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10 Reasons to Shop Local for Your Propane (And Everything Else)

Shop local for your propane

If you need propane gas for your Rochester- or Buffalo-area home, it could be tempting to buy it from a big-name national chain – after all, they tend to be the easiest, most visible option available (mostly because they spend their money on advertising rather than improving your experience as a customer…if you’ve gotten propane from one of the big-name chains, you probably know what we mean).

But remember, when you buy from a national propane supplier, you’re not just buying propane – more than likely, you’re also buying is a new yacht for some executive who lives nowhere near you.

When you choose a local propane supplier like Irish Propane, on the other hand, you get much more than a good product at a fair and honest price. Consider these 10 benefits of shopping locally:

  1. You’ll keep money local. When you buy from an independent, locally-owned business rather than a nationally chain, your money is much more likely to stay close to home and spent with other local businesses.
  2. You’ll reduce strain on the environment. By supporting local businesses, you reduce the need or transportation and the emissions that come from it, along with sprawl, congestion, habitat loss and pollution.
  3. You’ll be supporting local non-profits. Non-profit organizations receive an average 250 percent more support from smaller business owners than they do from large businesses.
  4. You’ll keep the community unique. One-of-a-kind local businesses are an integral part of the community’s unique character.
  5. You’ll help create more jobs. Considered as a group, small local businesses typically provide more total jobs to community residents.
  6. You’ll get better service. Local businesses tend to take more time to get to know you as a customer, which means you’ll get better service.
  7. You’ll be investing in your community. Business owners who live locally tend to be more invested in the community’s future than national chains.
  8. You’ll be putting your taxes to good use. Local businesses are usually more willing to contribute to the local tax base and less demanding of tax incentives than national chains.
  9. You’ll encourage future investment. Entrepreneurs and skilled workers are more likely to settle in communities that have a distinctive character.
  10. You’ll create more competition. A range of small, hungry businesses is more likely to generate the kind of healthy competition that benefits a community.

As you can see, there are many reasons to shop locally – and just as many to choose Irish Propane for your local propane deliveries. To learn more reasons to become an Irish Propane customer, contact us today!

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