Local businesses keep the Chico economy healthy. “Over the last 20 years or so, the country has seen a dramatic rise in the market shares of corporate and chain retailers, and an unprecedented die-off of independent businesses in every sector of retail economy,” explains Stacy Mitchell, the author of Big-Box Swindle, a book that charts the rise of america’s biggest retailers. Shopping at a local small business means supporting friends and neighbors, the community, and the local economy. However, it also offers shoppers other benefits that cannot be gained by shopping in the large chain stores. Research has shown that in order to compete small business owners focus on quality customer service and quality products. They are more likely to go above and beyond by providing extra service or by acting as a knowledgeable resource. And because they are involved in running the business they tend to be experts in their field.
So this page is dedicated to those local businesses who work hard every day to be the best
Congratulations Norm and Mangrove Bottle Shop for being voted Best Liquor Store in Chico