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Why Supporting Local Businesses Helps or Economy

Just the other day I ran into someone at one of our locally owned restaurants who was asking me about my3820639434?profile=original business, Mercer Island Marital Arts.   I was telling her all about what we do, and I happened to mention that I frequent this particular restaurant largely because it is locally owned and as a Mercer Island business owner myself I felt that it was important to support our community.   The woman, to my surprise, “gaffawed” at me.  So I asked her what she did.   It turns out she also has a bus

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When was the last time you opened a phone book?   I know that I can’t remember the last time I didn’t look something up on line or on my phone and yet I keep getting piles of phone books delivered to my door step every year. 

City wide Seattle produces a total of 17,500 tons of phone books every year.  That is a lot of trees.  So today, I did my part and stopped the piles of junk mail and phone books for both my residence and Mercer Island Marital Arts by visiting 
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