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Santa Claus is coming to town soon.
Early signs of the holiday season already are upon us. As I walk through local and national retailers stores in Craig, the holiday items are on display. Decorations, toys and gifts are ready for you to purchase.
My employees and my wife will tell you how irritating my insistence on shopping locally is, so I figured I should pass it on to the rest of you. Although I am not perfect, I try my hardest to keep my money local.
So, here are my thoughts: I encourage all of you to shop locally.
Shopping locally is good for you in many ways. Those dollars stay here, and they increase the amount of sales tax dollars that serve your local government and schools.
Shopping locally also allows you to do business with your neighbors, friends and relatives. Many people are employed by the local retail outlets, thereby assisting you.
For more information on local retailers and hours of operation, visit www.explorecraig.com or browse the ads in the Craig Daily Press.
Re/Max team acquires All-Star Realty members
Re/Max, About You LLC has acquired all assets, except the building, of All-Star Realty. Realtors Jerry Monger and Linda Kaufman join the Re/Max team today. It is the option of the seller whether the All-Star Realty listings will move with them.
Along with All-Star's Web site and Web placement in search engines, Re/Max now will be the authorized HUD representative for Garfield, Routt, Moffat and Rio Blanco counties.
"I am excited about this," said Sheila Brennise, owner/broker of Re/Max. "Jerry is a great Realtor with a great reputation who has been serving this community for many years. I am glad to have him aboard."
For more information, call Re/Max, About You at 824-7000 or visit them at their office in Downtown Craig at 390 Yampa Ave.
Identity Graphics changes owners
Identity Graphics changed ownership in early September.
After about four years in business, Troy DeRose, founder and former owner of Identity Graphics, sold his business to local Moffat County High School graduate, Joel Browning.
"I had worked in the graphics business for a while, with my brother, Jeremy Browning, at Chaos Ink, and it was just the right time," Joel Browning said. "I am really excited about being able to do this. Most places in the country aren't doing very good right now, and we are. It is a blessing."
Identity Graphics produces signs, banners, full color printing and graphic design.
For more information about these products, you can call them at 824-6190, go online at www.identitygraphics.net, or visit them at 455 Yampa Ave. in Downtown Craig.
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