Loyal to a smaller business.
This is a category I haven't posted in before now, well at least to the best of my knowledge I haven't.
I live in a coastal fishing town. There is very little to do here unless your drinking, fishing or part of the military. Okay I kid, there is plenty to do, but those are three of the most popular. We are a military town after all.
Fishing is one of my passions, I haven't done much this year and there are a multitude of reasons for that- none of which are really important for this article. Anyway, this being a town where fishing is booming- we have more than our fair share of bait and tackle shops. Which I have been to all of them.
However, there is one that if given the chance I will go to over all the others. Why? It's not because it's big. It's actually kind of small- but it's well stocked and I know the guy who owns it.
I have bought all my "big" equipment from his store and from him. He's a fisherman, who loves fishing and knows what he's talking about. I've known him for a couple years, and everytime I go into the store- I feel more comfortable shopping at his store then going to one of the other bigger ones, or going to WalMart.
And there's a good chance that if he doesn't have it- he can and will order it for the customer.
I do shop at WalMart, but I like supporting a independent business and someone that I know.