June 30, 2012
View Abby's Essay Below
EZ Office Products is a big supporter of local businesses like ourselves and strongly encourage others to think and buy local first as much as possible.
Last month was National Small Business Month. Now that May is over, we want to continue the momentum. Your thoughts could win you $350.00! All you have to do is submit your thoughts about the relationship between buying locally and our local economy. You can use the comment entry field below (remember to make it 350 words or less) to give us your thoughts.Read More >>
Step 1: Like our Facebook page (a ground rule for entry since we will notify followers each time a new entry is received). Fans and followers alike get to see your terrific story!
Step 2: Visit our website at www.ezop.com/350Contest (you are here now). Write your story as a comment using the comment field at the bottom of the page adding it in the Facebook Comment Field or scroll further and use the Post Comment Fields. Either way, we check this page daily and will make sure your entry is posted on our EZOP Facebook page no later than the following day. When writing your story, keep these points in mind:
- How important are brand name clothes, supplies & appliances to you?
- Is buying local important to you?
- Do you know the importance of buying local?
- What is considered a "big box store"?
- What are the pros/cons when buying from a local business?
- What are the pros/cons when buying from a big box store?
- Name a local business in your community, explain the differences between the local business of your choice and a big box store.
- What do you do to support your community?
Step 3: Encourage your friends, family and colleagues to visit our website and Facebook page. The number of comments to an entry on our website OR the number of likes/comments we get to the announcement of an entry on Facebook plays a factor. The top five stories (posts) that receive the most likes and/or comments will be reviewed by an independent panel designated by EZ Office Products.
The Prize? A Few Extra Dollars to Put Back Into the Local Economy...
...Or just some extra padding for your wallet! The winner will receive a $350.00 Visa Gift Card courtesy of EZ Office Products.
Other helpful resources that support local buying: