the mom-and-pop businesses grown right here at home. There is nothing more exciting to me than seeing a young and hungry entrepreneur emerge, grow, and succeed in our community.

I encourage and invite you to stand with me in support of our local, small business owners. Take the time to get to know them, patronize their establishments and learn about what they do. Not only do they enrich the entire community by recycling a large share of their revenue back into the local economy, but they enrich our lives with innovation, character and growth for years to come. I am a proud citizen of the Coastal Bend – keeping it local!

Adrian Garza

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