The students of Bellefontaine High School’s DECA chapter this week announce the launch of the second annual Buy Local Logan County Campaign.
Through a partnership with the Logan County Area Chamber of Commerce, DECA initiated the campaign in the fall of 2013 in an effort to raise awareness about the benefits of buying local first.
For 2014, DECA has created a new spin on the campaign with Buy Local Logan County loyalty key tags. Tags can be purchased for $5 at Bellefontaine High School and the Logan County Area Chamber Of Commerce office, 100 S. Main St.
Currently, 27 businesses are providing offers to help Logan County residents save money while they shop.
Businesses interested in participating can join for a fee of $15 for chamber members, and a $25 fee for non- chamber members. All of the profits from the sale will be reinvested into the Buy Local Logan County Campaign.
Students also noted the following reasons to shop locally:
• $68 out of every $100 spent in Logan County stays in the county.
• Buying local creates jobs.
• Buying local keeps the community unique.
• Convenience equals savings — shopping locally saves time and money.
• 1.5 percent of sales tax goes to local government, which helps fund projects and staff.
• “Think Green” — shopping locally reduces gas consumption and pollution.
For more details on the campaign, contact students Shauna Smith, Kelsie Blair or Sarah Hall, project coordinators, or log on to www.buylocallogancounty.com.
DECA is an association of the students preparing for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management.