The Pleasures of Local Businesses

I’ve had several recent great experiences with local small businesses that are worth sharing:

  • Harmony Valley Farm (Saturday morning Farmer’s Market) offers a 1LB bag of triple washed greens for $7.00. Great stuff and lasts a week.
  • Ideal Body Shop performed some minor body work on an older car last summer. Unfortunately, paint on the repaired area recently began to chip. I drove the car back to Ideal and they replaced the part at no extra cost – no questions asked!
  • I stopped at Sentry Hilldale to pickup some fruit recently. While looking over the strawberries, an employee stopped to make sure I chose those that did not have any mold. Refreshing!
  • Flying recently, I’ve been very pleased with Midwest Airlines. Sign up for their periodic email promotions. I’ve flown to several east coast cities for $180 to $210 round trip (keep looking – Flying from Milwaukee rather than Madison saves you some money) on their “Signature Service” – the traditional Midwest configuration with comfortable domestic business class seating.

Shop local, it’s good for all of us.