The first employment of a campaign to remind Maynard to keep their money local has been put in place. It's an idea that is part of the Revitalize Maynard Collaborative, which I'm part of, and we hope to get some version of it out this year.
We'r'e also trying to put together a directory of Local businesses and services. By "local" we're talking about businesses that are locally owned and operated. We think it will help remind people of what we have right here in our own town.
For every $100 that you spend in a town, a local business keeps about $73 in the community, where as a non-local business will only keep about $43 in the community.