With the economy in turmoil and the holiday season quickly approaching, many Ballard businesses are understandably nervous. Families are spending less, and there’s no quick recovery on the horizon. As Vince Harris, owner of Romanza, said in a story on KOMO TV recently, “Please shop locally. Support your local people. It’s the best thing you can do for all of us.”
That gave us the idea to start a “Buy in Ballard” campaign to remind all of us to support the hundreds of local businesses in the neighborhood, from restaurants to shops to local services. After all, Ballard is a town in itself. The more we keep our money in town, the more local jobs we’ll preserve. You can learn more about our campaign right here, and thank you for your support.